In this article, two forms of dialogue are proposed: one is direct, in the form of an exclusive interview with the composer Pauline Oliveros, conducted shortly before her death and rediscovered on an old hard drive. From this material the second dialogue emerges, an essay that attempts to construct a network of resonances between Oliveros’s thought and work and that of other authors such as Pierre Schaeffer, Michel Chion, Denis Smalley, and R. Murray Schafer. The limitless world of sonic possibilities introduced by contemporary and electroacoustic music since the second half of the last century is closely linked to extensive reflection on listening. Pauline Oliveros is one of the pioneers and most significant composers to contemplate this issue. Her ideas, conveyed through works, meditative practices, interviews, and texts, provide substantial material for examining the listening relationships that humans establish or can establish with the world around them.

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