Season 2020 | 21

Pauline Oliveros: Sonic Meditations | 3 July

Pauline Oliveros’s Sonic Meditations is a collection of text pieces designed as a guide for group improvisation based around breath and sound. The main goal of these meditations is the cultivation of community, self-awareness and emotional health. In Oliveros’ own words:
 

‘With continuous work some of the following becomes possible with Sonic Meditations: Heightened states of awareness or expanded consciousness, changes in physiology and psychology from known and unknown tensions to relaxations which gradually become permanent. These changes may represent a tuning of mind and body. The group may develop positive energy which can influence others who are less experienced. Members of the group may achieve greater awareness and sensitivity to each other. Music is a welcome by-product of this activity.’
 

Oerknal is happy to present two guided performances of this extraordinary work at the Minimal Music Festival! These pieces are centered around group interaction and interrelatedness, so the audience is encouraged to bring an instrument or sound-object along with them in order to participate – no prior musical knowledge or specialization is required. 

NB: The 08.00 performance of Sonic Meditations will be followed by a performance of Morton Feldman's For Bunita Marcus by pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama. The 10.00 performance of Sonic Meditations will be followed by a performance of Morton Feldman's Triadic Memories by pianist Helena Basilova.

 

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Composer Pauline Oliveros

Saturday, 3 July - 08.00 

Amsterdam - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Piet Heinkade 1

1019 BR Amsterdam

more info here

Saturday, 3 July - 10.00 

Amsterdam - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

Piet Heinkade 1

1019 BR Amsterdam

more info here