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Alvin Lucier

A 5 track 20th/21st century album (57m 29s) — released September 16th 2022 on Karlrecords

By zkr director REINHOLD FRIEDL's personal request now available on vinyl for the
first time: zeitkratzer's critically acclaimed interpretations of compositions by ALVIN
LUCIER.


ALVIN LUCIER (1931 – 2021) was one of the most influential American minimalists. Some
call him "sound physician" as his compositions are often based on acoustic research
settings. His pieces tend to turn inside-out the properties of space and instruments: poems
based on acoustic settings!
zeitkratzer worked with the composer in Dijon, France in 2008, and presented his music in
various places. These recordings have been realized at Philharmonie Luxembourg that
turned out to be the ideal space for this music.
On this album you can hear how LUCIER enables zeitkratzer to create sounds a lot of people
have never heard before. Ringing overtones, a singing piano, a thrilling concert triangle,
pencils on little objects, and how irritating a violoncello, a viola and a piano can sound
together creating shifting sonic interferences. Sound phenomenology, evoking a sensual
listening experience.

The richness of Lucier’s music has rarely been so eloquently expressed! - The Wire

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