The Grey Eminences
Spark visits with several of the Bay Area's most influential artists, elders who have been working in their art form for decades and are continuing to teach and work long past retirement age. First, make acquaintance with Pauline Oliveros, the internationally renowned pioneer in electronic and improvisational music, who continues to perform and teach her musical philosophy of deep listening. Next meet David Ireland, one of California's most important and critically acclaimed artists working in the challenging arena of conceptual and installation art. And finally, visit with Bella Feldman as she creates what she calls "anxious objects," metal and blown-glass sculptures inspired by the Gulf War and the current conflicts in the Middle East.
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Listen to Pauline Oliveros who continues to perform and teach her musical philosophy.
Celebrate a lifetime lived on the cutting edge of conceptual art with David Ireland.
Visit with Bella Feldman as she creates metal and blown-glass sculptures inspired by the current conflicts in the Middle East.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
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"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.