New Podcast Episode about Music Pioneer
The latest installment of our Albany Made podcast is a special episode about the life and legacy of electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros. At the time of her death last November, Oliveros was a distinguished research professor of music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Oliveros will be celebrated on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 pm at the Albany Public Library’s Washington Ave. Branch. Local musicians will perform electronic music compositions inspired by Oliveros’ teachings at this special tribute co-sponsored by the Albany Sonic Arts Collective.
“This amazingly talented and world renowned musician, composer, and researcher was teaching right here at RPI,” said Sarah Clark, a musician and librarian who directs the APL Creative Services Department and hosts the Albany Made podcast. “In addition to being a pioneer of electronic music, she wrote books about music, was the 2016 recipient of the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, had a black belt in karate, and was the founder of deep listening.”
On the Albany Made episode, Andrea Williams, a sound artist, composer, and RPI doctoral student who is one of the tribute’s featured performers, talked about working with Oliveros.
“She was an amazing composer. Pauline did a great job of staying relevant her entire career…in this male dominated field,” Williams said.