is an internationally acclaimed composer, performer, humanitarian, and
pioneer in American music. For four decades she has explored sound and
forged new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic
music, teaching, ritual, and meditation she has created a body of work
with such breadth of vision that it profoundly affects those who experience
it. In 1985 she started the Pauline Oliveros Foundation, a non-profit
organization in New York, to "support all aspects of the creative
process for a worldwide community of artists."
Oliveros Foundation Midwest is committed to nurturing the development
of innovative music in East Central Illinois and the Midwest corridor.
As a presenting organization, POFMW provides performance opportunities
for regional artists who push the envelope of musical forms to
genre blurring artists from around the world. Through new musical
processes and emergent technologies the creation of music continues
to evolve. With this in mind, POFMW is dedicated to offering vanguard
approaches towards arts education through community workshops
and pubic school programs. POFMW is part of a growing network
in support of artists exploring, realizing and sharing provocative
ways to imagine, create, and perform music for the 21st century.
is the vital spirit of personal and public growth"