February 15, 2014
Either/Or Concert of music of Alvin Lucier: Chamber music for instruments and sine waves. Anthony Burr, clarinet, guitar, electronics; Jennifer Choi, violin; Wendy Law, cello; David Shively, guitar, electronics.
Alvin 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.
Since 2004, Either/Or has been at the forefront of New York’s contemporary music scene, programming new and recent works for unconventional ensembles or soloists that are rarely heard elsewhere. Equally informed in American experimentalism and in the European avant-garde, Either/ Or collaborates with emerging and established artists from a broad aesthetic spectrum. Performances throughout the Northeast, including Philadelphia Museum of Art, ICA Boston, Miller Theatre, The Kitchen, and venues across NYC. Recordings for Starkland and New World Records. Visit: www.eitherormusic.org.