Pauline Oliveros - Electronic Works 1965+1966


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Electronic Works 1965+1966 is collects three live experiments, which at the simplest level use either an array of oscillators or filters, a mixer and one spool of tape feeding a series of (variously set up) stereo tape machines. 

'I of IV' was made in July 1966 at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio and was first released by CBS alongside works by two other young composers - 'Come out' by Steve Reich and 'Night music' by Richard Maxfield. 

'Big Mother Is Watching You' was also made in the summer of 1966 at the University of Toronto Electronic Music Studio, whilst 'Bye Bye Butterfly' (which samples Pucini's 'Madame Butterfly') was made at the San Francisco Tape Music Center in 1965. 

Long delay lines, pile ups of noise and rich sonorities are the stuff that makes up this surprisingly-contemporary-sounding pioneering music, which is only in recent years (born out of the more radical elements of dance music, electronica and ambient music) being rediscovered and appreciated by a growing number of people interested in all manner of experimental electronics. 


  1. I Of IV  [25:29] 
  2. Big Mother Is Watching You  [26:53] 
  3. Bye Bye Butterfly [8:02] 


  • Housed in jewel case with clear tray 



see also: 
Pauline Oliveros & Guy Klucevsek - Sounding / Way   LP 
Pauline Oliveros - Tara's Room   LP 

Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster & Panaiotis - Deep Listening   2LP | CD 
Joëlle Léandre, Pauline Oliveros & George Lewis - Play As You Go   CD 


browse collections: 
Early-Electronic collection 
Experimental & Avant-Garde collection 
Sixties collection 



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