Pauline Oliveros

(b. 1932)

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(b Houston, 1932).

Amer. composer. Worked at S. Francisco Tape Centre 1961–6. Worked with David Tudor, pianist, and Elizabeth Harris, dancer‐choreog., 1963–6. Dir., tape mus. centre, Mills Coll., 1961–7; teacher of elec. mus., Univ. of California, San Diego, from 1967 (prof. 1970–81). After 1963 her works used mixed media and she prefers live elec. perf. to prepared tape. Has written a trio for fl., pf., and page‐turner (1961) and a work for orch., ch., elecs., and lights called To Valerie Solonis and Marilyn Monroe in recognition of their desperation (1970). Among her other works are The Chicken who Learned How to Fly, vv., narr., synth. (1985); The New Sound Meditation, vv. (1989); All Fours of the Drum Bum, drum kit (1990); Cicada Song, acc. (1996); and Timeless Pulse, perc., elec. (2002).

Subjects: Music.

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