The Armory and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) host an open commemoration of the life and work of Pauline Oliveros at the Park Avenue Armory. Part of the 2017 Composers Now Festival.
ICE and the Armory are partnering to welcome the vast network of Oliveros’ students, collaborators, and friends into an open set of performances, meditations, storytelling, and Deep Listening. Spaces dedicated to historical audio recordings, film and documentary clips, participatory listening sessions, and cutting edge electro-acoustic performances are open to the public as a free offering of new experiences.
Composer Pauline Oliveros touched countless artistic lives as a tireless advocate for making and listening to new sounds. As a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods, Oliveros changed the way music is made and conceived for several generations of musicians.
For those inspired by Oliveros or who are curious to learn more about her beautiful life and work, the day provides an opportunity to learn, reflect, and listen in the spaces where Oliveros held several Deep Listening sessions during her APRIL 2016 RESIDENCE as part of the Armory’s Artists Studio series in the newly restored Veterans Room. Contributors include Claire Chase and the International Contemporary Ensemble, Either/OR, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Deep Listening Certificate Holders and members of the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer, Anagram Ensemble, Ione, and many of Oliveros’ longest collaborators.
Ross Karre, curatorial coordinator and producing manager
International Contemporary Ensemble, lead ensemble and co-host
Park Avenue Armory, co-host
Ione, Trustee of the Pauline Oliveros Trust, performer, curator
New York Public Library, artifacts and recordings from the Oliveros Collection
Center for Deep Listening, curatorial and coordinating partner
Performers, Organizers, and Contributors include:
Tomie Hahn Paul Hembree
Linda Mary Montano
Leila Ramagopal Pertl