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NORMAN LOWREY is a mask maker/composer and Professor of Music at Drew University, Madison, NJ. He holds a PhD in composition from the Eastman School of Music. He is the originator of Singing Masks. The masks – ceramic, carved wood, leather, virtual – incorporate flutes, reeds, ratchets and other sounding devices. Each mask has a unique voice. Lowrey has presented Singing Mask ceremony/performances in such diverse locations as Plan B and Site Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Roulette and Lincoln Center in New York City, The Deep Listening Space in Kingston, New York, The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, and at the site of pictograph caves outside Billings, Montana. He is a long-time student/colleague of composer Pauline Oliveros, is certified in her Deep Listening practice, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the former Deep Listening Institute.