Julia White said:
listening for more....and there are already so many wonderful moments
with PO I can recall...dedication is a word that speaks to Pauline...to
art, artists and the nuances of wonder so ever present in the fabric of
existence...feeling this harmony in thinking of you...Happy Birthday
heeey! deep admiration from brazil. i would love to take an immersive
course and work with deeplistening institute. come take a vacation and
do a course in brazil!!
did i forget to say happy birthday? that's what i meant in the first place. happy 80's, 90's, 100's!
Doug Ordunio said:
Happy Birthday! Best wishes!
hi pauline! we love you very much. thank you for inspiring and introducing us to a brave new world & dimension.
love from argentina
Liz Phillips said:
Belated Happy Birthday! I would lve to have a real converstion soon! vimeo.com/user7559753/videos
Pauline, your inspiration is tremendous!
my favorite memory is Pauline coming up the steps at my parents house,
in her black tights, and black shirt, (beatnik style) and teaching me
piano when I was maybe 10 or so... happy birthday pauline!! that was a
very long time ago
David Dertrich said:
I enjoyed the Heart of Tones performance at the Berkeley Art Center
years ago when we all gathered around to produce some metaphysical
intonations that transcended the Berkeley nightfall with sounds that...
traipse the atonal acquiescence.
Happy BIrthday Pauline!
On May 30 19:59 at by Andra McCartney
Happy birthday Pauline and thanks for your inspiring work and ideas.
[ 126.96.36.199 ]On May 30 16:19 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by andre
"Whoever knows the mystery of vibrations indeed knows all things." (Hazrat Inayat Khan)
（ ^_^）o自自o（^_^ ）
Parabens Pauline and thanx for your work and a long, healthy and happy life for you!
[ 188.8.131.52 ]On May 30 16:14 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Anonymous
You're such an inspiration for me. I can find you in my writings,
performances and compositions. I remember a skype interview we did
together and how much knowledge I received in those precious moments. I
remember also a very open-minded person. Happy Birthday Pauline!!
[ 184.108.40.206 ]On May 30 16:12 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Dixie Treichel
Interviewing Pauline for International Women's Day on KFAI. Hearing
about her life and achievements was fascinating. I created a short
sound piece- "80xInfinity" for her 80th-now on
Happy Birthday Pauline!!
[ 220.127.116.11 ]On May 30 15:43 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Anonymous
Anytime I get to speak one on one with Pauline is a gift. I am honored
to have her support. I hold her in the highest esteem. Happy birthday,
[ 18.104.22.168 ]On May 30 13:55 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Eric Lewis
I recall Pauline playing with the pounding rain on the roof of the Casa
Del Popolo, and with the passing cars. My first deep listening
exercise, I vividly recall the cynical me dissolving away as the
emerging sound-world effected me profoundly. Many happy returns of the
[ 22.214.171.124 ]On May 19 08:01 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Anonymous
The deep listening retreat I did with Pauline in 2006 is still
happening now, the reverberations like little threads that keep
influencing my present. I can taste every moment of that time because
my spirit felt so open. And the laughter was very prominent especially
in the silent meals.The concert of birds up in the mountain changed my
Happy Birthday Pauline! Live long (I know you will) because we need your beautiful spirit. Χρονια Πολλα! Nina Karacosta
[ 126.96.36.199 ]On May 10 21:35 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Candice Ng
Haystack - Maine, Sept 2011: Thanks for holding space with us Pauline.
A very happy 80th birthday to you! It was a privilege meeting you.
[ 188.8.131.52 ]On May 10 03:25 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by miya Masaoka
And did I say, have a splendid, joyful and memorable Happy Birthday!
[ 184.108.40.206 ]On May 10 03:25 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Miya Masaoka 1
Austria, 2010, sitting in the middle of Pauline's soundcheck of 8
speakers, hearing the whoosh of white noise moving through the
speakers, being engulfed with her sounds, all was right with the world,
[ 220.127.116.11 ]On May 09 14:10 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Paula Josa-Jones
Sitting on a rock by the stream in Yellow Springs, PA surrounded by
blooming jewel weed, 22 years ago. Feeling our way into our first
collaboration that was to become SKIN.
Happy Birthday! Always listening.
[ 18.104.22.168 ]On May 08 16:27 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Teresa
Happy Birthday Pauline: my memories of Dartington Deep listening
retreat, especially when,as a non-musician,I played my singing bowl,and
you told me that I am a real musician!I send all my love, meditative
vibrations, and deep respect.
[ 22.214.171.124 ]On May 07 15:42 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Dave
Rose Mountain in 2000, sitting quietly for long enough to hear and feel the music of life. Happy Birthday Pauline!
[ 126.96.36.199 ]On May 05 00:20 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Simon Holt
A happy birthday to you, Pauline, and here's to many more. Your seminal
'Deep Listening' cd is one of my most treasured possessions.
Extraordinarily powerful. I mentioned it recently in an article in
London's Guardian newspaper as one of my great favourites from the last
50 years: "Sweeps all before it". To my mind it constitutes a hugely
inspiring and important new beginning for a future connected to more
than just 'things'. Love, best wishes and with great respect, Simon
[ 188.8.131.52 ]On May 04 18:26 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Xime
Pauline! Many beautiful memories and I'll shout one by one this birthday month!
In Dartington DL's retreat, in the first listening meditation, suddenly
a heavy rain came deliciously to our ears and bodies, then slowly the
rain left and we finished the meditation. I was amazed, for some
seconds I truly thought that was pre-recorded, then I really felt it as
real, and it was real rain! and I thought what an amazing woman is
Pauline! She can create rain! Washing all our worries and bringing us
tuned into a retreat mood. Happy Birthday rain wizard!
[ 184.108.40.206 ]On May 04 17:08 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Stuart and Renko Dempster
Happy birthday, dearest Pauline, on your most auspicious 80th! Where do
we begin? Our friendship spans decades with many, many stories. But one
in particular still stands out even today. It takes place at our flats
in San Francisco in the early 70s. Pauline has just come over for
coffee with us. The table, with a double level setting, is set on the
higher level. The table suddenly decides to lower itself to the other
setting and in the space of a half second we see the coffee, cups, and
saucers separate and then gather together with nary a drop spilled. It
makes a huge crash in context of our then two year old Brian with his
cousin in the kitchen banging on several pots and pans. A marvelous,
continuing cacophony with that exclamation point in the middle of it
all--a deep listening moment with many more to come!
Love to you!
[ 220.127.116.11 ]On May 04 10:52 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Clare Shore
Pauline, I constantly delight in hearing new (to me) pieces of yours.
Thank you so much for the gift download of "Procession" today; I feel
as if it's MY birthday! Happy Birthday to YOU and here's to many, many
[ 18.104.22.168 ]On Apr 26 01:05 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by toby maclennan
Can I begin my memories now and move forward into the future? I'd like to try that by getting to know you.
[ 22.214.171.124 ]On Apr 20 20:45 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Eric Johnson
Deep Listening, Deep Being. "Where does the sound come from?" is really
asking, "Where do I come from?" I learned this from the Cistern. I
learned it from You. Thank You.
[ 126.96.36.199 ]On Apr 20 17:59 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Nancy Beckman
Dear Pauline, May you have a happy, healthy, wholly holy birthday -
thank you for the great gifts you have brought to the world! Much
[ 188.8.131.52 ]On Apr 20 15:55 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by New York Public Library for the
Happy Birthday, Pauline from NYPL. You were the first person to send us
a person to send us a permission letter via Facebook! Always ahead of
[ 184.108.40.206 ]On Apr 20 15:34 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Jay Kreimer
Happy Birthday! Favorite memory: concert in Cork, Ireland, a computer
clock problem causes a bomb like explosive sound, everyone ducks,
Pauline plays. After the performance Pauline asks Zevin Polsin if they
can repeat that deliberately. Happy Birthday!
[ 220.127.116.11 ]On Apr 20 15:15 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Brenda Hutchinson
I can't imagine my life or this world without you in it. I love you. Happy Birthday!
[ 18.104.22.168 ]On Apr 20 07:15 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by jean claude jones
happy b-day dear Pauline
deep tones for peace, jerusalem
[ 22.214.171.124 ]On Apr 20 02:27 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by fre
Many Blessings to you. Thank you for being such an inspiration to ill of us.. Happy Birthday
[ 126.96.36.199 ]On Apr 18 19:44 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Joe McPhee
Hello Dr. PO,
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby! Let's get the party started and keep it going to the end of time!
[ 188.8.131.52 ]On Apr 06 22:40 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Norman Lowrey
A zillion memories. Here's one: We're at an organizational meeting for
the Delaware River Sounding project back in 1994 with Riverkeeper
Cynthia Poten. We're all chattering away sounding off our individual
ideas as if we know everything. Except Pauline. Of course nothing is
getting accomplished. Pauline speaks up. "Let's just listen for a
while." Quiet happens. Pauline's magic. After the hush everything goes
smoothly. Thank you, Pauline!
[ 184.108.40.206 ]On Apr 05 22:08 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by John Driscoll
On a visit with Pauline at her house in La Jolla a bunch of us were
camping out on her floor. I woke up the following morning with the
sense that someone was staring at me. Bleary eyed I rolled over to find
her parrot hopping from one leg to the other eying me very closely. The
following morning I had a similar feeling and woke up to find her Tucan
rocking its long beak about two inches from my head.
Pauline you have been a marvelous inspiration and mentor. I am so
grateful for David introducing us. I wish you a wonderful 80th birthday
and look forward to another rousing accordion performance on your 90th!
[ 220.127.116.11 ]On Mar 30 21:35 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Ron Herrema
In 2007, we had the good fortune to have Pauline spend a week with us
at De Monfort University. One thing I remember well from her
performance is the very beginning, when she closed her eyes and slowly
opened the bellows of the accordion––it made a lovely inhaling sound,
from which everything that followed seemed to emanate.
A more amusing anecdote occurred one night when we had said goodbye and
she was walking to her hotel. It dawned on me that she was walking
through a dodgy part of town, so I ran after her. When I caught up, out
of breath, and explained my concern, she replied, “Well, I do have a
black belt in karate, you know.”
Happy Birthday, Pauline! I look forward to the performances and
anecdotes that will have accumulated when we reach your ninetieth :-)
[ 18.104.22.168 ]On Mar 29 03:12 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Cenk
I studied with Pauline at Mills College in 2000. I was writing a piece
in which I thought I had too personal of a musical reference. I asked
her if she thought it would be OK. Pauline never spoke too directly in
her lessons, she would never say anything like "do this" or "don't do
this"....Her answer was, "Think of a bird flying over a lake. It is not
aware of its reflection as it passes over that lake."
Happy 80th Pauline! Thanks for all you've done.
[ 22.214.171.124 ]On Mar 29 02:54 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Deanna J Marquart
In 1996, Pauline Oliveros planned and coordinated an improvisational,
impressionistic event in the State Capitol Rotunda in Sacramento,
California. During the lunch hour, people who walked through the
rotunda provided the initiating sounds which the flute, cello, violin,
accordion, and marimba played back to them so subtly that many in the
"audience" did not realize they were participating in a "concert." That
event opened my eyes, ears, and mind to new music in ways that continue
to enable me to celebrate the sounds of our contemporary world as
revealed to us by the compositions of new music composers. Happy
Birthday, Pauline Oliveros! And thank you!
[ 126.96.36.199 ]On Mar 29 02:12 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Jason
The entirety of the Deep Listening Retreat on Rose Mountain, learning
from the many workshops, and hanging out at Edith's on Thanksgivings.
Love you Pauline!
[ 188.8.131.52 ]On Mar 28 23:32 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Catherine
3 accordions that day in the Big Jewish Band, sometime in the early
1980s: Pinkhas Olinsky, Ramon Sender, and me between them, trying to
hang onto that Bulgar rhythm in D minor. Exotic creatures! Ecstatic
Klezmer! Yee haaa!
[ 184.108.40.206 ]On Mar 28 22:20 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Jin
You are true inspiration.
[ 220.127.116.11 ]On Mar 26 23:14 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by glenn weyant
thank you pauline for sounding the borders these past 80 years. because
of you we all listen a little more deeply. looking forward to hearing
what lies ahead. happy birthday.
[ 18.104.22.168 ]On Mar 21 20:14 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Lisa
Thank you Pauline for your amazing work, you are a true gift and
visionary. Best wishes for many prosperous years to come! Happy
[ 22.214.171.124 ]On Mar 21 19:42 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by EMILY
WOOHOO! PAULINE IS TURNING 80!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAULINE! XOXO
[ 126.96.36.199 ]On Mar 19 15:37 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Linda
Happy Birthday, Pauline! I first saw you perform at Oberlin
Conservatory in 1998 and have followed you ever since. Most recently,
loved your performance at The Kitchen. Absolutely magical. Yours in
[ 188.8.131.52 ]On Mar 06 05:22 at paulineoliveros.us/oliveros80.html by Anonymous 1