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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Chambers by Alvin Lucier. Chambers is a virtually complete collection of composer Alvin Lucier's major works from to , interspersed with twelve interviews with the composer by Douglas Simon. 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.
In response to Simon's searching quest Chambers is a virtually complete collection of composer Alvin Lucier's major works from to , interspersed with twelve interviews with the composer by Douglas Simon.
In response to Simon's searching questions, Lucier expands on each composition, not only explaining its genesis and development but also revealing its importance to the vigorously experimental American tradition to which Alvin Lucier belongs. Many of his compositions jolt conventional notions of the role of composer, performer, and listener, and the spaces in which they play and listen.
His works are scored for an astonishing range of instruments: seashells, subway stations, toy crickets, sonar guns, violins, synthesizers, bird calls, and Bunsen burners.
All are unique explorations of acoustic phenomena - echoes, brain waves, room resonances - and radically transform the idea of music as metaphor into that of music as physical fact. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Chambers , please sign up.
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Alvin Lucier born May 14, is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. 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. Lucier was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. In , Lucier left for Rome on a Fulbright Fellowship , where he befriended American expatriate composer Frederic Rzewski and witnessed performances by John Cage , Merce Cunningham , and David Tudor that provided compelling alternatives to his classical training. He returned from Rome in to take up a position at Brandeis as director of the University Chamber Chorus, which presented classical vocal works alongside modern compositions and new commissions.
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