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REVIEW: Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality

Tracy McMullen

Published: 2008-12-04

Tracy McMullen reviews "Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality," an in-depth study by Martha Mockus of the life and work of composer/improvisor Pauline Oliveros.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace