Standing Waves: Performing the music of Alvin Lucier
Performances of the works of Alvin Lucier by staff and students of the School of Music at Leeds University, with guest performers. This is a mixed installation/concert event, there will be a timetable of pieces released (nearer to the event), the free-duration pieces will be run for 45-60mins, while shorter pieces will be played more than once across the day. Chairs will be provided around the room should you wish to sit and listen, but the audience are also free to move and explore the space.
The focus of the event is on pieces involving resonance, from the sound of the room itself being layered up in an ever-increasing density of room-tone in "I am Sitting in a Room", to the audience participation of Chambers, where the acoustics of small found-objects are explored. The following list of pieces are currently being prepared, others may be added later.
Timetable of Performances on Saturday April 20th:
|Music for Pure Waves, Bass Drums and Acoustic Pendulums||12:00|
|Music on a Long Thin Wire||12:45|
|Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases (Seth woods - cello)||13:40|
|"I am sitting in a room"||14:10|
|Chambers (audience participation - bring small resonant objects)||15:00|
|Charles Curtis (Seth woods - cello)||15:20|
|Music on a Long Thin Wire||15:40|
|"I am sitting in a room"||16:50|
|Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases (Seth woods - cello)||17:40|
- Music on a Long Thin Wire (1977)
- Chambers (1968)
- "I am sitting in a room" (1970)
- Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases (1992)
- ↠ Seth Woods (cello) & vases provided by Shelley James (glass artist)
- Charles Curtis (2002)
- ↠ Seth Woods (cello)
- Music for Pure Waves, Bass Drums and Acoustic Pendulums (1980)
Bird and Person Dyning (1975) [unfortunately cancelled for technical reasons]
This site will be updated with sound/video/text as we prepare the pieces. For more information, please contact Scott Mc Laughlin.
Standing Waves is part of the Contemporary Music Weekend at University of Leeds International Concert Series, with concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.