Pauline Oliveros

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Pauline Oliveros (born May 30, 1932 in Houston, Texas) is an American composer and accordionist who is 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". She was an Eyebeam resident.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Accordion & Voice Pauline Oliveros 2
1988 The Roots of the Moment Pauline Oliveros 2
1989 Deep Listening Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis 1
1990 Crone Music Pauline Oliveros 1
1997 Driftworks Thomas Köner / Nijiumu / Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch / Paul Schütze 1
1997 Alien Bog / Beautiful Soop Pauline Oliveros 1
1997 Electronic Works Pauline Oliveros 1
1998 Ghostdance Pauline Oliveros 1
1999 Springs Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch 2
1999 Summer Bugs Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch 1
2000 Primordial Lift Pauline Oliveros 1
2000 Pauline Oliveros in the Arms of Reynols Pauline Oliveros & Reynols 1
2001 No Mo Pauline Oliveros 1
2004 A Little Noise in the System Pauline Oliveros 1
2004 Tara's Room Pauline Oliveros 1
2006 Primordial / Lift Pauline Oliveros 1
2007 The Wanderer Pauline Oliveros 1
2008 Four Electronic Pieces 1959-1966 Pauline Oliveros 1
2011 To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation Pauline Oliveros 1
2016 Four Meditations / Sound Geometrics Pauline Oliveros 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 Attention Patterns Pauline Oliveros / Éliane Radigue / Yoshi Wada / Sun Circle 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 At the Ijsbreker Jan 24, 1999 Pauline Oliveros / David Gamper 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Beauty of the Steel Skeleton / Drifting Depths Eleh / Pauline Oliveros 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Reverberations: Tape & Electronic Music 1961-1970 Pauline Oliveros 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Live at the Deep Listening Space 2003 Pauline Oliveros, Andrew Deutsch & Peer Bode 1

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