Back to All Events

Remembering Pauline Oliveros at the Armory

  • Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Avenue New York, NY, 10065 United States (map)

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:

Anagram Ensemble
Frédéric Acquaviva
David Arner
China Blue
Anne Bourne
Jonas Braasch
Mike Bullock
Will Cameron
Claire Chase
Maria Chavez
Phyllis Chen
Seth Cluett
Vivienne Corringham
Nick DeMaison
Stuart Dempster
Phil Edelstein
Either/Or Ensemble
Björn Eriksson
Fast Forward
David Felton
Adele Fournet
Gisela Gamper
Heloise Gold
Jacob Greenberg
Tomie Hahn Paul Hembree
Brenda Hutchinson
Susie Ibarra
Galen Joseph-Hunter
Paula Josa-Jones
Zach Layton
Evan Leslie
Loré Lixenberg
Norman Lowrey
Miya Masaoka
Lindsay McKenzie
Carman Moore
Linda Mary Montano
Michelle Nagai
Kristin Norderval
Tina Pearson
Leila Ramagopal Pertl
David Rothenberg
Joshua Rubin
Margaret Schedel
Michelle Temple
Sarah Weaver
John Wieczorek

Earlier Event: January 28
ICE at Brandeis New Music
Later Event: February 13
ICE at Ball State University