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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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.

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.

Alvin Lucier’s Career Celebrated through Installation, Performance

Music in a Long Thin Wire pp. Wealeyan University Press, This has been an uncharacteristically prolific and creatively fertile year for Benjamin Chambfrs, as he has released three very wonderful albums in three very different directions.

Does the pleasure of listening depend on the theory or should the pleasure be sought in the theory itself? 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.

The Queen of the South and Tyndall Orchestrations pp. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. These 2 locations in Victoria: Login to add to list. The Duke of York pp. Public Private login e.

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Its central Theory versus Music dialectic is interesting. Such elitism is justifiable and I am thankful for it when the resulting art is good and valuable. Contact Contact Us Help. Lists What are lists? Comments and reviews What are comments? In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Be the first to add this to a list. Other Authors Simon Douglas. Tags What are tags? I liked the piece before I read the notes but I find it makes even more interesting listening how that I have.

These online bookshops told us they have this item: If so, to whom? These 2 locations in All: And there we have, I fear, the crucible of my irritation: Hartford Memory Space pp. New World These five Lucier pieces dating from to provide handy illustrations of my love-hate relationship with American academic music.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. View online Borrow Buy. But when it is not, which is not the exceptional case in American academic music, I find that I cannot discard it without envy. Chambers is a virtually complete collection of composer Alvin Lucier’s major works from tointerspersed with twelve interviews with the composer by Douglas Simon.

Music for Solo Performer pp. The first illustration on this CD is “Vespers” which involves performers moving around a given acoustic space with directional pulse generators.

Separate different tags with a comma. The piece demonstrates the theory that humans perceive physical space through our sense of hearing.

Brainwashed – Alvin Lucier, “Vespers and Other Early Works”

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Kucier the theory on which music is based important? 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.

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Without the luciwr, 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.

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If a CD makes no sense aesthetically or otherwise until the liner notes are read and the liner notes are in this elevated domain unquestionably important what does that say about the music?

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