In Memoriam: Pauline Oliveros

Oliveros playing a Buchla

Pauline Oliveros [b., May 30, 1932 – d.,November 24, 2016]


Thanksgiving [2016]



Dance to the Best of E.S.G. – E.S.G. [2010]

The Ugly One with the Jewels [and Other Stories] – Laurie Anderson [1995]

The Audience with Betty Carter – Betty Carter [1980]

Neu! 2 – Neu! [1973]

Without You I’m Nothing [1990] – Sandra Bernhard

Prince – Prince [1979]

3 Things


EARS – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith [Label: Western Vinyl, 2016]

I recently purchased her sixth album after giving it a spin on Bandcamp. It hits all of the marks if you are into this type of sound (which I won’t dare try to classify).

The work of the late Julius Eastman: Minimalist Classical composer, vocalist, pianist and dancer. His piece ‘Gay Guerrilla‘ alone is worth the price of admission. Balls-to-the-Walls recently re-discovered/ uncovered visionary.


Shake – The Thing [Label: The Thing, 2015]

I could not find this album on vinyl, so I bought the c.d. I thoroughly enjoyed the madcap energy and intensity here.