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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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Does the pleasure of listening depend on the theory or should the pleasure be sought in the theory itself? Quasimodo the Great Lover 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. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

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On yet another hand, “North American Time Capsule”a performance on the archaic Sylvania encrypting akvin encoder without the corresponding decoder, is unlistenable with or without the various deep and interesting levels of meaning provided by its associated theory. The Duke of York pp. Many of his compositions jolt conventional notions of the role of composer, performer, and listener, and the spaces in which they play and listen.

To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community cyambers serves. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Skip to content Skip to search. Music for Solo Performer pp.


New World These five Lucier pieces dating from to provide handy illustrations of my love-hate relationship with American academic music. Other Authors Simon Douglas. Composers — United States — Interviews. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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And there we have, I fear, the crucible of my irritation: The piece demonstrates the theory that humans perceive physical space through our sense of hearing.

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The Queen of the South and Tyndall Orchestrations pp. Is the theory on which music is based important?

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

Physical Description [x], 77p. His works are scored for an astonishing range of instruments: Such elitism is justifiable and I am thankful for it when the resulting art is good and valuable. It involves various recordings of sound spaces, such as a railway station, cafeteria or what-have-you, playing on portable devices, disguised in some kind of wrapping, that are placed within fhambers performance sound space—thus chambers i.

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. None of your libraries hold this item.


All are unique explorations of acoustic phenomena – echoes, brain waves, avin resonances – and radically transform the idea of music as metaphor into that of music as physical fact. I liked the piece before Chanbers read the notes but I find it makes even more interesting listening how that I have.

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

Contact Contact Us Help. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Music in a Long Thin Wire pp. Tags What are tags? 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 avlin 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.

Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait These 2 locations in All: Hartford Memory Space pp. 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?

Login to add to list. Chambers is a virtually complete collection of composer Alvin Lucier’s major works from tointerspersed with twelve interviews with the composer by Douglas Simon. The first illustration on this CD is “Vespers” which involves performers moving around a given acoustic space with directional pulse generators.

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