Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros

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American Composer, performer and author, born 1932. In the early '60s, Oliveros — with Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender — formed the San Francisco Tape Music Center, and, there, she began her pioneering work with electronics and tape. In performances, Pauline Oliveros uses an accordion which has been re-tuned in two different systems of her just intonation in addition to electronics to alter the sound of the accordion. Throughout the years, she has developed the Extended Instrument System (EIS), a sophisticated setup of digital signal processors designed for use in live performances. Examples of her use of the system can be heard on recordings by the Deep Listening Band. Her early electronic works appear on a pair of CDs: Alien Bog/Beautiful Soop (Pogus, 1997) and Electronic Works (Paradigm, 1998).
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Pauline Oliveros Discography

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MS2111 Pauline Oliveros / John Rea / István Anhalt Pauline Oliveros / John Rea / István Anhalt - Electronic Essays(LP) Marathon Music Inc. MS2111 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros Accordion & Voice (Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. US 1982 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros The Wanderer Lovely Music, Ltd. US 1984 Sell This Version
hat ART 2020 Pauline Oliveros The Well And The Gentle(2xLP + Box) hat ART hat ART 2020 Switzerland 1985 Sell This Version
none Guy Klucevsek / Pauline Oliveros Guy Klucevsek / Pauline Oliveros - Sounding / Way(Cass) Not On Label none US 1986 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros The Roots Of The Moment (Album) hat ART Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis - Deep Listening (Album) New Albion US 1989 Sell This Version
LCD 1903 Pauline Oliveros Crone Music(CD, Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. LCD 1903 US 1990 Sell This Version
mode 40 Pauline Oliveros & American Voices Pauline Oliveros & American Voices - In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney / St. George And The Dragon(CD) Mode mode 40 US 1994 Sell This Version
ABB1000 CD, ABB1000/1 CD, ABB1000/2 CD, ABB1000/3 CD, ABB1000/4 CD Thomas Köner / Nijiumu / Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch / Paul Schütze Thomas Köner / Nijiumu / Pauline Oliveros & Randy Raine-Reusch / Paul Schütze - Driftworks(4xCD + Box) Big Cat, Big Cat, Big Cat, Big Cat, Big Cat ABB1000 CD, ABB1000/1 CD, ABB1000/2 CD, ABB1000/3 CD, ABB1000/4 CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
DL 8-1998 CD Peer Bode / Andrew Deutsch / Pauline Oliveros Peer Bode / Andrew Deutsch / Pauline Oliveros - Carrier(CD, Album) Deep Listening DL 8-1998 CD US 1998 Sell This Version
DL 7-1998 CD Pauline Oliveros Ghostdance(CD, Album) Deep Listening DL 7-1998 CD US 1998 Sell This Version
none Pauline Oliveros The Roots of the Moment (CD, S/Edition) Drogue Press none USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros Primordial Lift (Album) Table Of The Elements US 1999 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch - Springs (Album) Magic If US 1999 Sell This Version
Magic If 7 Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch - Summer Bugs(CDr, Ltd) Magic If Magic If 7 US 1999 Sell This Version
JdK 03 Pauline Oliveros / David Gamper Pauline Oliveros / David Gamper - At The Ijsbreker Jan 24, 1999(CD, Album) JdK Productions JdK 03 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros No Mo (Album) Pogus Productions, Pogus Productions US 2001 Sell This Version
Pauline Oliveros & Reynols Pauline Oliveros & Reynols - The Minexcio Connection: Live! At The Rosendale Café Roaratorio US 2003 Sell This Version
Tm 69 Pauline Oliveros A Little Noise In The System(LP, S/Sided, Ltd) Table Of The Elements Tm 69 US 2003 Sell This Version
DL 22 2004 CD Pauline Oliveros Tara's Room(CD, RE) Deep Listening DL 22 2004 CD US 2004 Sell This Version
DL 28-2006 Pauline Oliveros Lion's Eye / Lion's Tale(CD, Album) Deep Listening DL 28-2006 US 2006 Sell This Version
DL 36-2007 Pauline Oliveros / Miya Masaoka Pauline Oliveros / Miya Masaoka - Accordion Koto(CD, Album) Deep Listening DL 36-2007 US 2007 Sell This Version
Eleh / Pauline Oliveros Eleh / Pauline Oliveros - The Beauty Of The Steel Skeleton / Drifting Depths Important Records (2) US 2008 Sell This Version
SR185 Pauline Oliveros Four Electronic Pieces 1959-1966(CD) Sub Rosa SR185 Belgium 2008 Sell This Version

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Alastis

Alastis

March 19, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
Who would would've thought that such instrument as accordion which is almost forgotten in modern music, might sound this eerie. Pauline Oliveros creates long and melancholic pieces by using accordion and some electronic effects. The results might make almost any non-believer blush. Unfortunately, innovative ideas and virtuosity doesn't always mean recognition. Ms. Oliveros has been quietly doing her thing for more than 30 years now and she's still active as of today. Most likely, her work will be remembered as some of the most important, but ultimately underrated and misunderstood in the field of avantgarde music of the late 20th /early 21st century.

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