Pauline Oliveros Quotes
"Any number of persons sit in a circle facing the centre. Illuminate the space with dim blue light. Begin by simply observing your own breathing. Always be an observer. Gradually allow your breathing to become audible. Then gradually introduce your voice. Allow your vocal cords to vibrate in any mode which occurs naturally. Allow the intensity of the vibrations to increase very slowly. Continue as long as possible, naturally, and until all others are quiet, always observing your own breath cycle. Variation: translate voice to an instrument."
"My mother brought home the accordion in 1942. I was fascinated and wanted to learn to play it. Some of my music has a relationship to dance styles - The Well and the Gentle or The Wanderer for example."
"I continued my interest in improvisation and electronic music. I was always interested in what I could hear and the sensual nature of sound. Terry and La Monte had more formalistic interests. As Minimalism emerged and had definition it seemed to grow more formal. I never identified with the term although I was interested in the music and knew the composers."
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