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EMPAC Video Archive 2008–2018

Pauline Oliveros: Oliveros at 80 - Excerpt

May 10, 2012

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In celebration of Pauline Oliveros’ 80th birthday, complete with Tibetan dungchen, didgerdoo, accordion, meditative percussion, and the Fort Worden Cistern—a two-million-gallon underground water tank made famous by Oliveros’ 1988 Deep Listening album and recreated by Jonas Braasch from Rensselaer’s Architectural Acoustics program. Presented in collaboration with the Rensselaer Arts Department, this event will benefit the Deep Listening Institute.


Land of Snows — Brian Perti
From Now On — Deep Listening Band (Oliveros/Dempster/Gamper)
Returning — Oliveros/Dempster
The Single Stroke Roll Meditation — Pauline Oliveros
Exit Sliding — Stuart Dempster

Musicians: Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, Brian Perti, Monique Buzzarté, Peter Zummo, Jen Baker, Ade Knowles and the Congeras, Richard Albagli with the Rensselaer Percussion Ensemble

Cistern simulation technology by Jonas Braasch, Anne Guthrie, Sam Clapp.

Curator: Argeo Ascani