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Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros was an American composer, performer, and author born on May 30, 1932 in Houston, Texas. She was a pioneer in the field of electronic music and developed the Extended Instrument System (EIS), which were digital signal processors designed for live performances. Her innovative work pushed the boundaries of traditional composition and challenged conventional notions of music. Oliveros' unique style and experimental approach to sound made her a respected figure in the avant-garde music scene.

Throughout her career, Pauline Oliveros collaborated with various artists and musicians who shared her passion for exploring new sonic possibilities. Some notable performers she worked with include *Bernard Parmegiani*, *Deep Listening Band*, *Morton Feldman*, *Robert Ashley*, and many others from a diverse range of musical backgrounds.

Despite her passing on November 25, 2016, Pauline Oliveros left behind a rich legacy that continues to inspire generations of musicians and composers. Her contributions to electronic music have had a lasting impact on the genre, solidifying her status as one of the most influential figures in contemporary music history.

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