by Peter Aaron
With a career that spans nearly 60 years, Oliveros helped create contemporary electronic music and multimedia performance, and pioneered the concept of Deep Listening. In addition to being a boundry-transcending composer, musician (primarily an accordionist), and collaborator (with John Cage, Terry Riley, Laurie Anderson, and many others), she has been a globe-travelling educator via her work with her own Deep Listening Institute and technological innovator via her Expanded Instrument System and Adaptive Use Musical Instrument software. Interviewing her for the April 2009 issue of Chronogram is one of the high points of my nine years here as Music Editor.
Here’s an in-progress peak at Weintraub’s film:
For more information on Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros and to help support to the project, visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/deep-listening-the-story-of-pauline-oliveros—2#/.