A few Quotes from the Premiere of NWF
"It was, by all accounts, a labor of love from artists who had known and worked with Ms. Oliveros, joined in finishing what she started and honoring her memory." - Zachary Woolfe, NY Times

"Endearingly Ideosyncratic..."  "..A labor of love..." 
"(a)... warmly felt haunting..."
Zachary Woolfe, NY Times

"Last night was magnificent!!!!! Congratulations!!! My row of feminist musicologiNYsts was in tears. A stunning performance and so immersive and sensory and complex and smart and gorgeous. So much to listen to in my memory of it now on train back to Troy. Thank you and again big congratulations." - Love, Sherrie

"A well-deserved standing ovation for Pauline Oliveros and Carole Ione at the world premiere of their work, The Nubian Word for Flowers: A Phantom Opera in Brooklyn last night. This was a truly masterful work, and so moving. To have the ancestors rise and reassure that “we will survive this,” and to revive a colonizer to have him answer for his crimes to the librettist was just brilliant. Wow. Beautiful script by IONE, divine music by Pauline, and sound design by the amazing Senem Pirler (among many other collaborations). Filled with amor."

Anne Hemenway:  Do you feel this is a form of closure or an opening?
IONE:  Both. This will be bringing it to a level of closure, but there are going to be other versions in the future. We plan to do it again in 2018. There’s technology that Pauline and I were exploring which is still being developed. - Thank you, Carole Ione

"THAT WAS FANTASTIC (and everyone I spoke to thought so).  Were you happy with it?  .  So much love in the room, the air itself was imbued not just with the heady scent of Nubian flowers, but with a collective sense of welcome and good will that in our present day seems to slip further into an imaginary past which may only ever have been that....​" - Eric

An Unfinished ‘Phantom Opera’ Is Completed With Love
Pauline Oliveros died last year, leaving “The Nubian Word for Flowers.” The surreal meditation on colonialism that she created with her partner, Ione, debuts on Thursday.
By Thomas May, Nov. 24, 2017,  NY Times

An Interview with IONE
Pauline Oliveros’ last work, “The Nubian Word for Flowers: A Phantom Opera,” is coming to life thanks to the work of her partner and close collaborator of more than 30 years, Ione—an acclaimed author, playwright/director, sound/text artist, and dream specialist in her own right. The joint production between Experiments in Opera, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and Ione’s own Ministry of Maåt will premiere on November 30 at Roulette in New York City. I sat down with Ione during a weekend symposium at Brooklyn College recently. We talked about the impetus for the opera, colonialism, and the challenges of presenting a posthumous work.  https://van-us.atavist.com/phantoms

"We're All Outsiders" - from Experiments in Opera

One month out from the November 30 premiere of Nubian Word for Flowers at Roulette with International Contemporary Ensemble, our Artistic Director Jason Cady sat down with writer/director Ione to discuss the opera and her work with composer Pauline Oliveros. Read the full text to learn more.

Get Your Tickets to Nubian Word for Flowers NOW  Check out our Trailer for Nubian Word for Flowers for a sneak peak at the performers from their September workshop performance at Mt. Tremper Arts.

Letter of Recommendation: The Recordings of Pauline Oliveros
- by Claire-Louise Bennett - Feb. 9, 2017

An early electronic musician, Pauline Oliveros made recordings that blend seamlessly into their sonic surroundings.

In Memoriam

Listening for Pauline (In Memoriam: Pauline Oliveros 1932–2016) - Walker Art Center

Pauline Oliveros + Musiques Nouvelles: Four Meditations / Sound Geometries - Chain DLK, by Vito Camarretta

Remembering Pauline Oliveros - CBC Music

Pauline Oliveros, Composer Who Championed ‘Deep Listening,’ Dies at 84

Pauline Oliveros, a composer whose life’s work aspired to enhance sensory perception through what she called “deep listening,” died on Thursday at her home in Kingston, N.Y. She was 84.

Her death was confirmed by her spouse, 
Carole Ione Lewis, a writer and performance artist known as Ione. - November 28, 2016 - By STEVE SMITH, New York Times

3 Big Shows for New Music in New York

Pauline Oliveros will be performing at the Jewish Museum on November 10th at 7:30
New York Times article by ZACHARY WOOLFE, NOV. 2, 2016
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Four Mediations  / Sound Geometrics
"Pauline Oliveros is a virtuoso at creating environments for musicians to explore. The legendary 84-year old composer, accordionist, and electronic pioneer is perhaps best known for her tape experiments from the ’60s, but her musical scores are just as innovative. Most of them contain text rather than musical notation, and eschew hard-and-fast directions in favor of poetic guidelines to be interpreted. In other words, she doesn’t tell people what to play, but how to play—and just as importantly, how to listen. Given this creative freedom, her collaborators often respond with something that’s less like music to passively listen to than spaces your mind can enter and probe."  Marc Masters, Pitchfork.com

Accordions Rising
Pauline Oliveros - Featured Artist on Accordions Rising a documentary feature film about the resurgence of interest in accordion music over the last 30-40 years.

A giant of the avant-garde shows us how to listen.

Pauline Oliveros is one of modern music's most important figures, precisely because her work transcends music itself. While many people have heard of her contemporaries like Steve Reich and Philip Glass, Oliveros' five decades of work is so wide-reaching that popular culture has barely kept up. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the '60s, and devised a musical concept called Deep Listening, which stemmed from a trip into a giant underground cistern with a 45-second reverb.  Read more from RA Exchange...

The Difference Between Hearing And Listening - Pauline Oliveros - TEDxIndianapolis


Whitney Biennial - Filmed by Daniel Weintraub and James Perley - Edited by Daniel Weintraub

"Pauline the Mighty" --- living sculpture in MoMA's Garden! The New Yorker - Aug 5, 2013