Artists' Group Meeting, August 2001
The August meeting of the Artists' Group
was held on August 5, 2001 from 3:00 until the wee hours of the evening
at the home of Nancy Beckman. In attendace were Nancy Beckman, Tom Bickley,
Brad Fischer, Philip Gelb, Marianne McDonald, Lisa Mischke, Una Nakamura,
Katherine Setar, Toyoji Tomita, and a lot of Nancy's friends.
Pictures of the meeting
This event served a dual purpose: in addition to being the monthly
meeting of the POFBA Artists' Group, this was also Nancy Beckman's last
party before she moves into her new residence in Sebastopol. (By the
way, this was a terrific party! Thanks, Nancy.)
The meeting and party consisted of a pot luck dinner, group discussion,
and several lengthy group soundings with both POFBA members and
"uninitiated Deep Listeners" (Nancy's friends).
An encapsulation of the salient points of the discussion are as follows.
- Philip Gelb announced his progress on the retrospective concert
series for Pauline's seventieth birthday in 2002. The concert series
will definitely take place, and currently consists of performances over
a three-day period. The retrospective will include works from all of
Pauline's style periods (traditional, theatrical, electronic,
meditations, and interactive/improvisational), is to include both solo
and ensemble works, and will feature performances by Pauline and her two
Bay-Area ensembles (The Space Between and The Circle Trio).
- Katherine Setar announced that she will give a presentation at the
September 9 POFBA Artists' Group meeting. The presentation will
describe the contents of the Pauline Oliveros Archive at the University
of California, San Diego, which contains of all of Pauline's works from
the 1950s through the early 1980s. Katherine has examined all of the
archive's written contents as a part of her doctoral research, and would
make available her collection of printed scores, manuscript copies, and
notes which describe Pauline's many compositions. The presentation will
consist of a brief survey of Pauline's style periods, with a special
emphasis given to her live electronic pieces using tape delay and her
works for dancers.
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Previous meeting report (July 2001)