Alvin Lucier – Chambers – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Alvin Lucier (born May 14, ) is an American composer of experimental. “Chambers” () illustrates another point; before reading my response was: sounds okay, nice enough. It involves various recordings of sound spaces, such. Chambers /​ Scores by Alvin Lucier ; Interviews with the composer by Douglas Simon. Author. Lucier, Alvin. Other Authors. Simon (Douglas). Published.

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The first lucieg on this CD is “Vespers” which involves performers moving around a given acoustic space with directional pulse generators. Quasimodo the Great Lover pp. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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Music in a Long Thin Wire pp. Its central Theory versus Music dialectic is interesting. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

These Cagian exercises must surely be great fun for the composer and may even be pleasing for the performers but the disregard for whether or not the music will be any good to listen to is a little irksome to the mere audience member.

All are unique explorations of acoustic phenomena – echoes, brain waves, room resonances – and radically transform the idea of music as metaphor into that of music as physical fact.


Separate different tags with a comma. Is the theory on which music is based important? Amorosa Sensitivaon the other hand, is a bit of a wild-card that unexpectedly dips its toes into dissonance, modern composition, free-jazz, and sundry other surprises. Does the pleasure of listening depend on the theory or should the pleasure be sought in the theory itself?

Now that’s fine and perhaps even witty, in a rather twee academic way, but grasping the concept doesn’t improve the listening experience and I’m beginning to get annoyed by the suggestion that the concept is even relevant to me.

These 2 locations in Victoria: Each score is written in prose and may be read by musicians as instructions for performance or by general readers as descriptions of imaginary musical activities. These online bookshops told us they have this item: View online Borrow Buy. Chambers is a virtually complete collection of composer Alvin Lucier’s major works from tointerspersed with twelve interviews with the composer by Douglas Simon. Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Physical Description [x], 77p.

In response to Simon’s searching questions, Lucier expands on each composition, not only explaining its genesis and development but also revealing its importance to the vigorously experimental American tradition to which Alvin Lucier belongs.

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We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. I liked the piece before I read the notes but I find it makes even more interesting listening how that I have. But when it is not, which is not the exceptional case in American academic music, I find that I cannot discard it without envy.

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Alvin Lucier’s Career Celebrated through Installation, Performance

Without the theory, it’s fifteen minutes of attractive clicking sounds but with the theory the listener becomes consciously involved by providing and operating the apparatus for the perceptual half of the experiment, which can lead to deeper understanding and pleasure—it’s rather like having impressionist painting explained to you for the first time.

His works are scored for an astonishing range of instruments: Book English Show 0 more libraries Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: In order to set up llucier list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

Composers — United States — Interviews. The most notable of the three is arguably Motion Reversewhich can be viewed as a dubbier and more subdued continuation of Mood Chaser ‘s deranged techno experiments. Review of the Day Chamberz Finger, “Motion Reverse,” “Pleasurably Lost,” and “Amorosa Sensitiva” This has been an uncharacteristically prolific and creatively fertile year for Benjamin Finger, as he has released three very wonderful alvih in three very different directions.

And there we have, I fear, the crucible of my irritation: Contemplating the composition i. None of your libraries hold this item. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.