23.04.2012, Words by Charlie Jones

Electronic pioneer Pauline Oliveros to perform at Tate Modern

The 80-year-old composer leads a symposium on feminist discourse in sound and music.

Tate Modern has announced a performance by Pauline Oliveros, the 80-year-old composer, performer, theorist and early tape-loop experimenter, as part of a weekend symposium in May.

‘Her noise: feminisms and the sonic’ will investigate feminist discourses in sound and music through talks, live events, discussions and film screenings. Oliveros’ performance takes place in the London art gallery’s vast Turbine Hall on 3rd May, followed by a live event and screening on 4th May exploring the legacy of the fascinating avant-garde composer and artist Meredith Monk, who was interviewed for Dummy by Blondes last year.

Finally, a day-long symposium will take place on 5th May, featuring reflections from musicians and artists who use their voice as a key medium in their practices and a discussion of DIY approaches to music making and distribution.

Find out more about Tate Modern’s symposium on the gallery’s website.

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