Bang on a Can

Performance by Pauline Oliveros


Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:30 – 9 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Accompanying Take Me (I’m Yours), the composer performs The Sound of Meditation on V-Accordion, an instrument that produces both accordion and orchestral sounds. The concert blurs the boundary between the performer and the audience by asking the listener to participate in the making of music through Deep Listening, which Pauline describes as "exploring the difference between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature – exclusive and inclusive – of listening."

Since the 1960s Pauline Oliveros has influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual. She is the recipient of the John Cage award for 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, and serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. She has been as interested in finding new sounds as in finding new uses for old ones—her primary instrument is the accordion, perhaps an unexpected visitor to the musical cutting edge.

Listen to "Deep Hockets" by Pauline Oliveros and the Deep Listening Band.

Watch an interview with Pauline Oliveros.

Tickets: $18 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Members

Pieter Kers

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