RIP Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

Note: There have been several passings of note in recent months. 2016 has been an unkind year for musicians: hence the number of obituaries on the blog. 

Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros

I am saddened to learn of Pauline Oliveros’s passing. I use her book Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice in my teaching: it has opened many students’ minds.

I didn’t know Pauline well but we were Facebook friends: she always liked it when I shared cat pictures. We recently connected on Academia.edu. I had looked forward to exchanging ideas in that forum and wish that it were to be so.

Earlier this year, when I was being treated for cancer, Pauline was an encouraging presence. I’ll miss her.

Author: christiancarey

Composer Christian Carey's music has been performed by ACME, Ashlee Mack, Aspen New Music Ensemble, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Cassatt String Quartet, Choir of Grace Church Newark, Ionisation New Music Ensemble, Jody Redhage, Joe Arndt, John McMurtery, Locrian Chamber Players, loadbang, Megan Ihnen, New York New Music Ensemble, Wendy Richman, and others.

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