MATRIXSYNTH: RIP Pauline Oliveros

Friday, November 25, 2016

RIP Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros: Bye bye butterfly (1967)

Uploaded on Mar 24, 2011 TheWelleszCompany


Published on Apr 16, 2012 importantrecords

"Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian is an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it.

'On some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one, and she would seem to be very close to that level.'
John Rockwell"

We lost another pioneer of electronic music and the world of synthesizers today.

In via @moogmusicinc:

"2016, the year we lost our heroes. RIP #PaulineOliveros, the mother of #deeplistening."

via wikipedia:

"Pauline Oliveros (May 30, 1932 – November 25, 2016) was an American composer and accordionist who was 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 has taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros has written books, formulated new music theories and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of "Deep Listening" and "sonic awareness".[1] She was an Eyebeam resident."

You will find Pauline Oliveros referenced throughout numerous posts here on MATRIXSYNTH. Her groundbreaking "Reverberations: Tape + Electronic Music 1961-1970" was funded on Kickstarter in 2014, and made available by Important Records. She presented her work at The Kitchen in New York, and she provided input to the San Francisco Tape Music Center during the days of Don Buchla.

The difference between hearing and listening | Pauline Oliveros | TEDxIndianapolis

Published on Nov 12, 2015 TEDx Talks

Pauline Oliveros Lecture (Montréal 2016) | Red Bull Music Academy

Published on Nov 22, 2016 Red Bull Music Academy

"Composer, author and educator Pauline Oliveros has dedicated her life to sound and to listening. One of electronic music’s most important early figures, she was an original member of the pioneering San Francisco Tape Music Center and its first director. A founder of the Deep Listening Institute, she now conveys the message that sound and its effects are powerful equalizers. Her works are meditations on the ocean of sound that listeners can find themselves in, embracing the rapture of audible sensation. A recipient of many awards and a participant in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, her engagement with sound continues to influence generations. Sitting on the couch at the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy, Oliveros recalled how she created her own instruments and how listening can help change how you hear.

9:29 - Origins of the San Francisco Tape Music Center
17:52 - Building instruments
37:47 - Expanded Instrument System and delays
41:08 - Deep Listening
52:19 - Using every sound you hear
1:19:36 - Deep Listening and engineers

12:43 - Pauline Oliveros – “Time Perspectives”
20:17 - Pauline Oliveros – “Bye Bye Butterfly”
27:52 - Pauline Oliveros – “I of IV”
34:05 - Pauline Oliveros – Tuning Meditation live at The Kitchen NYC
40:24 - Pauline Oliveors, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis – “Lear”"

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