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Alvin Lucier

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On-Demand Audio: Olga Bell is Sitting in a Room

Friday, January 09, 2015

Hear vocalist Olga Bell perform Alvin Lucier's seminal "I Am Sitting in a Room" live at MoMA PS1 as part of the day-long "Sound/Source" festival of electronic music.

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New Sounds

From Speech to Song

Thursday, October 16, 2014

For this New Sounds, listen to works that begin with speech, but incorporate sampling, delays, and other electronic manipulations, like Scott Johnson's "John Somebody" and others.

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New Sounds

Site-Specific Music

Friday, April 25, 2014

Listen to works inspired by and made for specific locations, including flutist Paul Horn's historic recording in the Taj Mahal, and Robert Fripp's soundscapes for the World Financial Center. Plus, Alvin Lucier's "I Am Sitting In A Room," which actually uses a room's natural resonance to produce the music over time as the initial utterance decays, and a recent recording by Paul Winter's from the alpine valley of Crestone, Colorado.

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New Sounds

It Was a Voice

Saturday, April 05, 2014

For this New Sounds, we'll experience the various manipulations of the voice.  From Alvin Lucier's wonder, "I am Sitting in a Room," to the Frances-Marie Uitti & Paul Griffiths collaboration "There is Still Time," we'll listen to composers who start with a voice or text and end up producing something radically different from the original.

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New Sounds

Unusual Uuses of the Voice

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Listen to other ways of making music with the human voice on this New Sounds.  Hear music that occupies the space between speech and song by the late American composer Robert Ashley (he passed away this past Monday), responsible for the development of video- or television-operas. Revisit his work, “The Backyard,” featuring keyboard, tabla, and the composer’s voice, which is perhaps a comic opera about reincarnation (touching on bank robbery, cocktail lounges, geriatric love, adolescent elopement) and includes camera directions, because after-all, it is a “television-opera.”

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Flutist Claire Chase Has Breath and Breadth in 'Density'

Monday, October 14, 2013

On her newest album, "Density," Claire Chase, flutist and director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, presents selections by Reich, Lucier, Balter, Varèse and more. Stream the album all this week. 

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New Sounds

It Was a Voice

Friday, March 01, 2013

For this New Sounds, we'll experience the various manipulations of the voice.  From Alvin Lucier's wonder, "I am Sitting in a Room," to the Frances-Marie Uitti & Paul Griffiths collaboration "There is Still Time," we'll listen to composers who start with a voice or text and end up producing something radically different from the original.

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New Sounds

It Was a Voice

Monday, November 21, 2011

For this New Sounds, we'll experience the various manipulations of the voice.  From Alvin Lucier's wonder, "I am Sitting in a Room," to the Frances-Marie Uitti & Paul Griffiths collaboration "There is Still Time," we'll listen to composers who start with a voice or text and end up producing something radically different from the original. 

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Studio 360

I Am Sitting in a Video Room

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

In 1969, experimental composer Alvin Lucier designed a simple project with a not-so-simple intention.   He sat in a room and made a short recording of his voice, which he then played back into the same room and re-recorded.  Lucier then re-recorded the re-recording, and repeated this process over ...

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