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Alvin Lucier

Alvin Lucier (born May 14, 1931) is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. 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.

Alvin Lucier (born May 14, 1931) is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. 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.

Reflections / Reflexionen: Interviews, Scores, Writings 1965–1994 (Book)
528 pages. Bilingual (English/German) collection of Interviews, Scores and Writings by American composer Alvin Lucier during the years 1965–1994. Alvin Lucier (1931) is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore a…
Book | €32.00
Reflections / Reflexionen: Interviews, Scores, Writings 1965–1994 (Book)
528 pages. Bilingual (English/German) collection of Interviews, Scores and Writings by American composer Alvin Lucier during the years 1965–1994. Alvin Lucier (1931) is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore a…
Book | €32.00
Vespers (LP)
Alvin Lucier ranks among the most important, influential, and radical avant-garde composers of his generation. "Vespers" (1969) and "Chambers" (1968), the two works featured on this LP, witness Lucier rethinking the material and conceptual possibilit…
LP | €19.90
Works For The Ever Present Orchestra (2LP)
**Deluxe gatefold sleeve with cover artwork and liner notes from Alvin Lucier. Includes a download code featuring hi-res vesions of the LP material** Black Truffle’s documentation of the prolific recent work of legendary American composer Alvin Lucie…
2LP | €25.00
Works For The Ever Present Orchestra (2CD)
Black Truffle’s documentation of the prolific recent work of legendary American composer Alvin Lucier continues with Works for the Ever Present Orchestra. This is a very special release for the composer, as it presents pieces written for the thirteen…
CD x 2 | €18.00
String Noise (2CD)
Continuing Black Truffle’s series of releases documenting the recent work of legendary American experimental composer Alvin Lucier, String Noise presents three major works for violin solo and duo composed between 2004 and 2019. Lucier has developed h…
CD x 2 | €18.00
Orpheus Variations (CD)
Orpheus Variations is a new composition by Alvin Lucier for solo cello and seven wind instruments. It is based on a particular sonority from the first movement of Igor Stravinsky's ballet score, Orpheus; a sonority that has haunted Lucier for decades…
CD | €13.50
Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman (CD)
Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis present a collection of curated compositions from Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman. Two Lucier pieces, "August Moon" and "Trio For Clarinet, Cello & Tuba" are presented here for the first time. Liner notes are excerpted…
CD | €13.50
Ricochet Lady
The recently composed "Ricochet Lady" (2016) is the only work for solo acoustic glockenspiel by the American experimental composer Alvin Lucier. Following in the manner of his pieces "I Am Sitting In A Room" and "Vespers", "Ricochet Lady" embodies Lu…
CD | €14.00
So You ... (Hermes, Orpheus, Eurydice)
So You ... (Hermes, Orpheus, Eurydice) is a major new work by legendary experimental composer Alvin Lucier. It is an hour-long epic that tracks the familiar Orpheus myth from a less familiar perspective: that of Eurydice as imagined by poet H.D. (Hil…
CD | €14.00
Illuminated by the Moon (4LP + CD + Book) box
Black Truffle together with Bernhard Rietbrock and ZHDK present Illuminated By the Moon, a stunning box set celebrating Alvin Lucier's 85th birthday celebrations which took place in Zurich, 2013. Alvin Lucier is one of most important figures in more …
4LP + Cd+ Book box | €155.00
Criss-Cross / Hanover (Lp)
Black Truffle present the premier recordings of two recent works by legendary American experimental composer Alvin Lucier. Lucier has been crafting elegant explorations of the behavior of sound in physical space since the 1960s and is perhaps best kn…
LP | €21.00
Two Circles
Alvin Lucier’s (b.1931) work has been more often described in terms of science than of art and his scores often contain experimental procedures. Lucier perfectly represents the fusion of a scientist with an artist. His pieces arise from an inspect…
CD | €16.50
play Alvin Lucier Chambers
Rinus van Alebeek and Michal Libera set out for a dozen of excursions into Calabrian towns armed with Italo Calvino's 'Invisible Cities' as a guide book, to recite, talk, read, listen, drink coffee, perform, play, record, play back... or: blow, bow, …
CDx2 | €13.50
Broken Line
Alvin Lucier (b.1931) is the great American poet of acoustic phenomena. He has a keen sensitivity to the way objects vibrate, the way sound waves travel to our ears, and to the way our brain processes those vibrations. Trio Nexus is a Berlin based en…
CD | €16.50
Dark Matter (Lp)
'I don't do anything special with the instruments. I don't use extended techniques. I use the pure sound of the instruments, with alterations in tuning to make audible [acoustic] beating.' This statement introduces a new Alvin Lucier mindblowing LP r…
LP | €18.90
Memory Space (Lp)
The central concept behind Alvin Lucier's Memory Space is the representation of another time and place through the use of a new set of sounds. In his instructions, Lucier asks the performer/s to go to an environment and record by any means (notes on …
LP | €18.90
Still and Moving Lines
Pogus is absolutely delighted to offer this new release by Alvin Lucier, three of which are previously unrecorded. The overwhelming feeling that comes from Still and Moving Lines, a new Pogus disc featuring four compositions by Alvin Lucier performed…
CD | €12.90
Orchestral works
Diamonds for 1, 2, or 3 orchestras' [for three orchestras] (1999), 'Slices' [for cello and orchestra] (2007), 'Exploration of the house' (2005). Janá ek Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Arming, Petr Kotik, and Zsolt Nagy, conductors; Charles Curtis,…
CD | €14.50
Reflections : Interview, Scores, Writings (1965 1994)
Interviews, scores, writings 1965-1994. Second Revised Edition. English / German Edition. 2005. Contents Prefaces • Poet of electronic music (Pauline Oliveros) • The eloquent voice of nature (James Tenney) • Editors’ note Interviews • Interview w…
BOOK | €30.00
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