Himera presents: Deep Listening – The Story of Pauline Oliveros
This new documentary film tells the story of iconic American composer, performer, teacher, philosopher and experimental music pioneer Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016).
Oliveros was one of the original Western electronic music composers as well as a master accordion player, a mentor to many and a technical innovator who helped develop for example tools that allow musicians to play together while in different countries.
She created tape music compositions that are considered classic works in the history of electronic music and contributed to the early development of free improvisation. Oliveros viewed sonic multiplicity as “a grand composition” and was committed to developing and teaching perceptual skills that made it possible for people to appreciate a global sound environment. She extended this praxis to Deep Listening, a form of meditative art that focuses on the sounds of the external world, and the ephemeral sounds of our innermost thoughts.
A film by Daniel Weintraub. With Terry Riley, Laurie Anderson, Morton Subotnik, and others. 117 min. English subtitles. Doors at 17.00.
Museum entrance tickets:
Adults 7 €
Students, seniors, unemployed 5 €
Under 18 y/o free of charge