Episode #12

The Performer: Part Two, Pauline

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Pauline Oliveros Pauline Oliveros passed away this past November 24, 2016 at the age of 84 (Vinciane Verguethen/Courtesy of the Artist)

Meet the Composer continues its investigation of the odd, wrong-side-of-the-tv-set role of The Performer with a deep dive into the Sonic Meditations of pioneering American composer Pauline Oliveros.

Oliveros manages to smudge at the distinction between composer, performer and audience with these simple, text-based pieces, which somehow pack an emotional wallop far larger than their few lines might suggest.

Heard a piece of music that you loved? Discover it here!

0:49—Pauline Oliveros: Lear | Listen | Buy 
4:15—Henry Francis Lyte: Abide with me | Listen | Buy
4:37—Pauline Oliveros: Nike | Listen | Buy 

5:10—Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 31 in A flat, op. 110 | Listen | Buy 
7:20—Pauline Oliveros: Continuing Variations
8:05—Pauline Oliveros: Nike | Listen | Buy 
8:16—Pauline Oliveros: Sound Patterns
8:47—Pauline Oliveros: The Well and the Gentle | Listen 
10:37—Pauline Oliveros: Who Said What
12:11—Pauline Oliveros: Ione | Listen | Buy 
14:50—Pauline Oliveros: Bye Bye Butterfly | Listen | Buy 
15:27—Pauline Oliveros: I of IV | Listen | Buy
15:33—Pauline Oliveros: Something Else | Listen | Buy
15:38—Pauline Oliveros: Tara's Room | Listen | Buy
15:41—Pauline Oliveros: Silence
15:43—Pauline Oliveros: River of Folk Dance | Listen | Buy
15:46—Pauline Oliveros: Lear | Listen | Buy 
16:37—Pauline Oliveros: Ione| Listen | Buy 
18:55—Pauline Oliveros: Sonic Meditation XII: One Word
25:14—Pauline Oliveros: Tuning Meditation

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Meade Bernard and Alexander Overington


Hannis Brown and Jon Hanrahan

Comments [1]

Suzanne from Texas

Thank you for including that. I closed my eyes and sang along in my mind and the experience brought tears to my eyes. It was beautiful.

Mar. 17 2017 02:12 PM

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