AlvinLucier  
 
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Alvin Lucier was born in 1931 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was educated in Nashua public and parochial schools, the Portsmouth Abbey School, Yale, and Brandeis and spent two years in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship. From 1962 to 1970 he taught at Brandeis, where he conducted the Brandeis University Chamber Chorus which devoted much of its time to the performance of new music. Since 1970 he has taught at Wesleyan University where he is John Spencer Camp Professor of Music. Lucier has pioneered in many areas of music composition and performance, including the notation of performers' physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live performance, the generation of visual imagery by sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes. His recent works include a series of sound installations and works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra in which, by means of close tunings with pure tones, sound waves are caused to spin through space. Lucier performs, lectures and exhibits his sound installations extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has visited Japan twice: in 1988 he performed at the Abiko Festival, Tokyo, and installed MUSIC ON A LONG THIN WIRE in Kyoto; in 1992 he toured with pianist Aki Takahashi, performing in Kawasaki, Yamaguchi and Yokohama. In 1990-91 he was a guest of the DAAD Kunstler Program in Berlin. In January 1992, he performed in Delhi, Madras, and Bombay, and during the summer of that year was guest composer at the Time of Music Festival in Vitaasari, Finland. He regularly contributes articles to books and periodicals. His own book, Chambers, written in collaboration with Douglas Simon, was published by the Wesleyan University Press. In addition, several of his works are available on Cramps (Italy), Disques Montaigne, Source, Mainstream, CBS Odyssey, Nonesuch, and Lovely Music Records. In October, 1994, Wesleyan University honored Alvin Lucier with a five-day festival, ALVIN LUCIER: COLLABORATIONS, for which he composed twelve new works, including THEME, based on a poem by John Ashbery and SKIN, MEAT, BONE, a collaborative theater work with Robert Wilson. In April, 1997, Lucier presented a concert of his works on the MAKING MUSIC SERIES at Carnegie Hall and in October of the same year his most recent sound installation, EMPTY VESSELS, was exhibited at the Donaueschingen Music Festival in Germany. Recently, DIAMONDS for three orchestras was performed under the direction of Petr Kotik at the Prague Spring Festival, 1999. In March 1995, REFLECTIONS/REFLEXIONEN, a bi-lingual edition of Lucier's scores, interviews and writings was published by MusikTexte, Koln. Copyright (C) Wesleyan University Accessed 24.04.2007 from http://www.sara.uea.ac.uk/
22 Selected Statements
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Chambers Book The Deep Listening Catalog 1965 USA Edit
Music for Solo Performer Sound work for Performance The Deep Listening Catalog 1965 USA Edit
I am Sitting in a Room Soundwork - 1970 USA Edit
Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas, Part 2 Event Score The Deep Listening Catalog 1972 USA Edit
Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas I Installation - 1972 USA Edit
Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas III Installation - 1972 USA Edit
Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas IV Performance Piece - 1972 USA Edit
Music on a Long Thin Wire Installation Wesleyan University Retrospective 1979 USA Edit
Wire I Composition recording/CD: Alvin Lucier Music on a Long Thin Wire (Lovely Music, Ltd, 1992) 1979 USA Edit
Wire II Composition recording/CD: Alvin Lucier Music on a Long Thin Wire (Lovely Music, Ltd, 1992) 1979 USA Edit
Wire III Composition recording/CD: Alvin Lucier Music on a Long Thin Wire (Lovely Music, Ltd, 1992) 1979 USA Edit
Wire IV Composition recording/CD: Alvin Lucier Music on a Long Thin Wire (Lovely Music, Ltd, 1992) 1979 USA Edit
Piano with a Half-Closed Lid Sound Installation 1979 USA Edit
Seesaw Installation Whitney Museum of American Art, 1984 USA Edit
Sound On Paper Installation Islip Art Museum 1985 USA Edit
Spinner Installation Islip Art Museum 1985 USA Edit
Chambers Installation Wesleyan University Retrospective 1988 USA Edit
Music for Pure Waves, Bass Drums, and Acousti Installation Wesleyan University Retrospective 1988 USA Edit
locales Installation sonambiente Festival, akademie der künste, Berlin, 9. august bis 8. september 1996 1996 Germany Edit
Twins Installation Parochial, Singuhr - Horgalerie in Parochial, Berlin 1999 Germany Edit
Empty Vessels Installation Parochial, Singuhr - Horgalerie in Parochial, Berlin 1999 Germany Edit
Alvin Lucier - A Sounds Waves Artist Interview / Documentary Atelier Post-Billig 2001 France Edit