Pauline Oliveros

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Pauline Oliveros (born May 30, 1932, Houston, Texas, USA - died November 25, 2016) was an American composer, performer and author.

In the early 1960's, Oliveros, along 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 used an accordion which had been re-tuned and the sound altered with the aid of electronics. Throughout the years, she 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 CD's: Alien Bog/Beautiful Soop (Pogus, 1997) and Electronic Works (Paradigm, 1998).
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32 16 0156 Extended Voices — Pauline Oliveros The Brandeis University Chamber Chorus, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Morton Feldman The Brandeis University Chamber Chorus, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Robert Ashley, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Morton Feldman - Extended Voices(LP, Album) Odyssey 32 16 0156 US 1967 Sell This Version
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32 16 0160 New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV) — Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros - New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV) Odyssey 32 16 0160 US 1967 Sell This Version
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MS2111 Electronic Essays — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros / John Rea / István Anhalt Pauline Oliveros / John Rea / István Anhalt - Electronic Essays(LP) Marathon Music Inc. MS2111 Canada 1968 Sell This Version
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H-71237 The Contemporary Contrabass — Pauline Oliveros Bertram Turetzky - John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Ben Johnston Bertram Turetzky - John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Ben Johnston - The Contemporary Contrabass (Album) Nonesuch H-71237 US 1970 Sell This Version
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AN-1005 Kenneth Gaburo Conducts New Music Choral Ensemble In Works Of Ives, Nono, Shallenberg, Webern, Johnston, Oliveros, Messiaen — Pauline Oliveros Kenneth Gaburo Conducts New Music Choral Ensemble In Works Of Ives*, Nono*, Shallenberg*, Webern*, Johnston*, Oliveros*, Messiaen* Kenneth Gaburo Conducts New Music Choral Ensemble In Works Of Ives*, Nono*, Shallenberg*, Webern*, Johnston*, Oliveros*, Messiaen* - Kenneth Gaburo Conducts New Music Choral Ensemble In Works Of Ives, Nono, Shallenberg, Webern, Johnston, Oliveros, Messiaen(LP) Ars Nova Ars Antiqua Recordings AN-1005 US 1971 Sell This Version
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VR 1901 Accordion & Voice — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros Accordion & Voice (Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. VR 1901 US 1982 Sell This Version
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VR 1902 The Wanderer — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros The Wanderer (Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. VR 1902 US 1984 Sell This Version
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hat ART 2020 The Well And The Gentle — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros The Well And The Gentle(2xLP + Box) hat ART hat ART 2020 Switzerland 1985 Sell This Version
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none Sounding / Way — Pauline Oliveros Guy Klucevsek / Pauline Oliveros Guy Klucevsek / Pauline Oliveros - Sounding / Way (Album) Not On Label (Pauline Oliveros Self-released) none US 1986 Sell This Version
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VR 1092 Mesa / Pontpoint / Fwyyn — Pauline Oliveros Gordon Mumma With Pauline Oliveros And David Tudor Gordon Mumma With Pauline Oliveros And David Tudor - Mesa / Pontpoint / Fwyyn(LP, Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. VR 1092 US 1986 Sell This Version
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none Tara's Room — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros Tara's Room (Album) Not On Label (Pauline Oliveros Self-released) none US 1987 Sell This Version
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hat ART CD 6009 The Roots Of The Moment — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros The Roots Of The Moment (Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6009 Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
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NA 022 CD Deep Listening — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis Pauline Oliveros / Stuart Dempster / Panaiotis - Deep Listening (Album) New Albion NA 022 CD US 1989 Sell This Version
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LCD 1903 Crone Music — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros Crone Music(CD, Album) Lovely Music, Ltd. LCD 1903 US 1990 Sell This Version
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mode 40 In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney / St. George And The Dragon — Pauline Oliveros 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
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DL 8-1998 CD Carrier — Pauline Oliveros Peer Bode / Andrew Deutsch / Pauline Oliveros Peer Bode / Andrew Deutsch / Pauline Oliveros - Carrier (Album) Deep Listening DL 8-1998 CD US 1998 Sell This Version
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CD-1030 Non Stop Flight — Pauline Oliveros Deep Listening BandPauline Oliveros, David Gamper, Stuart Dempster Deep Listening BandPauline Oliveros, David Gamper, Stuart Dempster - Non Stop Flight(CD, Album) Music & Arts CD-1030 US 1998 Sell This Version
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DL 7-1998 CD Ghostdance — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros Ghostdance(CD, Album) Deep Listening DL 7-1998 CD US 1998 Sell This Version
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none The Roots Of The Moment  — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros The Roots Of The Moment (CD, S/Edition) Drogue Press none USA & Canada 1998 Sell This Version
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whi21.CD Pauline Oliveros In The Arms Of Reynols — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros & Reynols Pauline Oliveros & Reynols - Pauline Oliveros In The Arms Of Reynols (Album, EP) White Tapes whi21.CD US 1999 Sell This Version
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53 I Primordial Lift — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros Primordial Lift (Album) Table Of The Elements 53 I US 1999 Sell This Version
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Magic If 10 Springs — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch - Springs (Album) Magic If Magic If 10 US 1999 Sell This Version
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Magic If 7 Summer Bugs — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch Pauline Oliveros & Andrew Deutsch - Summer Bugs(CDr, Ltd) Magic If Magic If 7 US 1999 Sell This Version
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JdK 03 At The Ijsbreker Jan 24, 1999 — Pauline Oliveros 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
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P21023-2, 21023-2 No Mo — Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros No Mo (Album) Pogus Productions, Pogus Productions P21023-2, 21023-2 US 2001 Sell This Version

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Alastis

Alastis

March 19, 2006
edited over 17 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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