Reprinted. “Both pieces are intended to aid the listener in times of spiritual change, but are just fine for ‘everyday’ use as well. Highly recommended.” –Charles S. Russell, Ear Magazine
Important Records present Pauline Oliveros’ Tara’s Room on cassette for the first time since 1987. This replica tape is available at the same time as Oliveros’ collaboration with Guy Klucevsek titled Sounding / Way (IMPREC 471CS), also on tape for the first time since its original release. This tape features two long sides of infinite depth and sensitivity. Oliveros performs these pieces using a Just Intonation accordion and her Expanded Instrument System in order to bend both time and pitch.
Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer, and humanitarian, was an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she explored sound — forging new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it, and eludes many who try to write about it. Oliveros has been honored with awards, grants and concerts internationally. Whether performing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in an underground cavern, or in the studios of West German Radio, Oliveros’s commitment to interaction with the moment was unchanged. She could make the sound of a sweeping siren into another instrument of the ensemble. “On some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one, and she would seem to be very close to that level.” –John Rockwell “Through Pauline Oliveros and Deep Listening, I now know what harmony is. It’s about the pleasure of making music.” –John Cage