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Accordion Noir radio playlist 2021-03-24: Pauline Oliveros — Wake the Butterfly

March 24, 2021
AccNoir 2021-03-24

As if to add insult to injury, after the horrific events of last week, shortly before airtime Bruce learned that Oakland’s Mills College, home to the Center for Contemporary Music, had announced its sunsetting. Deep Listening innovator Pauline Oliveros launched the Centre and ran it during its first year, and returned to the facility to conduct her work during the last two decades of her life. Pulling the plug on it seemed like a cruel blow against women in music in a week that had already seen too much cruelty against women, and he desperately strove (unsuccessfully) to shoehorn an acknowledgement of it into his pre-recorded episode at the last minute, resulting in his missing his scheduled radio broadcast start time for the first time in fifteen years! No matter: he has devoted this entire episode to this pressing business. If your Apple or Android podcast subscriptions (strongly recommended!) haven’t alerted you to its availability yet, you can listen to it as digital audio courtesy of the Internet Archive. Here’s its (uncharacteristically brief — Pauline tracks skew on the long side) playlist:

AccNoir-2021-03-24, Pauline Oliveros, Wake the Butterfly

  • Deep Listening Band & the Long String Instrument – ‟TexasTravelTexture” – Suspended Music (1997) – Born and raised in Houston, Texas, USA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Oliveros http://www.deeplistening.org http://paulineoliveros.us
  • 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. https://tina-pearson.com/
  • Pauline Oliveros – ‟Lear On the Road” – Crone Music (1990)
  • Pauline Oliveros – ‟Primordial” – Primordial Lift (1999)
  • Guy Klucevsek – ‟Pauline, Pauline (for Pauline Oliveros): 2. Quietly, So As Not to Wake the Butterfly (after Haruki Murakami)” – Carousel of Dreams (2018) – Staton Island, NY, USA – http://www.guyklucevsek.com

“I lied about the last tune,” concedes Bruce. “The Oliveros / Klucevsek record that is available on #AccordionBandcamp is Sounding / Way by Pauline Oliveros & Guy Klucevsek, originally released on cassette in 1986. Go buy it on Bandcamp Friday next week”: https://imprec.bandcamp.com/album/sounding-way

More on:

Pauline Oliveros
May 30, 1932 – November 24, 2016
http://www.deeplistening.org http://paulineoliveros.us
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Oliveros

Mills College, Hub for Electronic and Experimental Music Study, Is Closing
Its Center for Contemporary Music was a professional and creative home to Pauline Oliveros, Robert Ashley, Holly Herndon, and more
By Allison Hussey
https://pitchfork.com/news/mills-college-hub-for-electronic-and-experimental-music-study-is-closing/

Mills College Mourns the Loss of Composer Pauline Oliveros
Oakland, CA—November 28, 2016
https://www.mills.edu/news/news-stories/mills-mourns-pauline-oliveros.php

“Thirty Years of Non-Stop Flight: A Brief History of the Center for Contemporary Music”
—David W. Bernstein
https://www.mills.edu/academics/graduate-programs/music/center-contemporary-music/archives.php

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