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Pauline Oliveros recordings

This just in from Electronic Musician editor Gino Robair. As many of 
you know, Pauline Oliveros is the Grandmother of Looping, although 
only one of her early tape delay pieces has previously been available 
on record. "I of IV" was one of the first live electronic pieces I 
ever heard, being on a 1968 Columbia Odyssey LP along with "Come Out" 
by Steve Reich and "Night Music" by Richard Maxfield. PO was doing 
many pieces with multiple tape delays in the '60s, and when digital 
delays became available she bought a pair of Lexicon PCM-42s which 
she had modified by Gary Hall. She later upped her arsenal to four 
PCM-42s and four PCM-70s. These days she's using Max/MSP.

Bog/Beautiful Soop (<http://www.pogus.com>Pogus Productions). Alien 
Bog (1967) and Beautiful Soop (1966) were created during Oliveros's 
tenure as director of the San Francisco Tape Music Center at Mills 
College, in Oakland, California, using the first Buchla 100 series 
modular synthesizer and a tape-delay system of her own design.

Oliveros: Electronic Works 
Discs) The pieces on this disc also features Oliveros's work with 
tape delays, this time using sine-wave generators, pink noise, voice, 
and turntable.

Mo (<http://www.pogus.com>Pogus Productions). Three more tape works 
dating from the mid '60s: Something Else and No Mo were created in 
1966 at the Electronic Music Studio University of Toronto; Bog Road 
was created at Mills College using the Buchla Series 100.

The lovely works on these three discs show that Pauline Oliveros's 
concepts of organized sound and electronic music were way ahead of 
their time.

Richard Zvonar, PhD
(818) 788-2202