San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Alvin Lucier: I am sitting in a room (1969)
Steve Reich: Pendulum Music (1968, rev. 1973)
Ambrose Seddon: Secure (2013) (world premiere)
Aisha Orazbayeva: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (2013) (world premiere)
Lucy Railton cello (Lucier)
The loudspeaker: an icon of modernity, the ultimate harbinger of the dislocation and re-embodiment of sound that swept through 20th century music. But with Alvin Lucier and Steve Reich’s experiments in the 1960s (Bruce Nauman and Michael Snow performing Reich's Pendulum Music at the 1969 Whitney Biennial above), the speaker also became a rich source of creativity for composers and artists. Here we celebrate the musical results.
There will be two runs: one at noon, one at 1pm.