New Crowdfunding Campaign for Pauline Oliveros Documentary

Filmmaker, musician and recording engineer Daniel Weintraub is looking for funding at Indiegogo for finishing a documentary on the work of Pauline Oliveros, the amazing woman behind the wonderful deep listening movement.

Let’s support it and help to make this promising project a reality. There are several funding options starting with a $25 for downloading the film once it’s finished.

Pauline Oliveros has been on the cutting edge of contemporary American music since 1960. As a composer, performer, innovator, philosopher, author and teacher, she has touched and influenced countless souls both inside and outside the musical community. She was one of the world’s original electronic musicians. She is a master accordion player. She is a teacher and mentor to musicians and a gateway to music and sound for non-musicians. She is a technical innovator who has helped develop everything from tools that allow musicians to play together while in different countries to software that allows people with severe disabilities to create beautiful music.

In the 1960s, John Rockwell named her work Bye Bye Butterfly as one of the most significant of that decade. In the ’70s, she represented the U.S. at the World’s Fair in Osaka, Japan. She was honored in 1985 with a retrospective at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. In the 1990s, she was presented with a Letter of Distinction from The American Music Center. In 2010, she was honored with the William Schuman Award from Columbia University. In 2012, she was the winner of the prestigious John Cage award. In 2014, her installation and performance closed the final Whitney Biennial in the museum’s long-time home in the Marcel Breuer building.

By any stretch of the imagination that is an impressive list of honors and awards, and that is only a sampling. Yet, there is no film about this amazing and influential artist. With your help, we hope to remedy that, and do it in style.

Miguel Isaza M

Listener, speaker.