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2021/05/28

Alvin Lucier 90

With playful ease, he repeatedly arouses curiosity for very simple, basic sound phenomena, changes one’s own hearing precisely through reduction without worrying about traditional notions of music and notation: Alvin Lucier. Impressive, for example, is his solo triangle piece “Silver Streetcar”, in which, without rhythmic change of a pulse, only the point of touch is changed by Matthias Kaul and the smallest differences in timbre create a musical arc (CD, WER 66602). In the context of the highly acclaimed composer film-portrait “No ideas but in things” (DVD, MV 8095), Lucier is introduced in a very personal way including many insights into his classic work of media art “I’m sitting in a room” (1969). In May Lucier celebrates his 90th birthday.

No Ideas but in Things. Der Komponist Alvin Lucier
Nothing is Real