“Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros”
A documentary, presented by Slingshot Festival and Ultrabillions, explores the wide and varied impact of the electronic music pioneer.
Daniel Weintrab’s Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros (2016) is a documentary that traces the life and work of visionary composer, musician, teacher, technological innovator, and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros (1932–2016).
Oliveros was one of the world’s original electronic musicians, the only female amongst notable post-war American composers, a teacher and mentor to musicians, and a technical innovator who helped develop everything from tools that allow musicians to play together while in different countries, to software that enables those with severe disabilities to create beautiful music.
The film combines rare archival footage, live performances, and unreleased music with appearances by Terry Riley, Anna Halprin, Ione, Linda Montano, Laurie Anderson, Thurston Moore, Alvin Lucier, Claire Chase, Miya Masaoka, Morton Subotnick, Tony Martin, Ramon Sender and many more ground-breaking artists.
Modular synthesis mystery cult Ultrabillions, based in Durham, will be providing pre and post film vibrations using techniques of Pauline’s and the San Francisco Tape Music Center to manipulate recordings of artist Matthew Cha and his Buchla synthesizer.
Doors 7 pm, $5 suggested admission. BYO or sample what’s on hand.