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Rhodri Davies and others explore the work of Pauline Oliveros in celebratory event

Two concerts and a workshop pay tribute to the deep listening pioneer

Cafe Oto will host Pieces For Pauline: A Tribute To Pauline Oliveros on 27 May. The half-day event will include two performances and a workshop exploring Oliveros's deep listening concept through new works and improvisations.

Programmed by Contakt, a London-based composer and performance group, the event will include drone-based improvised music from Rhodri Davies, Phil Durrant, Bill Thompson and Mark Wastell, and a deep listening workshop led by certified deep listening teacher Viv Corringham – the outcome of which will be a structured improvisation performed in the evening. There will also be a performance of two works by Oliveros: one performed by the Vocal Constructivists and one by the all of the event's performers. As well as that, new pieces by Kerry Andrews, Deborah Edwards, Derek Foster and Janet Oates will be performed by Rhodri Davies, the Vocal Constructivists and members of Contakt.

Footage of the event will be streamed afterwards on Contakt's website and their Facebook page.