Pauline Oliveros

1932 - 2016

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Pauline Oliveros (May 30, 1932 – November 24, 2016) was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of post-war experimental and electronic music. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She taught music at Mills College, the University of California San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pauline Oliveros has received more than 319,655 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Pauline Oliveros is the 1,068th most popular composer, the 6,390th most popular biography from United States and the 71st most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Pauline Oliveros ranks 1,068 out of 1,228Before her are Armand Amar, Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson, Thomas Campion, Vladimír Franz, Gerald Finzi, and Cristóbal Halffter. After her are Paul Williams, Antón García Abril, Glenn Branca, Cachao, Lukas Foss, and Peter H. Gilmore.

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Among people born in 1932, Pauline Oliveros ranks 300Before her are Michel Leblond, Khalil Taha, Pik Botha, Gavril Dejeu, K. C. Jones, and Lodewijk van den Berg. After her are Antonio Suárez, Sígfrid Gràcia, Frank Beyer, Maria Itkina, Leonid Spirin, and Katy Bødtger. Among people deceased in 2016, Pauline Oliveros ranks 309Before her are Luis Alberto Monge, Jean-Christophe Yoccoz, Pen Sovan, Fritz Stern, Sándor Tarics, and Rune Larsson. After her are Heinrich Schiff, Jiří Tichý, Pierre Tchernia, Anton Yelchin, Tina Anselmi, and David Padilla.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pauline Oliveros ranks 6,390 out of 15,968Before her are Donald Wills Douglas Sr. (1892), Wendell Willkie (1892), Dwyane Wade (1982), Jill Tarter (1944), Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), and Elaine Hendrix (1970). After her are Jack Wagner (1959), Erik Olin Wright (1947), Dexter Holland (1965), Sonny Boy Williamson I (1914), Joey King (1999), and Sherrill Milnes (1935).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Pauline Oliveros ranks 71Before her are Gunther Schuller (1925), Frank Churchill (1901), Conlon Nancarrow (1912), Milton Babbitt (1916), Paul Creston (1906), and Mark Snow (1946). After her are Paul Williams (1940), Glenn Branca (1948), Peter H. Gilmore (1958), Elliot Goldenthal (1954), Leonard Slatkin (1944), and Kevin MacLeod (1972).