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Pauline Oliveros DISCUSSION:

Mon. November 24th 2008 1:00pm doors at 1:00pm Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Uvic) (All Ages) 1:00pm doors at 1:00pm
Monday, November 24, 1 PM
DISCUSSION with Pauline Oliveros
University of Victoria, Philip T Young Recital Hall

Pauline Oliveros will talk about her lifelong listening practice and her approach to composition and performance.

PAULINE OLIVEROS is a senior figure in contemporary American music. Her career spans fifty years of boundary dissolving music making. In the '50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. Today she is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY. Oliveros has been as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones --her primary instrument is the accordion, an unexpected visitor perhaps to musical cutting edge, but one which she approaches in much the same way that a Zen musician might approach the Japanese shakuhachi. Pauline Oliveros' life as a composer, performer and humanitarian is about opening her own and others' sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds. Since the 1960's she has influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.
Further information about Pauline Oliveros can be found at <> and information about the Deep Listening Institute at <>
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