By Andrea Miller-Keller, Alvin Lucier, Michael Roth, Nicolas Collins, Ronald Kuivila
This small, notable publication commemorates the profession of experimental tune composer Alvin Lucier, and lines an interview with Lucier and curator Andrea Miller-Keller, essays by way of Nicolas Collins, Ronald Kuivila, Michael Roth and Pamela Tatge, and info of a symposium, convey and designated performances of Lucier’s paintings held at Wesleyan college, November 4-6, 2011. Lucier has pioneered in lots of parts of track composition and function, together with the notation of performers' actual gestures, using mind waves in concert, the iteration of visible imagery through sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical reasons. From 1970 to 2011 he taught at Wesleyan collage the place he was once John Spencer Camp Professor of track. Lucier plays, lectures and shows his sound installations widely within the usa, Europe and Asia.
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Our appreciation also to Wesleyan’s President Michael Roth, Ron Kuivila and Nic Collins for their important contributions to this catalog, and to Provost Rob Rosenthal and former Dean of the Arts and Humanities Krishna Winston, for their special support. Our gratitude to the designer of this catalog Catherine Waters, whose gift is seen on every page. Most of all, we thank Alvin for the considerable time, energy and patience he has graciously offered, along with his wife Wendy Stokes, in providing us with the research materials and guidance we needed along the way.
Founder/Director, AFI: “Dr. ” of John Cage’s Rozart Mix* (1965); Notes in the Margins, program book, hand-written by Alvin Lucier, for the re-creation of the 1965 concert at Brandeis University for the “John Cage at Wesleyan Symposium” (1988); Fellowship (1994), is a composer, saxophonist, clarinettist, flautist, pianist and philosopher. He is professor of music at Wesleyan University, director of the Tri-Centric Foundation and has released well over a hundred albums. and scholar, is professor of music and Donald R.
M. Ensemble, the contemporary art (the proto-type for over 60 Downtown Ensemble and Roscoe Mitchell’s programs nation-wide). She has organized New Chamber Ensemble. Solo recordings over 150 exhibitions, including the first include Beth Anderson’s Piano Concerto, retrospective of Sol LeWitt wall drawings, was Cage’s Music of Changes, Lucier’s Still Lives a co-curator of the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and and Cowell’s Nine Ings. continues to lecture, curate and write. and has been assisting Lucier on installation Ronald Kuivila (’77), university professor and Gordon Mumma, composer, and co-founder projects since 1995.
Alvin Lucier: A Celebration by Andrea Miller-Keller, Alvin Lucier, Michael Roth, Nicolas Collins, Ronald Kuivila