Pauline Oliveros is one of America's most vital composers. Deep Listening, her lifetime practice, is fundamental to her composing, performing and teaching. During the 1960s John Rockwell named her work as one of the most significant of that decade. In the 70's she represented the U.S. at the World's Fair in Osaka, Japan; during the 80s she was honored with a retrospective at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC; the 1990's began with a letter of distinction from the American Music Center presented at Lincoln Center in New York; and in 2000, the 50th anniversary of her work was celebrated with the commissioning and performance of her Lunar Opera: Deep Listening For_tunes. She serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Darius Milhaud Artist-in-residence at Mills College, Oakland, CA; and president of Deep Listening Institute in Kingston NY.