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Oliveros, Pauline
Accordion & Voice

Oliveros, Pauline: Accordion & Voice (Important Records)
Label: Important Records    
Released in: USA    

A central figure in post-war electronic art music, Oliveros is one of the original members of the San Francisco Tape Music Center (along with Morton Subotnick, Ramon Sender, Terry Riley, and Anthony Martin), which was the resource on the U.S. west coast for electronic music during the 1960s. The Center later moved to Mills College, where she was its first director, and is now called the Center for Contemporary Music. Oliveros often improvises with the Expanded Instrument System, an electronic signal processing system she designed, in her performances and recordings.

"Accordion and Voice was the first of my recordings as a soloist. I was living in an A-frame house in a meadow just below Mount Tremper at Zen Mountain Center. I had a wonderful view of the graceful saddle mountain top. When away on a performance trip I would imagine the mountain as I played Rattlesnake Mountain. I followed the feelings and sensations of my many experiences of the mountain - the changing colors of the season, the breezes and winds blowing through the grasses and trees.

"Horse Sings From Cloud" taught me to listen to the depth of a tone and to have patience. Rather than initiating musical impulses of motion, melody and harmony I wanted to hear the subtlety of a tone taking space and time to develop. The tones linger and resonate in the body, mind, instrument and performance space.My thanks to Important Records for bringing these pieces to be heard again."-Pauline Oliveros 2007

Remastered from the original analog tapes by Carl Saff. Pauline Oliveros (b. 1930) is an accordionist and composer who currently resides in Kingston, New York. Her instrument is tuned in Just Intonation and she often includes it in her meditative improvisational music. Her music is not meditative in the sense that it is intended for listening to while meditating, rather each piece is a form of meditation, such as her aptly titled Sonic Meditations.

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May 2007

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Product Information:

UPC: 793447514024

Label: Important Records
Catalog ID: IMPREC 140CD
Squidco Product Code: 8149

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve

Pauline Oliveros-accordion, voice

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Track Listing:

Side A:

Horse Sings from Cloud 22:11

Side B:

Rattlesnake Mountain 21:58

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