Alvin Lucier
Cello and Pure Waves

Charles Curtis (2002)
for solo cello with slow sweep, pure wave oscillators
13 minutes

Music for Cello with One or More Amplified Vases (1993)
New York Premiere
25 minutes

Still and Moving Lines of Silence in Families of Hyperbolas (1973-74)
(original version)
standing waves, unattended percussion
25 minutes

Three significant works by one of the defining figures in American experimentalism, spanning the enormous range of his output. The physics of sound in space are explored with arresting vividness. Acoustical beating patterns spin palpably in the listening space, redefining the physical environment. The concert can be regarded as a performed articulation of miniature sound environments in sequence. Curtis' double CD of Lucier's work is recently released on Sigma Editions/Antiopic Records.

December 7 / Wednesday at 9
Diapason - Gallery for Sound
1026 Sixth Avenue, #2-S
$11 / $7