Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality by Martha Mockus

By Martha Mockus

Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality examines the musical profession of the avant-garde composer, accordionist, whose radical thoughts of the Sixties, 70s and 80s have redefined the cultured and formal parameters of yankee experimental track. whereas different students have studied Oliveros as a disciple of John Cage and a modern of composers Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, Gordon Mumma, and Robert Ashley, Sounding Out resituates Pauline Oliveros in a gynecentric community of feminist activists, writers, artists and musicians. This e-book exhibits how the ladies in Oliveros’s existence have been crucial resources of artistic strength and trade in the course of a very important second in feminist and queer cultural heritage. Crafting a dynamic dating among feminism and music-making, this publication deals a queerly unique research of Oliveros’s paintings as a musical kind of feminist activism and argues for the effective function of experimental song in lesbian feminist concept.

Sounding Out combines key components of feminist theories of lesbian sexuality with Oliveros’s significant compositions, performances, serious essays, and interviews. it is also formerly unpublished correspondence among Oliveros and Edith Guttierez, Jill Johnston, Annea Lockwood, Kate Millett, and Jane Rule.


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