To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation

This week we have been working on a new project at the Gardiner Museum developing a performance of Pauline Oliveros’s celebrated 1970 orchestral work To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation.

Organizing as an experimental orchestra that consists of musicians and non-musicians alike, the group includes notable artists, musicians, choreographers, composers, and dancers such as Anne Bourne, Allison Cameron, Ame Henderson, Anni Spadafora, Brendan Jensen, Claire Harvie, Christopher Willes, Ellen Furey, Evan Webber, Germaine Liu, Ishan Davé, and Thom Gill. This project has been initiated by Christopher Willes.

We will be giving a free performance at the Gardiner Museumtomorrow, Thursday August 17th at 7pm. Please join us!

You can RSVP here.

Part of Community Arts Space: Art is Change. Supported by Toronto Arts Council, Public Recordings, Feminist Art Museum and The Music Gallery. Permissions from IONE, Trustee, The Pauline Oliveros Trust.

Photograph by Claire Harvie

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