Alvin Lucier

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Alvin Lucier (born May 14, 1931) is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. A long-time music professor at Wesleyan University, Lucier was a member of the influential Sonic Arts Union, which included Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and Gordon Mumma. Much of his work is influenced by science and explores the physical properties of sound itself: resonance of spaces, phase interference between closely tuned pitches, and the transmission of sound through physical media.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1968 Extended Voices Brandeis University Chamber Chorus, Alvin Lucier 1 3
1981 I Am Sitting in a Room Alvin Lucier 2
1990 Crossings Alvin Lucier 1
1992 Music on a Long Thin Wire Alvin Lucier 1
1994 Clocker Alvin Lucier 1
1997 Panorama Alvin Lucier 1
2001 Still Lives Alvin Lucier 1
2002 Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas Alvin Lucier 1
2002 Vespers and Other Early Works Alvin Lucier 1
2003 Navigations for Strings; Small Waves Alvin Lucier; Arditti Quartet, Hildegard Kleeb, Roland Dahinden 1
2003 Nothing Is Real... Alvin Lucier; Matthias Kaul 1
2005 Wind Shadows Alvin Lucier; The Barton Workshop 1
2009 Sferics / Music for Solo Performer Alvin Lucier 1
2010 Still And Moving Lines Of Silence In Families Of Hyperbolas Alvin Lucier & Nick Hennies 1

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