Reverberations – A 12-Disk Retrospective Of The Music Of Pauline Oliveros

Reverberations: Tape + Electronic Music 1961-1970 is a 12-CD retrospective of the music of electronic music pioneer Pauline Oliveros. The set has been out of print and a is getting rereleased via a Kickstarter campaign.

Reverberations is a 12 disc collection of Pauline Oliveros’ early and unreleased electronic work, including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces have never before been released.

Oliveros helped found the San Francisco Tape Music Center; in the 60s, has taught music at Mills, UofC, Oberlin & Rensselaer; and her electroacoustic music has explored improvisation, meditation, psychoacoustic space and the idea of ‘deep listening’.

Organized chronologically by studio, this set not only documents Pauline’s earliest electronic music but it also functions as an early history of electronic music itself. Liner notes including essays from Pauline Oliveros, Alex Chechile, Ramon Sender, David Bernstein, Corey Arcangel and Benjamin Tinker.

The 12-cd box set is available to backers, starting at $100, via the campaign site.

Disc 1:
Pauline Oliveros Home Electronic Music Studio 1961
Time Perspectives

Disc 2:
San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964-1966
Mnemonics I
Mnemonics II
Mnemonics III

Disc 3:
San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964-1966
Mnemonics IV
Mnemonics V

Disc 4:
University Of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966
II Of IV
III Of IV
IV Of IV
V Of IV
III

Disc 5:
University Of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966
Team & Desecrations Improvisation
The Day I Disconnected The Erase Head And Forgot To Reconnect It
Jar Piece

Disc 6:
University Of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966
Another Big Mother
Fed Back 1
Fed Back 2

Disc 7
University Of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966
5000 Miles
Angel Fix

Disc 8:
University Of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966
Bottoms Up 1
Nite
Ringing The Mods 1 Heads
Ringing The Mods 2 Tails
Three Pieces I
Three Pieces II
Three Pieces III

Disc 9
Mills Tape Music Center 1966-1967
Big Slow Bog
Boone Bog

Disc 10
Mills Tape Music Center 1966-1967
Bog Bog
Mind Bog

Disc 11
Mills Tape Music Center 1966-1967
Mewsack

University Of California San Diego Electronic Music Studio 1967-1970
50-50 1 Heads
50=50 2 Tails

Disc 12
University Of California San Diego Electronic Music Studio 1967-1970
A Little Noise In The System
Red Horse Headache

3 thoughts on “Reverberations – A 12-Disk Retrospective Of The Music Of Pauline Oliveros

  1. Saw her perform (on processed accordion) at AC Entertainment’s Big Ears Festival in Knoxville a few years back. Great performance, and got to talk to her for a bit afterwards. A national treasure.

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