The Upgrade! presents Pauline Oliveros

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26 Jan 2006

Pauline Oliveros will perform with Tintinabulate Ensemble from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's and Meme Improvisation Group (MIG) from Brown University. A discussion will follow.

This event is open to the public and free with a suggested donation.

Pauline Oliveros (1932) is one of America's most vital composers. Deep Listening, her lifetime practice, is fundamental to her composing, performing and teaching. During the 1960's John Rockwell named her work as one of the most significant of that decade. In the 70's she represented the U.S. at the World's Fair in Osaka, Japan; during the 80's she was honored with a retrospective at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.; the 1990's began with a letter of distinction from the American Music Center presented at Lincoln Center in New York; In 2000 the 50th anniversary of her work was celebrated with the commissioning and performance of her Lunar Opera:Deep Listening For_tunes. She serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Darius Milhaud Artist-in-residence at Mills College, Oakland, CA; and president of Deep Listening Institute in Kingston NY.

Tintinabulate Ensemble:
Alex Chechile
Bart Woodstrup
Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg
Yael Kanarek

Tintinnabulate is an ensemble of improvisational players whose voices and senses are tuned through the practice of Deep Listening. We achieve harmony through intuition, play, and sympathetic resonance. Founded by Pauline Oliveros, and based at RPI's iEAR (Integrated Electronic Arts) program in Troy, NY, Tintinnabulate has initiated a series of Distance Performances: live, co-located, Internet performances with improvisational ensembles across the United States.

Meme Improvisation Group (MIG):
Kevin Patton
Damon Baker
Joseph Butch Rovan
Carmen Montoya

MIG is an ensemble focused on technologically mediated improvisation that draws from the Free Jazz and Experimental Music Tradition. Members include both Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design students. MIG is an outgrowth of MEME, the multimedia and electronic music composition program at Brown University.

Tintinnabulate and MIG first performed together in the Fall of 2005. The ensembles performed over the Internet, each from their respective location. This performance at Eyebeam, hosted by The Upgrade, brings the two ensembles together into the same physical space for the first time.

The Upgrade! is a monthly meeting for professionals in the field, providing an open forum for the artists, designers, critics, curators, and educators that form New York's digital arts community. Eyebeam sponsors their activities, which include lectures and group discussions. New media artist Yael Kanarek initiated The Upgrade in April 1999 and currently coordinates the program in conjunction with Eyebeam. The monthly gatherings include artist presentations, lectures and group discussion.

Projects: The Upgrade!
People: Alex Chechile, Bart Woodstrup, Carmen Montoya, Damon Baker, Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg, Joseph Butch Rovan, Kevin Patton, Pauline Oliveros, Yael Kanarek