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Accordion Noir 2018-05-30: Pauline Oliveros returns

May 31, 2018
AccNoir 2018-05-30


It’s already been a year and a half since feminist accordion avant-gardist Pauline Oliveros gave her bellows the final squeeze, and already in the popular consciousness when you hear someone discussing a “drone” you probably think of quadcopters instead of long, sustained notes played on a free reed block.  But her legacy of Deep Listening and extraordinarily long accordion recordings remains, and on this occasion — her birthday — Bruce reminds you of what the fuss was all about.  Click here for digital audio of tonight’s hourlong episode, and read on for the (very brief) playlist:

* Pauline Oliveros – Tara’s Room – Tara’s Room (1987) [with no accordion!] –
* Pauline Oliveros – The Beauty of Sorrow – Tara’s Room (1987) –
* Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Panaiotis. – Ione – Deep Listening (1989) –
* LaSaM – Tina Pearson – Tectonach – Sonic Whisper concert – Victoria, BC, Canada – Chris Reiche (Yamaha DX7), Kristy Farkas (grand piano) and Tina Pearson (accordion, voice) in concert November, 2008 in Victoria, BC. Recorded by Mario Milat.

Thanks for reading us here (and hopefully listening to us, there), but if you find you want more, you can always keep up with us on Twitter (@AccordionNoir and @AccordionBruce), Instagram (@AccordionNoirFest), and Facebook at Accordion Noir fansthe Accordion Noir Festival, and the Vancouver Squeezebox Circle. Cheers & squeeze on!

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