“Teach Yourself to Fly (dedicated to Amelia Earhart),” by Pauline Oliveros (1972)

“Teach Yourself to Fly (dedicated to Amelia Earhart),” by Pauline Oliveros (1972)

  • Source: Elana Mann
  • Year: 2012
  • Submitted by: Elana Mann


A recording of the People’s Microphony Camerata, performing “Teach Yourself to Fly (dedicated to Amelia Earhart)” (1974) by Pauline Oliveros. The People’s Microphony Camerata (PMC) is an experimental choir based in Los Angeles exploring the emergent phenomena of the People’s Microphone (Mic), a technology used in resistance movements worldwide including the Occupy Wall Street movement. The PMC was founded in the spring of 2012 by Elana Mann and Juliana Snapper. PMC members performing on this recording include: Alanna Simone, Allison Johnson, Andrew Choate, Annette Weisser, Cynthia Paige Aaron, Elana Mann, Emily Mast, Juliana Snapper, Julie Tolentino, Karen Atkinson, Kimberly Kim, Michele Jaquis, Penny Folger, Rachel Finkelstein, Sascha Goldhor, and Vivian Bang.

Resonate-Reverberate-Roar (Re-Re-Roar) is a growing archive of original sounds that express an experimental, independent, and socially progressive spirit.  The sounds on Re-Re-Roar include field recordings, interviews, songs, speeches, experimental music, and more. Re-Re-Roar is a site for activ[ist] listening, with the purpose of distributing sounds of resistance to eager ears around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to add their own sounds of resistance to the archive through the website's submit function.

Re-Re-Roar originated from artist Elana Mann’s collection of sounds of resistance, which she began during the Iraq war in 2007 by recording commuters in Los Angeles and Iraq. The website was incubated during Mann's time as the 2013 Amy M. Sears artist-in-resident at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, amongst a group of peace activists from the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet & Consociates. Re-Re-Roar was designed by Roman Jaster and Nicole Jaffe, with production assistance from Reilo Dahl. For more about Elana Mann visit: elanamann.com