This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.Learn more

Soundohm

Long weekend sale: 15% Off our entire stock for members, and 10% Off for everybody.
Discount is calculated at checkout. Offer ends Monday at Midnight.
play

Alvin Lucier

Orchestral Works

Label: New World Records

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

In stock

€14.50
+
-

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, cello solo, with members of the San Diego Symphony. For nearly fifty years the work of Alvin Lucier (b. 1931) has marked off a space unlike any other in American music. By now a hero to three generations of experimentalists, Lucier continues to make work at a brisk pace, finding new, surprising and radical approaches to the same artistic concerns. His subject is the human as listener, and his music can be understood as a detailed, exhaustive investigation into the complexities of the act of listening. The results are often uncanny, but the approach is through the familiar and the ordinary; and the production is invariably of rare composerly discipline and exactness of execution. The three works presented on this album set forth three perspectives on the orchestra, monument of the European concert tradition. In each work we hear unmistakable echoes of the familiar iconography of the orchestra, associations with the past that are the bearers of complex meanings. Yet in a kind of tandem reality, sound itself pushes forward, bringing us back to the present, to our immediate presence as listeners, and to meanings independent of association. The world construed as what is known, as a set of received notions, is gently put in question; another world, the one we live in moment to moment, is briefly illuminated.

Details
Cat. number: NW 80755
Year: 2013

More by Alvin Lucier

More from New World Records

Spectral Malsconcities
CD | €15.50
September Canons
CD | €15.50
Unjust Malaise (3Cd box)
CDx3 | €36.00
Harmonium
CD | €13.50
Space Guitars
CD | €15.50
Solo Works : The '70s
3CD Box | €36.00
The Art Of David Tudor 1963-1992
7CD Box | €79.90
Postal Pieces
CDx2 | €23.50
Maritime Rites
2CD | €26.00
The Arrow Of Time
CD | €15.50
Some Center
CD | €15.50
Seven Deserts
CD | €15.50
Ending(s)
CD | €14.00
Loudspeakers (2 CD)
CDx2 | €26.00
Palm Sunday
CD | €15.00
Folding Music
CD | €14.00
Ipsa Dixit (2CD)
CD | €26.00