Pauline Oliveros’ The World Wide Tuning Meditation

Pauline Oliveros’ The World Wide Tuning Meditation

Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park in the South Plaza, NYC

 
PHOTO:  Pauline Oliveros, photo by Jack Mitchell

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Lincoln Center Out of Doors presents
Pauline Oliveros' The World Wide Tuning Meditation
Tuesday, August 21 at 7 pm, Free Admission
Damrosch Park in the South Plaza, NYC
 
In cooperation with Deep Listening Institute in Kingston New York, Lincoln Center Out of Doors will host over 1000 voices to perform noted composer Pauline Oliveros' World Wide Tuning Meditation.  The World Wide Tuning Meditation is an interactive "sound-a-long" in which the audience becomes an instrument.  The audience voices at Lincoln Center will blend together with a broadcast of voices from 8 additional locations around the world to blend together to make beautiful music informed by Oliveros' score.  The Tuning Meditation is a unique sonic event which Oliveros describes as "a gesture of sonic peace."  Oliveros supplies the score, you supply your tone. 
 
Voices from remote locations will be broadcast via free103point9's online radio transmission. With the technical support of free103point9's Executive Director Galen Joseph-Hunter and transmission artist Tom Roe, Oliveros will lead the voices of Lincoln Center with the voices of 8 additional locations to be broadcast into Damrosch Park.  Remote locations include radio stations such as Neighborhood Public Radio in San Francisco, Soundart Radio at Dartington College in the United Kingdom, Lemure TAZ in the Czech Republic, reboot.fm in Berlin Germany, Radio Corax in Halle Germany and other locations around the world to be announced.
 
Everyone is invited to participate in this unique event at Lincoln Center and no experience is necessary. 
For more information, to view the score and to sign up, visit the Deep Listening website www.deeplistening.org <http://www.deeplistening.org/> .  Listen to the Live Online Radio Webcast at free103point9.org.
 
Following the Worldwide Tuning Meditation under the band shell, audience members will also be treated to the EHRES (Extreme High Risk Entertainment System) featuring Oliveros in a quartet of performers — Ione (spoken word/electronics), John D. S. Adams (modular electronics), Norman Adams (cello/electronics) and Oliveros (accordion/electronics) — employing a groundbreaking system of acoustic and electronic interconnections for live performance. EHRES creates multilayered networks of connections allowing all sounds to be shared, processed and distributed to a multi-channel sound system.
 
Lincoln Center Out of Doors is sponsored by Bloomberg and PepsiCo Inc. with additional generous support from foundations, corporations, individuals and government agencies.
 
Bios
Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian is an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly affects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it.

Oliveros has been honored with awards, grants and concerts internationally. Whether performing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in an underground cavern, or in the studios of West German Radio, Oliveros' commitment to interaction with the moment is unchanged. She can make the sound of a sweeping siren into another instrument of the ensemble. Through Deep Listening Pieces and earlier Sonic Meditations Oliveros introduced the concept of incorporating all environmental sounds into musical performance. To make a pleasurable experience of this requires focused concentration, skilled musicianship and strong improvisational skills, which are the hallmarks of Oliveros' form. In performance Oliveros uses an accordion which has been re-tuned in two different systems of her just intonation in addition to electronics to alter the sound of the accordion and to explore the individual characteristics of each room.

Pauline Oliveros has built a loyal following through her concerts, recordings, publications and musical compositions that she has written for soloists and ensembles in music, dance, theater and inter-arts companies. She has also provided leadership within the music community from her early years as the first Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (formerly the Tape Music Center at Mills), director of the Center for Music Experiment during her 14 year tenure as professor of music at the University of California at San Diego to acting in an advisory capacity for organizations such as The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts, and many private foundations. She now serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Darius Milhaud Composer in Residence at Mills College. Oliveros has been vocal about representing the needs of individual artists, about the need for diversity and experimentation in the arts, and promoting cooperation and good will among people.

Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. fosters a unique approach to music, literature, art and meditation, and promotes innovation among artists and audience in creating, performing, recording and educating with a global perspective.  The Deep Listening Institute fosters creativity in artists of all ages and levels of artistic development by holding workshops, retreats, summer camps and after school programs; performing and publishing new work; and developing new performance technologies.
 
free103point9 is a nonprofit arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts by promoting artists who explore the transmission spectrum as a medium for creative expression.
 
Galen Joseph-Hunter, Executive Director free103point9
Guiding free103point9's transition to a nonprofit organization, Galen Joseph-Hunter has served as Executive Director since 2002. Simultaneously, she has worked at the venerable video art organization Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) since 1996. Over the past ten years, she has organized numerous exhibitions and events internationally including Video Jam (2001), co-curated with Michael Rush, at the PBICA, FL; Video Windows (2001) at the Stefan Stux Gallery, NY; Interactions (2002), co-curated with Lori Zippay, at the NY Center for Media Arts; Memory of Temptations (2002) at Edici&oacute;nMadrid, Spain; The Workshop of the Film Form, 1970-77 (2004), co-curated with Lukasz Ronduda, EAI, NY; Airborne
(2005) in collaboration with and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY; Spectral Garden (2006) free103point9 Wave Farm, Acra, NY; and [silence] (2007), co-curated with Dylan J. Gauthier, at Gigantic ArtSpace, NY.
 
Tom Roe is a sound transmission artist sometimes known as DJ Dizzy. Roe performs with transmitters and receivers using multiple bands (FM, CB, walkie-talkie), as well as prepared CDs, vinyl records, and various electronics. He creates radio soundscapes using locally available frequencies, often to the beat of manipulated pop song samples. Roe has exhibited widely both in the United States and internationally. Roe has led many of free103point9's "Radio Lab" education lectures and workshops, speaking about how to perform with transmitters and the history of radio performance and microcasting at venues such as Columbia University, Brown University, Brooklyn College, Flux Factory, The Kitchen, NYU's ITP Program, Kids Discover Radio in East Harlem, Grassroots Media Conference at The New School, RPI University in Troy, and other locations.

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