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Papers of Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016), American experimental musician, composer and key figure in the development of contemporary electronic music. The collection contains Oliveros' original writings, compositions, correspondence and sketches. Also included are interviews, programs and reviews, teaching materials and writings about and relating to Oliveros' work.
Pauline Oliveros was born in Houston, Texas in 1932. An accomplished accordionist, composer and teacher, she is an instrumental figure in the world of electronic music. Oliveros was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center, a resource for electronic music in the 1960s. Later, the Center moved to Mills College and became the Center for Contemporary Music where Oliveros was the Center's first director.
20.4 Linear feet (31 archives boxes, 7 flat boxes, 2 map case folders, and 2 card file boxes)
Original media formats are restricted. Viewing/listening copies may be available for researchers.