IONE | Librettist




IONE is an author/playwright / director and an improvising text-sound artist. She has taught and performed throughout the world with her spouse and creative partner Pauline Oliveros. Together, they have created large music theatre works Including Njinga the Queen King; The Return of a Warrior, Io and Her and the Trouble with Him; A Dance Opera in Primeval Time and The Lunar Opera: Deep Listening For_Tunes. IONE 's film, Dreams of the Jungfrau was shown in the US and Spain and at 'The Quiet Music festival' in Cork, Ireland. The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera premiered at Roulette Intermedium and NWF, The Pocket Edition premiered at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, February, 2020. IONE's memoir, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color was a New York Times Notable Book on its publication. She was Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd for 15 years and is currently a Consultant at the Center for Deep Listening ®, RPI , Troy, NY. As Founding Director of The Ministry of Maåt, Inc. IONE sponsors workshops and retreats, fostering women's creativity and encouraging a vibrant international community of artists.

She received the 2019 Arts Mid-Hudson Individual Artist’s Award and a Certificate of Merit from The State of New York. She is a member of the Distinguished Mentors Council of Composers Now.

September 2020