IONE is an author, playwright, director and an improvising text-sound artist. In addition to multiple performances internationally, she has created numerous large music theater works with her creative partner and spouse, the composer Pauline Oliveros. These Include the opera The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera, 2017 Roulette Intermedium and NWF Pocket Edition, NYPL @Lincoln Center 2020. Other works include: Njinga the Queen King; The Return of a Warrior (BAM’s Next Wave Festival), Io and Her and the Trouble with Him; A Dance Opera in Primeval Time – U of Wisconsin’s Union Theater, and The Lunar Opera: Lincoln Center Out of Doors. IONE also created the film, Dreams of the Jungfrau with sound design by Oliveros. IONE's memoir, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, inspired by her great-grandmother's 1868 Diary and a family of Black activists and feminists was a New York Times Notable Book on its publication. The stories continue with the SCETV PBS 2022 Film: Sisterhood: South Carolina Suffragists: The Rollin Sisters: Reconstruction Through 1895. She was Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd for 15 years and is currently a Deep Listening Consultant at the Center for Deep Listening ®, Troy, NY. As Founding Director of M.o.M., Inc. (The Ministry of Maåt), in Kingston, NY since 1997, IONE conducts workshops and seminars throughout the world, encouraging a vibrant international community of writers, visual artists, and musicians. MoM disseminates the work of Pauline Oliveros and other artists worldwide. She currently performs frequently with the International Contemporary Ensemble and her most recent opera TOUCH, with composer Karen Power, premiered at Irish National Opera in 2021.

Events and Residencies

Sunday / October 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm

EMPAC / iEAR Presents

Daniel Weintraub