NSU: Concert to honor composer Alvin Lucier

Magale Recital Hall
143 Central Ave
Natchitoches, LA 71457
PHONE: (318) 357-5802

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts will present a tribute to composer Alvin Lucier on Monday, September 12 in Magale Recital Hall. The program begins with a lecture at 5 p.m. followed by a recital at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. A livestream will be available at capa.nsula.edu/livestream

The program includes “Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra” featuring Oliver Molina on triangle, “Twonings” with Paul Christopher on cello and Chialing Hsieh on piano and “I Am Sitting in a Room” with Scott Burrell providing the voice and technical production by Collier Hyams.

            Lucier, who died last year, was an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. A long-time music professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, Lucier was a member of the influential Sonic Arts Union. Much of his work is influenced by science and explores the physical properties of sound itself: resonance of spaces, phase interference between closely tuned pitches and the transmission of sound through physical media.

            For more information on the concert, contact Christopher at (318) 357-5802.