Pauline Oliveros papers

Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-2016


20.4 lin. ft (31 archives boxes, 7 flat boxes, 2 mapcase folders, and 2 card file boxes).
Arranged in eleven series: 1. Works by Pauline Oliveros. 2. Writings. 3. Projects. 4. Interviews and criticisms. 5. Programs and reviews. 6. University materials. 7. Works by others. 8. Writings by others. 9. Correspondence. 10. Biographical. 11. Electronic music systems.
The collection contains Oliveros' original writings, compositions, correspondence and sketches. Also included are interviews, programs and reviews, teaching materials and writings about and relating to Oliveros' work., subject files, reel-to-reel audio tapes and ephemera.
American experimental musician, composer and key figure in the development of contemporary electronic music. Oliveros was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center, a resource for electronic music in the 1960s. Later, the Center moved to Mills College and became the Center for Contemporary Music where Oliveros was the Center's first director. Oliveros' teaching career spans several decades. She left Mills College in 1967 when she accepted a faculty position at the University of California, San Diego. From 1976-1979 Oliveros served as the director of the Center for Music Experiment (CME), later renamed the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) at UCSD. In 1981 she moved to upstate New York to work as an independent composer and performer. She then became Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York and the Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. Oliveros was the founder of The Deep Listening Institute, formerly the Pauline Oliveros Foundation and formed the band, Deep Listening Band, with fellow musicians David Gamper and Stuart Dempster. She has been the recipient of numerous awards.
Film located in Box 1, Folder 21 is restricted. Researchers must request a user copy to be produced.
Cite as: Pauline Oliveros Papers. MSS 102. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.
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