Pauline Oliveros, accordion & voice
Neely Bruce, director
Pauline Oliveros is internationally acclaimed as a composer, accordionist, teacher and innovator of the technique calledDeep Listening. “Deep Listening” unfolds through the interaction of the performers as they are influenced by specialtunings and the space around them.
In 1991, Oliveros was invited by Neely Bruce, director of American Voices, to conduct Deep Listening trainingsessions with them in the chapel of the Pomfret School in Connecticut. This chapel was specially chosen for the sessionsbecause of its rich and reverberant acoustics. After two weekends of workshops, Oliveros and American Voices recordedseveral Deep Listening/Sonic Meditations in the Chapel.
A special solo performance by Pauline Oliveros on her “just-intonation” accordion was titled St. George and theDragon, an interaction with the the chapel’s acoustics, which included a noisy squirrel who joined in! Oliveros is againfeatured on the accordion with American Voices for In Memoriam, Mr. Whitney, a moving meditation for those departed.
A second disc from these sessions is in preparation for release on Mode Records.