Tate Modern Talk

Artist talk and performance: Pauline Oliveros

Pieter Kers Pauline Oliveros with accordion AM12

Pioneering composer, performer and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros, who celebrates her 80th birthday this year, gives a solo performance followed by a keynote talk:

Archiving the Future: The Embodiment Music of Women.
Six women who are affecting music composition, sound art and performance are referenced, along with others, as pushing towards a paradigm shift in the future. Each of these women has a unique approach and story concerning her creative work. The composers were selected from the many new voices in the field since the 1980s as representative of embodiment, each through unique ways of expressing 'her noise'.

This will be followed by a performance of her 1970 work To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation performed in the Turbine Hall by a special ensemble: Rachel Aggs, Viv Corringham, Angharad Davies, Sharon Gal, Naomi Graham, Holly Ingleton, Caroline Kraabel, Cathy Lane, Lina Lapelyte, Sarha Moore, Maggie Nicols, Verity Susman, Greta Pistaceci, Lucy Railton and conducted by Claudia Molitor. Based on experimentation and collaboration within an overarching structure formulated by Oliveros, the work unfolds in three acts, each initiated by a change of light.

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

3 May 2012 at 19.00–21.30