Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros (1932) is a composer and improviser who performs extensively locally and in many parts of the world in a variety of venues. Her music is performed widely as well by many notable musicians and ensembles. Her works are recorded and available through download sites, cassette, CD, DVD, and Vinyl releases. Recent compositions include Concerto for Bass Drum and Ensemble commissioned by International Contemporary Ensemble and performed at Lincoln Center in August 2013. Tower Ring 2011 commissioned by the Oliver Ranch Foundation for Ann Hamilton’s Tower situated at the Oliver Ranch in Geyserville California. Oliveros plays a Titano acoustic accordion and the Roland V Accordion in her solo and ensemble improvisations. The piece excerpted here is from “Aging Music,” taken from a performance of my Environmental Dialogue that took place with players from the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello Venezia on February 6 2015. For more information see