Oliveros, Pauline (1932–)

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Oliveros, Pauline (1932–)

American composer. Born in Houston, Texas, May 30, 1932; dau. of Edith Gutierrez; studied with Paul Koepke, Robert Erickson and William Palmer.

Received grants to develop a voltage-controlled audio mixer for use in electronic music composition and performance, as well as an electronic environment which also included design sound and light control devices; received a Guggenheim fellowship (1973–74), resulting in the composition of Crow Two: A Ceremonial Opera; received the prestigious Beethoven Prize (1977) for her piece Bonn Feier; established reputation in avantgarde, electronic, theatrical, and meditation music.

See also Women in World History.

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