Pauline Oliveros’ Tuning Meditation

Little Island presents NYC FREE
4 weeks. 460 artists. 160 performances.
Music, Dance, Poetry, Comedy, and more!
August 11 – September 5, 2021

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22 at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM


Raquel Acevedo Klein - vocals, host
Pauline Oliveros - composer

Raquel Acevedo Klein leads this sonic gathering composed by Pauline Oliveros decades ago. At the beginning of COVID-19 lockdown in New York City, online performances of The World Wide Tuning Meditation produced by Music on the Rebound, created a global neighborhood of voices tuning in from all 7 continents and over 35 countries. Now, it comes to New York City and all are welcome to join in person. No music experience is necessary.

Curated by Raquel Acevedo Klein: Two central questions for conductor, vocalist, and pianist Raquel Acevedo Klein have been, “how do we come together in the face of crisis and what do we do in response?” Klein’s explicit embrace of technology and improvisation as well as her commitment to the democratizing of a musical experience, lead her to curate a program of immersive and layered performances that connect us across distance, hold space for individuals to process and reflect on trauma, and propose new ways to distribute power and responsibility in a collective.

“The role of music in our daily lives, and the heightened need for it as a sign of breath and life in the face of tragedy, cannot be overstated. We have the tools and wherewithal to bring music with us everywhere we go, and that can help us dismantle structures and systems that are actively trying to keep us separate, and hurting.” — Raquel Acevedo Klein

NYC FREE projects curated by Raquel Acevedo Klein:

An Evening with Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw, and Raquel Acevedo Klein
Friday, August 27 at 7:30 PM in The Amph, Get Tickets!

Raquel Acevedo Klein: Polyphonic Interlace
Sunday, August 29 and Saturday, September 4 at 12:00 PM in The Glade