Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros



Pauline Oliveros (May 30, 1932 – November 24, 2016[1]) was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music.

She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She taught music at Mills College, the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros authored books, formulated new music theories, and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of "Deep Listening" and "sonic awareness".[2] She was an Eyebeam resident.


Live At The Stone
Live At The Stone is a song by musical artist Pauline Oliveros, released on February 10, 2017.
Deep Listening Band
Sound Patterns
Sound Patterns is a musical piece for a cappella mixed chorus by Pauline Oliveros.
Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970
Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 is an album by musical artist Pauline Oliveros, released on October 14, 2014.

Photos - Pauline Oliveros16

Popular Albums15

Album Appearances & References12

Popular Songs3

Song Appearances & References2

Musical Groups1

Video Game References1


Music-Related Relationships5

Film-Related Relationships1

Personal & Professional Relationships1

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1


Spotify - Albums & Singles37


Spotify - Appears On12


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles16

Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – August 2017
  –  August 18, 2017
Among them, they’ve worked with Björk, Yoko Ono, Henry Threadgill, Nels Cline, Pauline Oliveros, Joseph Jarman, and many, many, many others (Melford is part of Trio M with drummer Matt Wilson, who’s discussed above), as well as making numerous albums ...
Why Jessie Demaree Chose Not to "Play a Bunch of Dead White Men’s Music"
  –  August 18, 2017
Pauline Oliveros, composer, author, accordionist, and my personal role model, woke me up to the covert sexism in the music industry. After reading "And Don’t Call Them ‘Lady’ Composers” was when I decided that I didn't want to play a bunch of dead ...
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial Season
  –  August 18, 2017
Guest conductor Christopher Rountree (director of the contemporary music ensemble wild Up) leads the Ensemble on December 1 in a program featuring Louis Andriessen's De Staat, Tina Tallon's Sear, Andrew Tholl's Corpus Callosum, and Pauline Oliveros' Tuning ...
Pianist invites you to gather, hear
  –  August 18, 2017
These, Sawada said, were based on the ideas of early electronic composer Pauline Oliveros, who in the early 1970s created a series of “sonic meditations,” written as verbal instructions rather than scores and designed to bring attentive listening to ...
Bedroom Musician Deion Funderburk Finds Reverie on 'justbehappy'
  –  August 17, 2017
In the past six months, I've written about two of them in the Charlotte area alone: Angela Saylor, who records as Minthill and produces electronic music in the minimalist vein pioneered by experimental composers like Terry Riley and Pauline Oliveros ...
EMPAC unveils ecletic fall schedule
  –  August 16, 2017
Last spring, the artistic duo Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz worked in residence to create a new film based on a score by the late composer and RPI professor Pauline Oliveros. On Sept. 28, they will screen the final work, “Telepathic Improvisation ...
Hear a Stunning Version of "This Land Is Your Land" With Glen Campbell (PREMIERE)
  –  August 14, 2017
and the slowly shifting, seismic drones and minimalism of avant-garde composers like Stuart Dempster, Pauline Oliveros, Tony Conrad and LaMonte Young. It all vibrated in me the same way, whether it was coming from Soho or the Georgia Sea Islands.
This Week in New York
  –  August 14, 2017
Audience members are invited to listen to the earth through the hushed reverence of Pauline Oliveros’s ritualistic Earth Ears, Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s Aequilibria, and the immersive sound world of Liza Lim’s How Forests Think. Composer Debra Kaye’s ...
Outsound New Music Summit: Karen Borca and Positive Knowledge
  –  August 13, 2017
But I can understand that the music took a lot of energy. But it was a great experience, and Karen Borca has now taken her place alongside Wendy Carlos, Pauline Oliveros, and all the other women in music that I want to be when I finally grow up.
The Unique Vocal Artistry of Isabelle Duthoit and Viv Corringham
  –  August 13, 2017
Corringham is a certified Deep Listening teacher, after studying with Pauline Oliveros, and has worked before with innovative percussionist as Gino Robair and Eddie Prévost and vocal artist Maggie Nicols; Flinn is a composer who searches for unusual sound ...
Madison New Music Festival
  –  August 12, 2017
The festival’s second night features an eclectic range of music, from the inventive, folk-inspired music of Romanian composer Doina Rotaru to the improvisatory soundscapes of recently departed legend Pauline Oliveros. Also featured is local composer ...
Classical Music in NYC This Week
  –  August 11, 2017
Pauline Oliveros’s “Earth Ears” starts the concert, a prelude to the American premieres of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “Aequilibria” and Liza Lim’s “How Forests Think.” MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA at David Geffen Hall (Aug. 15-16 ...
Listening Here
  –  August 9, 2017
the philosophy and practice of Sonic Awareness developed by renowned American composer and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professor Pauline Oliveros. About the genesis of the project, Loveless says "We started our project with questions like what sounds ...
Classical music: The second annual Madison New Music Festival will take place this Thursday through Sunday
  –  August 9, 2017
The festival’s second night features an eclectic range of music, from the inventive, folk-inspired music of Romanian composer Doina Rotaru (below top) to the improvisatory soundscapes of recently departed legend Pauline Oliveros (below bottom).
David Greenberger And Prime Lens Have 2 CD Release Shows
  –  August 7, 2017
Bruce Hampton, Mary Halvorson, Konk Pack, Byard Lancaster, Pauline Oliveros, Jessica Pavone, Ruins (Yoshida Tatsuya), Shaking Ray Levis, Veryan Weston, Wolter Wierbos, Davey Williams, and Nate Wooley. Tyson Rogers is a recording and touring musician and ...
The top 35 female composers in classical music
  –  August 4, 2017
Pauline Oliveros: Oliveros, who died in 2016 at the age of 84, was a pioneer of tape music, creating works like the poignant “Bye Bye Butterfly,” which puts a recording of Puccini’s opera “Madame Butterfly” through a sequence of electronic ...

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