SCREENING: Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros

Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 7:00 PM | FREE
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

Please join us for a FREE screening of the documentary film Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros, featuring a Q&A after the screening with Producer, Director, Editor Daniel Weintraub and Pauline Oliveros collaborator Anne Bourne (Bourne will also be hosting a workshop for SCA Music & Sound students in CA 246, 346, 446: Creative Studio Seminar).

About the Film

In this time of divisiveness and disillusionment, we hear again and again the complaint that the American public feels it is “not being listened to.” Pauline Oliveros dedicated her entire life to providing an antidote for this very malaise. The world could certainly use her presence right now, but sadly she is no longer with us to offer her council. “Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros,” has thus become a crucial conduit for passing along Pauline’s wisdom and illuminations.

To those who encountered her, or are familiar with her work due to a knowledge of the avant garde and contemporary American music, Pauline was an indisputable giant of the American arts. It can be easily argued, in fact, that there is no other post-war artist who contributed so much to the cultural landscape. Pauline can easily be elevated to elite status simply for her work as a composer. However, that barely scratches the surface of her contributions. In her unusually prolific six decade career, Pauline also made invaluable contributions as a groundbreaking improviser, multi-media guru, technological innovator, writer, teacher, mentor, philosopher, humanitarian and as an advocate for women and people with disabilities.

While Pauline has been widely recognized by a variety of institutions, it is the filmmaker’s hope that “Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros”, can broaden that recognition to the public as a whole. Perhaps, through Pauline, we can all learn to really listen.

About Daniel Weintraub

Daniel Weintraub graduated from the film program at Northwestern University. As a broadcast and commercial editor and compositor, Daniel has extensive experience with a wide variety of formats and genres. He has worked with clients such as American Express, Canon, ComedyCentral, The Travel Channel, Fuse, Proctor and Gamble, HBO, NBC, MTV, and companies and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley. Recently, Daniel has edited two feature length documentaries, including “Forced Change”, a story about human displacement following hurricane Katrina. Daniel is a producer and director who has made documentaries, short films, dance films, music videos, corporate videos, and commercials and his work has featured in film festivals and museums around the world. In addition to film and video, Daniel’s recording studio, Hell’s Kitchen Recording, has been the home base for his musical exploits over the past 10 years. In this capacity, he has also recorded musicians including The Felice Brothers, Pauline Oliveros, Nels Cline, and many more as well as recording VO and ADR, producing sound design, and mixing for picture.

About Anne Bourne

Anne Bourne artist/ composer/ mentor. With a sound field listening practice, Anne leads collective creativity, in a model of equanimity, for voices to improvise together. An electroacoustic composer, Anne captures emergent streams of cello sonics, voice, and field recordings, for spatial installation, in collaboration with those who stand for the wild and all life forms. Seasoned in International concert touring and recording, Anne improvised significantly with composer Pauline Oliveros, developing a deep listening practice in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Chalmers Fellow, Anne observes shorelines as difference in coalescence, walking. Anne composes to the spectral wave patterns of water.

March 14, 2024