Composer/performer Pauline Oliveros based in Kingston, New York since 1981 has performed worldwide as a soloist on her just tuned accordion and with the Deep Listening Band. (Tuning chart) As a composer her recent awards include the Bessie Award from Dance Theater Workshop for Contenders (1991) a work for Susan Marshall Dance Company, A Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1992 for composing Epigraphs in the Time of Aids for the Deep Listening Band and a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance 1994 for her work. Her most recent compact disc Pauline Oliveros and American Voices (1994) is already gathering critical acclaim. Njinga the Queen King (1992) a major work of music theater was created in collaboration with playwright/director Ione and presented during the Next Wave Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 1993.
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