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Still Listening – A series of Events in Memory of Pauline Oliveros
June 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
June 1 – 3
Various venues in Montreal, QC. (see the McGill Colloquium page for details)
Improvisation both demands exemplary listening skills, and can help engender them. Pauline Oliveros dedicated much of her life to exploring extended modes of listening, theorizing about them, creating methods to help others listen more critically and carefully, and creating music, often highly improvisatory, that was a product of careful listening—to one’s fellow improvisers, to the space one is in, to other sounds often considered incidental or noise, to one’s own sources of sound. This year’s McGill-IICSI conference (in association with IPLAI) is focused on improvisation and listening, with a particular emphasis on Pauline Oliveros, whose passing this past November 2016, leaves us with a rich legacy of compositions, improvisations, theory, activism, community building, design, and a wide network of individuals and institutions that were influenced in many ways by her example, thoughts, sounds and actions.
Visit the Still Listening Colloquium page for the schedule of events.