SSEFF 2023 – Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros [In-Person Only]

This event took place on Nov 25, 2023

$17 General Admission
$13 NWFF Member
$5 Needs-Based

Daniel Weintraub
1h 57m


South Sound Experimental Film Festival invites you to a lively panel discussion after the screening! The panel is composed of several voices from different backgrounds and perspectives:

  • Documentary filmmaker Daniel Weintraub, the genius who brought this film to fruition
  • Music educator Brenda Hutchinson, a longtime peer and friend of Pauline’s
  • Composer, sound technologist, archivist and Pauline superfan Anastasia Clarke
  • Electronic musician Mara Barenbaum, who records under the name Group Rhoda, will moderate the panel

Join us to hear Pauline’s messages and legacy get further digested and opened up into engaging conversation. In the collaborative spirit, we will allow time for audience participants to submit questions after the screening.


Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros tells the story of the composer, performer, teacher, philosopher, technological innovator and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros. She was one of the world’s original electronic musicians, one of the few women amongst notable post-war American composers, a master accordion player, a teacher and mentor to musicians, a gateway to music and sound for non-musicians and a technical innovator who helped develop everything from tools that allow musicians to play together while in different countries to software that enables people with physical limitations to create beautiful music. On the vanguard of contemporary American music for six decades, her story illuminates the pathway to how we got where we are and where the future will take us in the worlds of music, the philosophy of sound, and the art of listening.

Produced in collaboration with executive producer Ione, Oliveros’s partner in life and work, and the Ministry of Maåt, Inc., the film combines rare archival footage, live performances, and unreleased music with appearances by Terry Riley, Anna Halprin, Ione, Linda Montano, Laurie Anderson, Thurston Moore, Alvin Lucier, Claire Chase, Miya Masaoka, Morton Subotnick, Tony Martin, Ramon Sender and many more ground-breaking artists.

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1515 12th Ave,

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