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4 March 2024 - 4 March 2024

4:00PM - 7:00PM

Concert Room, Department of Music, Durham University, Palace Green, DH1 3RL

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To mark International Women’s Day 2024, MUSICON, together with Durham University’s Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) host a screening of Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros by Daniel Weintraub (2022).

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1979 PO and Accordian Becky Cohen

The film tells the story of the iconic composer, performer, teacher, philosopher, technological innovator and humanitarian, Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016). She was one of the world’s original electronic musicians, a master accordion player, a teacher and mentor to musicians, and a gateway to music and sound for non-musicians.

The film compellingly explores Oliveros’ work, and the “deep listening” concept she invented, as feminist activism. It details her extensive technical innovations, not least in developing tools to enable those with severe disabilities to create music.

In the vanguard of contemporary American music for six decades, her story illuminates the pathway to where we are now and what the future holds for music, the philosophy of sound, and the art of listening.


Admission free

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