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.

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