Write Soon and Tell All

Pauline Oliveros moved to San Francisco. She played avant-garde accordion. She came out as a lesbian. She kept in touch with her mom.

The show was a rousing success, and with Pauline there, Edith took a graceful bow. Afterward, Pauline published an article titled "Edith Gutierrez — Emerging Composer" in the International League of Women Composers Journal. Wrote Pauline: "Can you imagine attending the first premiere performance of music written by your mother when your own age is 59 and hers is 77?"

Surfing safari: As a professor at the University of California, Pauline posed on an elephant for her faculty portrait.
Surfing safari: As a professor at the University of California, Pauline posed on an elephant for her faculty portrait.

It was Pauline's turn to be proud. Rumplestiltskin had been performed 71 times, she pointed out in the article — by far more performances than any of her own works had ever received.

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