Event Date and Time: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 3:00 pm
Location: White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock

Byrdcliffe is pleased to announce that renowned composer Pauline Oliveros will be giving a special solo performance at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony on Saturday, August 31. The event will take place on the front lawn of White Pines, the historic home of Ralph and Jane Whitehead, now part of Byrdcliffe's Artist in Residence program. Rain location will be the Byrdcliffe Barn. The performance will be held at 3:00 pm, and those attending are advised to bring blankets or folding chairs. Cost is $15 / $12 members.

Oliveros (b. 1932) has influenced American music decisively in a career spanning more than 60 years, as a composer, performer, author and philosopher. She pioneered the concept of Deep Listening, her practice based on principles of improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching, and meditation, designed to inspire both trained and untrained musicians to practice the art of listening and responding to environmental conditions in solo and ensemble situations. Oliveros was awarded the John Cage Award in 2012 from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and is a Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College.


Tickets: $15 general admission / $12 Byrdcliffe members. Please buy your tickets on day of performance at the White Pines venue!!