WITM Oliveros

Sonic Meditations (1971), continuous, quarter past and 45 past the hour

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Leaving the Bay Area to accept a teaching position at the University of California, San Diego, Pauline Oliveros began learning about meditation. This interest created a shift in her own musical composition in which she began focusing on the significance of long tones. By 1971, Oliveros had collected a number of meditations and published them together as Sonic Meditations. These sonic explorations, open to anyone who wished to participate, were rooted in ancient musical forms that precluded the listener focusing on the healing power of Sonic Energy and its transmission within groups. Each meditation is an activity conceived to assist in making, imagining, listening and remembering sounds. The meditations exist as text giving the participants activities to do and think about over an indeterminate period of time.

Performers: Jessica Catron, Jeremy Drake, Adam Overton, Jessica Basta

Sonic Meditations (1971) 

IX. The Greeting
Performance time: 4:45pm

XXV. Your Name – The Signature Meditation
Performance time: 5:15pm

X. (no name)
Performance time: 5:45 PM

I. Teach Yourself To Fly
Performance time: 6:15pm

XV. Zina’s Circle
Performance time: 6:45pm

VIII. Environmental Dialogue
Performance time: 7:15pm

III. Pacific Tell
Performance time: 7:45pm

XII. One Word
Performance time: 8:15pm

XVII. Ear Ly
Performance time 8:40pm

XVI. (no name)
Performance time: 9:00pm