Quantum Listening Event: Pauline Oliveros at 90

This event is hosted by Ignota and Gray Area. Please RSVP via Gray Area’s website.

30 May 2022, 19:00 BST

Join IONE, Morton Subotnick, Ramon Sender, Laurie Anderson, Aura Satz and members of the San Francisco Tape Music Center and Center for Contemporary Music to celebrate Pauline Oliveros’ life and work, as well as the launch of her book Quantum Listening. IONE will lead a Sonic Meditation which will be followed by reflections and remembrances from friends of Pauline.

In response to the anti-war movements of the 1960s, pioneering musician and composer Pauline Oliveros began to expand the way she made music, experimenting with meditation, movement and activism in her compositions. Fascinated by the role that sound and consciousness play in our daily lives, Oliveros developed a series of Sonic Meditations that would eventually lead to the creation of Deep Listening. In Quantum Listening, Oliveros shows how Deep Listening is the foundation for a radically transformed social matrix: one in which compassion and peace form the basis for our actions in the world. 

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Pauline has given inspiration and instructions through the depth of her listening. Her music is still resonating in quantum universes. We receive guidance from her books and essays, her keynote addresses and talks. Her graphic scores are our guiding maps.

Pauline’s Quantum Listening is a clearly worded manifesto advocating for the practice of Deep Listening – the practice of practice. Accessing both the focal and the global at once makes us Futurists too, both creators and recipients of the newness, the peace and the health we long for.

 A champion of the underserved and underrepresented, Pauline dares us to embrace change, the unfamiliar and even the unknown. She wants us to be bold enough to imagine a benevolent society that can embrace technology to create a sublime music.

IONE, Quantum Listening