The Cutty Strange: Three Pieces by Pauline Oliveros (Audio)

Dec 01, 2016
Produced by Daniel Steffey.

The early electronic music of Pauline Oliveros has had an enormous impact on American experimentalism. Her work with the San Francisco Tape Music Center (later the Mills College Tape Music Center/CCM), helped shape a new concept of music making, that would extend far deeper than anyone could have thought possible throughout her amazing career that spanned seven decades. This episode features three of those early works, 'Mnemonics I', 'III of IV', and 'Big Slow Bog'.

The Cutty Strange unveils a new and fresh format, starting November 2015. Programs will be made up of pieces by musicians, storytellers, poets, sound artists, and others. These commissioned works aim to bring new light to the broadcast art medium. In its first season, archived here, the show featured full episodes of select San Francisco Bay Area artists who shared their music, methods and stories.