Preceded by a talk by Kenneth Goldsmith at 7pm
Alvin Lucier presents electro-acoustic works spanning his career. Lucier’s work poetically examines the acoustics of space, psychoacoustics, resonance and other phenomena of sound. Recently retired as Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, Lucier has a long history of compositions for electronics, voice, instruments, brain waves, echo-location devices, and more. His groundbreaking piece “I am sitting in a room” is regularly hailed as a landmark in 20th century experimental composition, using only a recording of the composer’s own voice, the resonance of a room, and a simple repeated process to transform voice into shimmering tones.
Alvin Lucier, electronics; Charles Curtis, cello and Anthony Burr, clarinet
Admission: $20 (General), $17.50 (Students/Seniors), $15 (IHP members)
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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