Alvin Lucier

Alvin Lucier - Music On A Long Thin Wire

Music for Solo Performer: Alvin Lucier Hommage at Saint-Merry

Alvin Lucier - "Music For Solo Performer" (1965)

Alvin Lucier is a composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. 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.