Alvin Lucier’s Sounds in Space


sounds in space4 The unique musical visions of composers Alvin Lucier and Eliane Radigue
With Alvin Lucier, Manuel Zurria, Francesco Dillon, Carol Robinson, Kairos Quartet performing works by Alvin Lucier, John Cage and a world premiere by Eliane Radigue

“As a half-Irish American (great grandmother Reilly, grandmother Sullivan), I am honored to be able to present my music in the country of my forebears.” Alvin Lucier

Louth Contemporary Music Society celebrate the unique musical visions of the pioneering composers Alvin Lucier and Eliane Radigue in the Sounds in Space concert which will take place on Friday 20 June 2014 in Dundalk Gaol.

Alvin Lucier is a composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. Lucier has pioneered in many areas of music composition and performance, including the notation of performers’ physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live performance, the generation of visual imagery by sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes. His recent works include a series of sound installations and works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra in which, by means of close tunings with pure tones, sound waves are caused to spin through space.

Sounds in Space is funded by the Arts Council and financially supported by Create Louth and the Goethe-Institut Irland.