Pauline Oliveros

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Composer, accordionist, pioneering live electronic performer, educator, and humanitarian, Pauline Oliveros has been a major innovator in improvisation, meditative music, and live electronic performance, particularly the use of electronics to extend instrumental improvisation. Through improvisation, electronic music, myth and ritual, teaching and meditation, she has created a body of work with an unparalleled breadth of vision ...

"My music is interactive music. It is interactive in the sense that participants take a share in creating the work rather than being limited to expressively interpreting pitches and rhythms. I have composed the outside forms, the guidelines for ways of listening and ways of responding. These forms and guidelines with appropriate application give the participants a creative opportunity to compose and perform simultaneously in collaboration with me and to expand their musicianship ...

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