PAULINE OLIVEROS
EARLY ELECTRONIC WORKS
1959-66


2xLP, silver vinyl
Published by Sub Rosa
2018
400 copies

Price: 192 lei



Pauline Oliveros is more than ever an important American composer. Born in Houston, Texas on May 30, 1932, the music she produces today is close to the breath of life, with, notably, her pieces for accordion played by herself, the creation of the Deep Listening Center, her approach to improvisation, and her numerous and varied collaborations with, among others, John Cage, Morton Subotnick, Terry Riley, Sonic Youth, Erold, and Andrew Deutsch… What we wish to show here, is her early and definitive contribution to the tape and electronic music of the late fifties and sixties—her systematic exploration of electronic sounds, which was fundamental to this period.

“My work with electronic music began in 1959. My first tape piece was an ambitious four channel work called Time Perspectives. The piece was made by recording small sounds from objects resonated on a wooden wall and changing the tape speed. I used cardboard tubes as filters by inserting the mic into the tube and recording sources through the tubes. I used my bath tub as a reverberation chamber.” (notes on composition by Pauline Oliveros)

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