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Alvin Lucier / Spatial Music Collective

AlvinLucier11Spatial Music Collective perform Alvin Lucier “I am sitting in a room”

Kevin Barry Room, National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2

6.30pm   FREE

One of the best known works by American composer Alvin Lucier, this performance of ‘I am Sitting in a Room’ is realised through the layering of successive recordings made in one place.

A performer is recorded speaking a text. This recording is played back in the same room and then re-recorded, and this process is repeated multiple times. Each recording is affected by the sonic characteristics of the performance space, and the particular resonant frequencies of the room become increasingly dominant as the process is repeated.  Eventually, the original text becomes entirely indecipherable and is replaced by the resonant frequencies and tones of the room itself.