Sounding the Margins: A Forty-Year Retrospective of the Works of Pauline Oliveros
Friday, May 31, Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2; 8pm
Lorraine Hansberry Theater, 620 Sutter St @ Mason St
Pauline Oliveros’ life as a composer, performer and humanitarian is about opening her own and others’ sensibilities to the many facets of sound. Since the 1960s she has influenced American Music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth, and ritual. Many credit her with being the founder of present day meditative music. All of Oliveros’ work emphasizes musicianship, attention strategies, and improvisational skills. Join in honoring Pauline’s 70th birthday at one of these three concerts. Sounding the Margins is being presented by Meridian Music: Composers in Performance and the Pauline Oliveros Foundation. Musicians from ROVA, Deep Listening Band, Space Between, Circle Trio, Cornelius Cardew Choir, Ghostdance Trio, and many other artists are featured.
Pauline Oliveros has been celebrated worldwide. During the 1960s John Rockwell named her work Bye Bye Butterfly as one of the most significant of that decade. In the 70s she represented the U.S. at the World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan; during the 80s she was honored with a retrospective at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., and the 1990s began with a letter of distinction from the American Music Center presented at Lincoln Center in New York.