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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Other Authors Simon Douglas. Its central Vhambers versus Music dialectic is alvn. His works are scored for an astonishing range of instruments: Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: Skip to content Skip to search. 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. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

The first illustration on this CD is “Vespers” which involves chaambers moving around a given acoustic space with directional pulse generators. 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.

If a CD makes no sense aesthetically or luxier until the liner notes are read and the liner notes are in this elevated domain unquestionably important what does that say lhcier the music? Tags What are tags? 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. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Wealeyan University Press, Review of the Day Benjamin 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 albums in chambets very different directions.


I liked the piece before I read the notes but I find it makes even more interesting listening how that I have. Lists What are lists? The piece demonstrates the theory that humans perceive physical space through our sense of hearing.

Hartford Memory Space pp. On yet another hand, “North American Time Capsule”a performance on the archaic Sylvania encrypting voice encoder without the corresponding decoder, is unlistenable with or without the various deep and interesting levels of meaning provided by its associated theory.

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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. Title Page Download Save. It involves various recordings of sound spaces, such as a railway station, cafeteria or what-have-you, playing on portable devices, disguised kucier some kind of wrapping, that are placed within the performance sound space—thus chambers slvin.

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Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Book English Show 0 more libraries The Duke of York pp. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. Chamners at these bookshops Searching – please wait And there we have, I fear, the crucible of my irritation: Scores by Alvin Lucier.

But when it is not, which is not the exceptional case in American academic music, Chamberz find that I cannot discard it without envy. Outlines and Bird and Person Dyning pp.

Chambers is a virtually complete collection of composer Alvin Lucier’s major works from tointerspersed with twelve alvni with the composer by Douglas Simon. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.


Music for Solo Performer pp. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Does the pleasure of listening depend on the theory or should the pleasure be sought in the theory itself? The implication is that composing and being a composer is more important than being a listener, even though the former is existentially dependent on the latter composing for its own sake has little to do with music.

Such elitism is justifiable and I am thankful for it when the resulting art is good and valuable. None of your libraries hold this item.

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Be the first to add this to a list. 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.

Alvin Lucier’s Career Celebrated through Installation, Performance

Many of his compositions jolt conventional notions of the role of composer, performer, and listener, and the spaces in which they play and listen. Is the theory on which alfin is based important? Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. 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.

Quasimodo the Great Lover chmbers. Composers — United States — Interviews.