Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-....

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Music has been at the center of the lives of Edith Gutierrez and her daughter, Pauline Oliveros. Gutierrez has taught piano for much of her life, played professionally, and was active in the Houston music scene. Oliveros, whom Gutierrez had with her first husband, J.B. Oliveros III, is an internationally known composer and accordionist. In 1952, at the age of 20, Pauline moved from Houston to San Francisco. She and her mother wrote to one another for the next 20 years. They discussed many topics, among which were their musical interests and activities. They come from a musically talented family. Gutierrez's father, John Monroe Gribbin, had the ability to learn musical instruments by ear. Her mother, Pauline Gribbin, taught piano for many years. Gutierrez's second husband, Patricio Gutierrez, played professionally for many years.

From the description of Pauline Oliveros Papers 1945-1995. (Houston Area Library Auto Network). WorldCat record id: 664762620

Pauline Oliveros is an American avant-garde composer and performer. Born in 1932, she initially studied with her mother and grandmother, eventually studying composition at the University of Houston (1949-52), San Francisco State College (1954-56), and privately with Robert Erickson. She was codirector of the San Francisco Tape Music Center (1961-65) and director when it became the Mills Tape Music Center (1966-67). From 1967-81 she taught at the University of California, San Diego. In 1981 she became consulting director fo the Creative Music Foundation at West Hurley, New York.

From the guide to the Pauline Oliveros papers, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Music has been at the center of the lives of Edith Gutierrez and her daughter, Pauline Oliveros. Gutierrez has taught piano for much of her life, has played professionally, and has been active in the Houston music scene. Oliveros, whom Gutierrez had with her first husband, J.B. Oliveros III, is an internationally known composer and accordionist.

In 1952, at the age of 20, Pauline moved from Houston to San Francisco. She and her mother wrote to one another for the next 20 years. They discussed many topics, among which were their musical interests and activities, Edith's care for her elderly mother, gossip about family and friends, Edith's activities with the Houston Professional Musicians Association, and the many pets which they each cared for.

They come from a musically talented family. Gutierrez's father, John Monroe Gribbin, had the ability to learn musical instruments by ear. Her mother, Pauline Gribbin, taught piano for many years. Gutierrez's second husband, Patricio Gutierrez, played professionally for many years.

From the guide to the Pauline Oliveros Papers MSS1308., 1945-1995, 1952-1967, (Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library)

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creatorOf OLIVEROS, PAULINE. Franklin Furnace artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Lynn Lonidier Papers, 1958-1993, 1967-1993 James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
referencedIn Fromm Music Foundation scores and recordings, 1943-2011. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-. Variations for sextet / [by Pauline Oliveros]. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Edith Gutierrez Collection MSS 1316., 1907-1996 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
creatorOf Freeman, Betty. Betty Freeman papers, 1965-1999. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Mac Low, Jackson. Papers, 1923-1995. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Atkins, Irene Kahn, 1922-. Major figures in American music [M-R] : [oral history]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Tony Martin Papers, 1960-2006 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Smith Publications. Sylvia Smith Archives of Smith Publications and Sonic Art Editions, ca. 1970-1991. University of Akron, Bierce Library
creatorOf Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998. Dick Higgins papers, ca. 1960-1994 (bulk 1972-1993). Getty Research Library
creatorOf Tudor, David, 1926-. David Tudor Papers, 1943-1989 (bulk 1950-1965). Getty Research Library
creatorOf Pauline Oliveros papers The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Dick Higgins papers, 1960-1994, 1972-1993 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Nee, Thomas. Thomas Nee papers, 1946-2001. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Tudor, David, 1926-1996. David Tudor papers, 1884-1998 (bulk 1940-1996) Getty Research Library
creatorOf Office for the Arts at Harvard & Radcliffe. The art of making dances : choreography for the '80s Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn David Tudor papers, 1884-1998 (bulk 1940-1996) Getty Research Institute, Research Library
creatorOf Dempster, Stuart. Change I [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Lonidier, Lynn. Lynn Lonidier papers, 1958-1993 (bulk 1967-1993). San Francisco Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Perlis, Vivian. Video collection : [oral history], 1955-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Pauline Oliveros Papers MSS1308., 1945-1995, 1952-1967 Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library,
referencedIn Mabou Mines Archive, 1966-2000 (bulk 1970-1995) Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Betty Freeman Papers, 1965 - 2008 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-. Papers, ca. 1960-1981. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Thomas Nee Papers, 1946 - 2001 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf OLIVEROS, PAULINE. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-. Pauline Oliveros Papers 1945-1995. Houston Area Library Auto Network
creatorOf Oliveros, Pauline, 1932-. Correspondence with Singing Horse Press, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Freeman, Betty person
associatedWith Freeman, Betty. person
associatedWith Fromm Music Foundation corporateBody
associatedWith Gutierrez, Edith person
associatedWith Gutierrez, Edith person
associatedWith Gutiérrez, Edith Algren de, 1942- person
associatedWith Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998. person
associatedWith Lonidier, Lynn. person
associatedWith Mac Low, Jackson. person
associatedWith Martin, Tony, 1937 - person
associatedWith Nee, Thomas. person
associatedWith Smith Publications. corporateBody
associatedWith Tudor, David, 1926- person
associatedWith University of California, San Diego corporateBody
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Musicians--Labor unions
Music--20th century
Pet owners
Women composers
Aleatory music
Music teachers
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Variations (Piano, clarinet, flute, horn, trumpet, violoncello)--Scores
Mixed media (Music)
Houston Professional Musicians Association
Women Musicians--Texas--Houston
Women Music Teachers--Texas--Houston
Music Teachers--Texas--Houston
Lesbians
Women music teachers
Musicians--Labor unions--Texas--Houston
Women musicians
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Pet owners--Texas--Houston
Older people--Care
Musicians--Texas--Houston
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