Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
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Pauline Oliveros & the University of Michigan Digital Music Ensemble

 Pauline Oliveros & the University of Michigan Digital Music Ensemble, directed by Stephen Rush. This DVD, recorded live at University of Michigan, features three of composer and performer Pauline Oliveros’s compositions: Sound Piece; Sound Fishes; and Heart of Tones.

Pauline Oliveros is one of America's most vital composers. Deep Listening®, her lifetime practice, is fundamental to her composing, performing and teaching. She serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY; Darius Milhaud Artist-in-residence at Mills College, Oakland CA; and executive director of the Deep Listening Institute in Kingston NY.

Stephen Rush is a Professor at the University of Michigan, where he works with students from music, dance, art, and engineering as the director of the Digital Music Ensemble. Rush has had premieres in five continents, and released over 20 CD’s, as well as a book on Jazz theology called “Better Get It In Your Soul”. Rush has premiered and recorded his classical and jazz compositions (over 20 CD’s) worldwide and performed with Roscoe Mitchell, Henry Grimes, Steve Swell, Eugene Chadbourne, Pauline Oliveros, his band "Yuganaut", “Blue” Gene Tyranny, and the late Peter Kowald.  He is also active as an interviewer, with luminaries as disparate as Laurie Anderson, Desmond Tutu, Swami Chinmayananda,  La Monte Young, and Ravi Shankar.

 Students from music, art, engineering and dance make up the Digital Music Ensemble (DME) directed by Stephen Rush, a professor in the School of Music and a composer holding a position that includes music composition and technology, dance and art. Students work to collaborate in the creation of new work, or perform innovative music/art works from the past, works largely ignored by mainstream academe. The fall semester is usually focused on readings concerning the Labyrinth tradition in many cultures, culminating in the recurring work “Gypsy Pond Music”, a sonic, site-specific installation involving sculpture and algorithmic computer music. 

The DME has given performances of varying content and approach, including performances in Berlin's experimental cafe, the "Schmalzwald", as well as presentations/performances and exhibits at the Aurreale Festival in Baitz, Germany, more recently at the Bowling Green New Music Festival. Recently, DME has premiered works by composers John Cage, Philip Glass and LaMonte Young, and performed with Pauline Oliveros and “Blue” Gene Tyranny. 

 

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Primordial / Lift: Pauline Oliveros

Primordial / Lift

Primordial / Lift

Primordial/Lift is a continuation of Pauline Oliveros' 80th birthday celebration. This double vinyl record contains the previously-unreleased second performance of Primordial/Lift from September 25th, 2010. The first performance of this work, which took place in 1998, was released on CD in both edited and full-length versions. Interpreting a score penned by Oliveros in 1998, Anne Bourne, Andrew Deutsch, Miguel Frasconi, David Grubbs, Jason Kao Hwang and Suzanne Thorpe joined Oliveros at Issue Project Room in Brooklyn to divulge this bizarre and surreal sound work. Centered around a low frequency oscillator, the group swirls cello, voice, sampler, glass drones, e-guitar, violin and V accordion into a molten mass dropped from outer space.

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Saxual Orientation

Pauline Oliveros

"Saxual Orientation" is scored for saxophone quartet. Commissioned by Rova Saxophone Quartet.

Score is three single-sided pages.

 

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Six for New Time

Pauline Oliveros

Six for New Time for electric guitars and percussion. Pauline Oliveros's score for Sonic Youth.

Score is four single-sided pages.

 

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Skytime

Pauline Oliveros

The musical excerpt is all live improvisation by Pauline Oliveros performing on her Roland V Accordion for Elaine Summers' SKYDANCE/SKYTIME/SKYWEB - IMPROVIZATION FOR SUN+MOON+STARS on November 5, 2010 at the Emily Harvey Foundation in NYC.  The performance featured Kiori Kawai solo dancing with multiple projections of evening sky and stars and was a continuation of the developing evolution of SKYDANCE/SKYTIME/SKYWEB, and as a transection of a multiplicity of times and places, dancer Thomas Körtvélyessy joined the performance telematically via Skype with improvised dance from Rotterdam, Holland. 

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Sonic Meditations

Pauline Oliveros

25 meditations for musicians of all ages and skill levels, to help them learn how to focus on, listen to, and produce sound naturally. An important work in the development of Oliveros' Deep Listening. A "must" for any music library!

 

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Sound Patterns

Pauline Oliveros

Sound Patterns (1961) is a musical piece or composition for a cappella mixed chorus by Pauline Oliveros. Oliveros won the Gaudeamus International Composers Award in 1962 with this work.

Rather than a traditional text, the work is constructed of phonetic sounds chosen on the basis of their timbre.

 

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Sound Patterns and Tropes - 2001

Pauline Oliveros

Sound Patterns and Tropes - 2001

for Mixed Chorus and Percussion
30-40 SATB singers and 4 percussionists are required

 

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Sounding the Margin - Meridian Music

Pauline Oliveros with Shoko Hikage & Toyoji Tomita (solos, duos, and trio) - Pauline Oliveros - accordion/voice, Shoko; Hikage - koto, Toyoji Tomita - trombone. Meridian Music: Composers In Performance, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco CA September 7, 2001 Total time: 55:17 Note: all proceeds from this sale go to Toyoji Tomita's family. (mp3)

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Pauline Oliveros: Sounding the Margins

 Sounding the Margins: Collected Writing 1992 - 2009. 287 pages.

Sounding the Margins: Collected Writings 1992-2009 by composer, performer,humanitarian, and Deep Listening™ founder Pauline Oliveros document her activity over this period and the many recent advances that have taken place in the fields of electronic and telematic musical performance, improvisation, artificial intelligence, and the role of women in contemporary music.

 

"A fascinating collection of essays by a visionary composer and musical thinker, Sounding the Margins is a 'must read' for anyone interested in the directions music is heading in the twenty-first century." - David Bernstein

 

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