Pauline Oliveros on The Power of Listening | Red Bull Music Academy



Pioneering artist Pauline Oliveros recalled how she created her own instruments and how listening can help change how you hear in her 2016 Red Bull Music Academy lecture. #RBMA

TOPICS:
9:29 – Origins of the San Francisco Tape Music Center
17:52 – Building instruments
37:47 – Expanded Instrument System and delays
41:08 – Deep Listening
52:19 – Using every sound you hear
1:19:36 – Deep Listening and engineers

MUSIC:
12:43 – Pauline Oliveros – “Time Perspectives”
20:17 – Pauline Oliveros – “Bye Bye Butterfly”
27:52 – Pauline Oliveros – “I of IV”
34:05 – Pauline Oliveros – Tuning Meditation live at The Kitchen NYC
40:24 – Pauline Oliveors, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis – “Lear”

Composer, author and educator Pauline Oliveros has dedicated her life to sound and to listening. One of electronic music’s most important early figures, she was an original member of the pioneering San Francisco Tape Music Center and its first director. A founder of the Deep Listening Institute, she now conveys the message that sound and its effects are powerful equalizers. Her works are meditations on the ocean of sound that listeners can find themselves in, embracing the rapture of audible sensation. A recipient of many awards and a participant in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, her engagement with sound continues to influence generations.

The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to fostering creativity in music. We celebrate music, its culture, and the transformative minds behind it. Begun in 1998, the Academy has taken the core principles that underlie its annual workshop for selected participants and applied this curatorial approach to events, lectures, and city-wide festivals throughout the year.

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