The Music of Pauline Oliveros.
Metuchen, NJ & London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1983. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, titled in white lettering, issued without dw. 195pp. Frontispiece photo-portrait of the composer. Foreword by Ben Johnston. Afterword by Pauline Oliveros.
An analysis of the music of Oliveros by former pupil and musicologist Heidi Von Gunden. The book, in which she also examines the issues of women composers, is divided into nine chapters, with titles including “Improvisation”, “Electronic Music”, “Consciousness Studies”, and “The Sonic Meditations” + a chronology + catalogue of compositions + discography + bibliography.
Laid in is a short, handwritten note from the legendary patron of new music, Betty Freeman, to Robert Dean, editor of the Catalogue Raisonné of the paintings of Ed Ruscha.