SoundExchange 2007

American Composers Forum, Philadelphia Chapter


The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum invited composer and improviser Pauline Oliveros to conduct workshops with Philadelphia musicians in the areas of meditation, musicianship, and improvisational techniques. Joined by her Deep Listening Band, Oliveros also presented two concerts at the Trinity Center for Urban Life with the SoundExchange Ensemble, a group of 14 local composers and performers. With a career spanning fifty years, Oliveros is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2012 John Cage Award from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts and the William Schuman Award for Lifetime Achievement from Columbia University. She is a Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College.