Sound of Listening

Explore Inner and Outer Soundscapes

Michael Reiley McDermott is a therapeutic musician, Deep ListeningĀ® facilitator, and composer. He offers recorded music, concerts, workshops, sound healing, and guided experiences including music for sleep, dreaming, meditation, movement, and liminal states of attention/awareness.

sound sangha

Michael is hosting a weekly meditation group on Zoom:
  • Friday 12pm ET
  • Guided Mindfulness of Listening meditation
  • Exploring the gateway of listening into the world of Mindfulness
  • Discussion around a topic at the intersection of meditation, sound, listening, awareness, and attention
  • Exclusive meetup for Patrons

The focus of the group will be on the intersection of meditation, sound, and listening. We’ll work with classic mindfulness-based meditation practices, as well as the work of Pauline Oliveros (Deep Listening), R. Murray Schafer (Soundscapes), Kay Gardener (Sounding the Inner Landscapes), Ajahn Amaro (Inner Listening), Thich Nhat Hahn, and Nada Yoga (just to name a few).

“You are quite gifted at creating sonic textures which help to lull one's interior life towards a spirit of nuance and quiet, Michael. šŸ™”

Nicholas CroftPatron

“Michael's music is like having an inner portable shrine wherever you go.”

Wild AnimaAvant Pop Artist

“Michael brings out the best in ā€˜meditativeā€™ music to a more transient and accessible level. Creating a sublime experience for the listener quite often mistaken and misunderstood by. Here the the essence of the music is reinterpreted A ā€˜gatewayā€™ to a ephemeral place and beyond.”

Christopher EllisSupporter

Offerings

Deep ListeningĀ®

Music for Healing and Transition

Listening Bodies

Videoscapes

Celestial Music Box

Echozoo

Podcast

(coming soon)

Patreon

Selected Albums

The Dream Cycles

This eight and a half-hour long album contains a carefully crafted mix of musical tones, binaural beats (for headphone listeners) tuned to aid sleep, long periods of silence or barely audible soundscapes to aid in the cycles of deep sleep

dibba-sota

In the sounds of everyday life shines the luminous ground of infinite space. Deep in the stillness of silent becoming we can experience the interconnected web, present and waiting to be plucked.

Samatha

An album of gently unfolding minimal waves of sounds. This simple suite contains over two hours of long-playing tracks that move slowly with many pauses in sound to make room for your own experience.

Much of the music, teachings and videos are offered freely. Support Michael’s work on Patreon and receive weekly posts of meditative and mindful soundscapes, plus you’ll have access to our weekly sonic mindfulness meditation group sound sangha

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