Experimental Composers: Pauline Oliveros
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wavefarm.org 1620-AM | Simulcast mid-6 a.m. and Saturdays on WGXC 90.7-FM.
Produced by Clocktower Radio.
A wide ranging and revealing interview with the composer from 2008 as she prepared to show her work as part of the exhibition WACK! Art & The Feminist Revolution on view at MoMA PS1 that year. The conversation traces the artist’s influential and often courageous career through influences ranging from The Scum Manifesto to digital technology and her achievements beginning with electronic instruments in the 1950s, through her university career, sonic meditations, ceremonial works, Deep Listening concepts, Expanded Accordion, and merging a social conscience with sound.
"Experimental Composers" is produced by Clocktower Radio and broadcast in partnership with Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM. Writes Clocktower Radio, "Performances from new and established musical innovators. The unfortunate and unintended messages that come attached to a title like Experimental Composers are many. Still it is one of the few labels to come out of the world of music that has not been co-opted by promoters, corporations, journalists, or lawyers. This one just seems to have anti-market goo on it. Hooray. It's also just bad English (as if to imply that these poor souls are themselves, in their flesh and blood, some kind of experiment and, perhaps, even expendable). And then there is the spectre of defying the wisdom of the great Edgar Varèse who said something like, 'I do not write experimental music. My experimenting is done before I make the music. Afterwards it is the listener who must experiment."