Crone Music

Pauline Oliveros

Pauline Oliveros, solo accordion; Panaiotis, processing and mixing

Commissioned by Mabou Mines, the experimental theater group from New York, for their interpretation of "King Lear," Oliveros' Crone Music is a subtle and haunting electronic music endeavor. Interfacing an abundance of digital delay processors, reverb effects and foot pedals to bend pitches from piercing to twisted, sonorous tones, with her one-of-a-kind expanded accordion, Oliveros produces rich, eerie textures.

"Studio recordings from 1989-90, 'commissioned by Mamou Mines, the New York based experimental theater collective, for their production of Lear by William Shakespeare.' In use herein is a fairly complex series of pitch-modulated foot-controlled digital delay units which render Oliveros' solo accordion playing into a full accordion ensemble. This all results in SERIOUSLY dense overtone/ghost chord action, complete with microtones and countermelodies emulating something like a grand-pipe-organ jam session. Heavy. By far the most ear-triggering of all Oliveros's explorations with said instrument."
-- Hrvatski, from Forced Exposure

Album Notes

Track Listing:

1. The Fool's Circle (6:02)
2. "A Woman Sees How the World Goes With No Eyes" (7:15)

3. "Reason In Madness Mixed" (7:55)
4. "This Great Fool's Stage" (5:12)
5. "Let It Be So" (8:30)
6. "Let Me Not Be Mad" (9:30)
7. Lear On The Road (13:12)

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