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Media Release - Pauline Oliveros Tribute
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A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros
(May 30, 1932-November 24, 2016)
Presented by the City of Kingston’s Arts Commission

An afternoon of presentations, performances and Deep Listening
On Sunday, March 19 from 3 to 5pm at Kingston City Hall
 
“Through Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening I finally know what harmony is...It’s about the pleasure of making music.”  
— John Cage, 1989

Kingston, NY, March 10, 2017 - On Sunday, March 19th from 3 to 5 pm the City of Kingston’s Arts Commission will host a commemoration of the life and work of Pauline Oliveros at City Hall’s Council Chambers followed by a reception from 5 to 6 pm hosted by the Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD). This intimate afternoon of performances, presentations and Deep Listening will include many of Oliveros’ friends, students and collaborators as well as representatives from the City of Kingston and Ulster County. 

Pauline Oliveros was an internationally acclaimed composer, performer and humanitarian and founder of Deep Listening Institute who touched countless artistic lives. In a career that spanned five decades, she was a tireless advocate for making and listening to new sounds. As a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods, Oliveros changed the way music is made and conceived for several generations of musicians. 

A resident of Kingston with her creative partner and spouse Ione since 1986, Oliveros was always deeply interested in the arts and artists of the city.  She worked with many of Kingston’s leaders (notably Mayor TR Gallo and Mayor Shayne Gallo) to foster the arts community. In the 1990s, Mayor TR Gallo recognized the Deep Listening Institute (DLI) as an anchor for the arts in the historic Rondout, where the organization produced 10 years of international arts programming with outdoor festivals and concerts. Along with many other arts leaders and businesses, Oliveros and Ione, Artistic Director of DLI, inspired Mayor Shayne Gallo to create the Kingston Arts Commission. Oliveros’ last public appearance in Kingston was this past October during the MAD launch party. Ione exclaims that “it was extremely gratifying to us both to see the community efforts come to fruition in Midtown and to see so many good friends and collaborators celebrating together. Pauline was deeply moved by the event.” 

For those inspired by Oliveros or curious to learn more about her beautiful life and work, the March 19th commemoration of her life and work will provide an opportunity to learn, reflect and listen. Contributors include Mayor Steve Noble, Ione, Peter Wetzler, Susie Ibarra, Richard Teitelbaum, Linda Mary Montano, Deep Listening Certificate Holders and members of the Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer, as well as many of Oliveros' longest musical collaborators. For more information about the life and work of Pauline Oliveros, please visit http://paulineoliveros.us

The celebration and tribute is free and open to the public. Seating is offered on a first come, first served basis. RSVP here: https://oliverostribute.eventbrite.com

Event Information

Presented by City of Kingston’s Arts Commission
A Celebration Tribute for Pauline Oliveros
An afternoon of presentations, performances and Deep Listening
With friends and special guests

Sunday, March 19 from 3-5pm
Reception 5-6pm, hosted by Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD)
Kingston City Hall
420 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401

RSVP at https://oliverostribute.eventbrite.com

Performers and organizers include:

Dan & Detta Andreana
David Arner
Anne Bailey
Jonas Braasch
Bill Brovold
Catskill Mountain Gamelan
David Felton
David Garland
Susie Ibarra
Ione
Kale Kaposhilin
Lisa B Kelley
Henry Lowenberg
Norman & Theo Lowrey 
Al Margolis
Linda Marston Reid
Ward Mintz
Linda Montano
Mayor Steve Noble
Kristin Norderval
Sue Pilla
David Rothenberg
Jennifer Schwartz Berky
Richard Teitelbaum
Peter Wetzler 
Lorah Yaccarino


Celebration of the Arts 2016 - Photo by Jim Bailey


Photo by Ione / Illustration by Nico Bovoso
 

About Kingston Arts Commission
The purpose of the Kingston Arts Commission is to strengthen the local economy by attracting and promoting artists, arts venues, and arts entrepreneurs; encouraging cultural tourism; creating opportunities for training and employment in a range of creative fields; and enhancing quality of life amenities that will make Kingston a more attractive City in which to live. By so doing, the City of Kingston will gain greater regional and national recognition. For more information, please visit http://kingston-ny.gov/content/8399/8491/14453/default.aspx

About Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD)
The Kingston Midtown Arts District mission is to unite, revitalize, and enrich the community through the arts. MAD is focused on building upon the City’s existing assets and reputation as an arts-friendly place in which to live, work and play, while remaining inclusive of and equitable to all. For more information, please visit https://madkingston.org.  
 
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