Pauline Oliveros gets 12-CD box of early tape music and cupcakes from Important Records to celebrate her 80th birthday

Pauline Oliveros gets 12-CD box of early tape music and cupcakes from Important Records to celebrate her 80th birthday

Pauline Oliveros, American accordionist and composer who is also a central figure in the development of post-war electronic art music, and recent winner of the John Cage Award, will be celebrating her 80th birthday this year with a 12-CD box set of early tape music released via Important Records. The box set, titled Reverberations: Tape and Electronic Music 1961-1970, will be released May 22. This, by the way, makes Oliveros a Gemini. Uh-oh! Her actual b-day is May 30, if you want to send a card.

The set begins with Oliveros’ very first home-recorded tape in 1961, and then chronologically follows her visits and experiments at various universities’ Electronic Music Studios, the majority of which has never been commercially released. Also included are extensive liner notes by Oliveros herself and essays by Alex Chechile, Ramon Sender, David Bernstein, and Corey Arcangel. And like all album releases these days, this one also has a video trailer; you can watch it below.

Reverberations: Tape and Electronic Music 1961-1970 tracklisting:

Disc 1 (Pauline Oliveros Home Electronic Music Studio 1961):
01. Time Perspectives

Disc 2 (San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964-1966):
01. Mnemonics I
02. Mnemonics II
03. Mnemonics III

Disc 3 (San Francisco Tape Music Center 1964-1966):
01. Mnemonics IV
02. Mnemonics V

Disc 4 (University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966):
01. II of IV
02. III of IV
03. IV of IV
04. V of IV
05. III

Disc 5 (University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966):
01. Team & Desecrations Improvisation
02. The Day I Disconnected the Erase Head and Forgot to Reconnect It
03. Jar Piece

Disc 6 (University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966):
01. Another Big Mother
02. Fed Back 1
03. Fed Back 2

Disc 7 (University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966):
01. 5000 Miles
02. Angel Fix

Disc 8 (University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio 1966):
01. Bottoms Up 1
02. Nite
03. Ringing the Mods 1 Heads
04. Ringing the Mods 2 Tails
05. Three Pieces I
06. Three Pieces II
07. Three Pieces III

Disc 9 (Mills Tape Music Center 1966-1967):
01. Big Slow Bog
02. Boone Bog

Disc 10 (Mills Tape Music Center 1966-1967):
01. Bog Bog
02. Mind Bog

Disc 11 (Mills Tape Music Center 1966-1967 / University of California San Diego Electronic Music Studio 1967-1970):
01. Mewsack
02. 50-50 1 Heads
03. 50=50 2 Tails

Disc 12 (University of California San Diego Electronic Music Studio 1967-1970):
01. A Little Noise in the System
02. Red Horse Headache

• Pauline Oliveros: http://www.paulineoliveros.us
• Important: http://importantrecords.com

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