By Alvin Lucier
Composer and performer Alvin Lucier brings readability to the area of experimental song as he is taking the reader via greater than 100 groundbreaking musical works, together with these of Robert Ashley, John Cage, Charles Ives, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Christian Wolff, and los angeles Monte younger. Lucier explains intimately how every piece is made, unlocking secrets and techniques of the composers’ variety and method. The booklet as an entire charts the development of yankee experimental tune from the Fifties to the current, overlaying such issues as indeterminacy, electronics, and minimalism, in addition to radical techniques in song for the piano, string quartet, and opera. transparent, approachable and energetic, track 109 is Lucier’s imperative advisor to past due 20th-century composition. No past musical wisdom is needed, and all readers are welcome.