After Hours: Pauline Oliveros
"Through Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening I finally know what harmony is… It's about the pleasure of making music." --John Cage 1989 Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)' life as a composer, performer and humanitarian was about opening her own and others' sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds. Her career spanned fifty years of boundary dissolving music making. In 1988, as a result of descending 14 feet into the Dan Harpole underground cistern in Port Townsend, Washington, to make a recording, Oliveros coined the term deep listening which came from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics. She described deep listening as a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing. Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds. During one hour, Studio K proposes a session of deep listening with some of Pauline Oliveros major compositions.