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Pauline Oliveros

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Pauline Oliveros (May 30, 1932 – November 24, 2016)[2] was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of post-war experimental and electronic music.

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Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros at a dinner concert in Oakland
Oliveros in 2010
Born(1932-05-30)May 30, 1932
DiedNovember 24, 2016(2016-11-24) (aged 84)
Known forDeep Listening Band
SpouseCarole Ione Lewis
Oliveros (right) playing in Mexico City in 2006

She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Oliveros authored books, formulated new music theories, and investigated new ways to focus attention on music including her concepts of "deep listening" and "sonic awareness", drawing on metaphors from cybernetics.[3][4] She was an Eyebeam resident.