Pauline Oliveros
Tues, June 6; 8 pm
Location: Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, 4235 19th Street @ Collingwood
Tickets: $15, Qcc

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Pauline Oliveros (b. 1932) is one of the most important composers of our time. Her belief in the “sensual nature of sound, its power of release and change” has taken her and her audiences to the outermost edges of sounding, listening, and playing. As an internationally acclaimed accordionist, Oliveros explores unusual tunings and the resonant frequencies of a given space to create unforgettably gorgeous sonic landscapes. Her accordion playing is nothing short of magical: a sonic exploration of acoustic space coupled with the delights of the physical sensation of sound traveling through the body. This collaborative improvisation with Bay Area musicians India Cooke and Karolyn Van Putten (which includes a question and answer session with scholar Martha Mockus) is not to be missed. More info on Ms. Oliveros: www.deeplistening.org/pauline