Marathon concert in honor of Pauline Oliveros

Marathon concert in honor of Pauline Oliveros

Date posted: 2010-03-24 08:44:55

MILLER THEATRE AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THE ARTS present a marathon concert in honor of the 2009 William Schuman Award Winner Pauline Oliveros on Saturday, March 27, 8:00PM.

An all-star lineup plays a multifaceted program showcasing Oliveros' stylistic evolution

Pauline Oliveros is an eternal innovator whose work has deeply influenced the evolution of many strains of  contemporary classical music, from electronic to improvisation. I am particularly thrilled to be able to acknowledge  her contributions to the field with the Schuman Award and to note that she is its first female recipient.

-Carol Becker, dean of the Columbia University School of the Arts

2009 William Schuman Award Concert Honoring
Saturday, March 27, 8:00PM
Carol Becker, dean of the Columbia University School of the Arts, presents Pauline Oliveros with the William Schuman Award. The Schuman Award honors the lifetime achievement and lasting significance of a contemporary American composer, and carries a prize of $50,000. Its previous winners include John Zorn, Steve Reich, and Milton Babbitt; Oliveros is the first woman to receive the Schuman Award.

This marathon concert, produced in close partnership with Oliveros, pays tribute to her pioneering work in electronic experimental music and celebrates her varied influences. An exciting line-up of performers plays a program exploring the evolution of Oliveros' music-from early notated pieces for chamber ensemble to collaborative works created with dancers and visual artists. The musical performances will be interspersed with spoken tributes from friends and colleagues of the composer. visual composer Tony Martin.

Deep Listening: Lear (1988) (CD recording)
Fed Back II (1966) (audio playback)
Sounds from Childhood: Sonic Meditation (1992) (for audience participation)
The Gender of Now: There but not There (2005)
Variations for Sextet (1960)
Who's Playing What (2010)
Bye Bye Butterfly (1965) (audio playback)
The Inner / Outer Matrix (2007)
IO and Her and the Trouble with Him: A dance opera in primeval time
(2001) (video excerpt)
Oracle Bones: Mirror Dreams (2009)
Lunar Opera: Deep Listening For_Tunes (2000) (video excerpt)
Ghostdance (1995) (video excerpt)
Njinga the Queen King: Return of a Warrior (1993) (video excerpts)
DroniPhonia (2009)

International Contemporary Ensemble
Deep Listening Band
Timeless Pulse
Tom Buckner, baritone; Monique Buzzarte, trombone; Jonas Braasch, soprano saxophone; Sarah Cahill, piano; Stuart Dempster, trombone and didjeridu; Margot Farrington, visual performer; David Gampner, piano and electronics; Heloise Gold, dancer; Ione, spoken word/sonic vocals; Tony Martin, visual composer and performer; George Marsh, percussion; Miya Masaoka, koto/electronics; Doug Van Nort, laptop; Jennifer Wilsey, percussion; and David Wessel, electronics

Carol Becker, Dean, Columbia School of the Arts
David Bernstein
Michael Century
David Felton
Linda Mary Montano
Renee Levine Packer
Jenneth Webster

TICKETS: $25; Students with ID: $15

Columbia University's Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate at 116th St. & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

For tickets, the public should call the Miller Theatre Box Office at 212/854-7799, M-F, 12-6PM.
Tickets can also be purchased online at


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