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    Pauline Oliveros – Alien Bog + Beautiful Soop

    July 28th, 2008

    Pauline Oliveros - Alien Bog + Beautiful Soop

    This is one of two companion CD reissues of Pauline Oliveros’ electronic works of the 1960s, made when she was the first director of The Tape Music Center at Mills College. “Alien Bog” (1967) was previously excerpted on the old Music From Mills 3-LP and is presented here for the first time in its entire length of 33 minutes. It provides an appropriate soundtrack for 3:00 a.m. refrigerator visits with video game-like bleeps and bloops over a frayed, dark landscape of buzzing and echoing electronics. “Beautiful Soop” (1966, debuting here) is similar, but with some distinguished British voices that are echoed and delayed from speaker-to-speaker reciting absurd surrealist poetry: “He thought he saw a buffalo up on the chimney piece. He looked again and found that it was his sister’s husband’s niece.” Both tracks were produced using the original Buchla Box 100 series created for The Tape Music Center by Don Buchla, along with Pauline’s tape delay system, which consisted of running the tape from one machine to another. “I was deeply impressed by the sounds from the frog pond outside the studio window at Mills. I loved the accompaniment as I worked on my pieces. Though I never recorded the frogs, I was, of course, influenced by their music.”

    Label: Pogus Productions Catalog Number: P 21012-2 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 2 Total Time: 61:04 Country: United States Released: 1997 Related Artists: Stuart Dempster, Morton Subotnick More Discogs, MySpace, Official, Wikipedia