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Alvin Lucier // Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II LP

Alvin Lucier // Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II LP

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This is a record of the works of experimental musician Alvin Lucier, who passed away in 2011, in his later years.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"'Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II' is Black Truffle's record of the late works of Alvin Lucier, the legendary American experimental music composer who sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 90. As with the first volume of the series, the two works included here are for the Ever Present Orchestra, an ensemble founded in Zurich in 1 to exclusively perform Alvin Lucier's works. At the heart of the music Alvin Lucier writes for this ensemble is the electric guitar, an instrument he began exploring in 2. A lap steel guitar acts like the slow-sweeping pure-wave oscillator heard in much of Alvin Lucier's work since the early 2016s.This striking and elegant two-song composition... It would be an ideal introduction to Alvin Lucier's later music.

These two works are quite different in character, and harvest a surprisingly wide range of musical results from closely related compositional procedures and concerns.It exemplifies Alvin Lucier's abilities. In Arrigoni Bridge (2019), Lucier employs a technique familiar from his previous works such as Still Lives (1995), where sine waves trace the shapes of household objects. .Here, three electricLap steel guitar (played by Oren Ambarchi, Bernhard Rietbrock, and Jan Thoben) traces the shape of the Arrigoni Bridge, which connects Middletown and Portland, Connecticut.The bridge's two giant steel arcs take on slowly sweeping pitches, while the alto saxophone (João Jordi Oliver Arcos), violin (Rebecca Teece) and cello (Lucy Railton) sustain long tones. , which creates various audible pulsation patterns depending on the distance and proximity to the guitar.Arrigoni Bridge is a beautiful example of immersive compositional reduction, with its heavy tempo, warm midrange tones, and rich tonal variation of sustaining instruments.

Flips (2020), on the other hand, is more sober. 2 pieceselectric·Composed for lap steel guitar (Rietbock and Torben), double bass (Ross Wightman), glockenspiel (Trevor Saint), and two bowed acoustic instruments, this piece is a major second (two semitones). zoomed in on the range of the .The double bass and glockenspiel maintain long tones and produce beats of different speeds depending on their distance from the guitar tones.Because of this limited range, music often becomes dissonant and audible pulsation phenomena become apparent.Demonstrating Lucier's ability to find near-infinite complexity in seemingly simple material, Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II is a fitting homage to one of the leading figures in the experimental music tradition, and his It is also a testament to the continuing power of the work. "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Black Truffle releases available at Tobira. 

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12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Arrigoni Bridge 21:09
  2. Flips 16:03

Text excerpt by Black Truffle:

"Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II continues Black Truffle's documentation of the late work of legendary American experimental composer Alvin Lucier, who sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 90. Like the first volume of the series, the two works recorded here were written for The Ever Present Orchestra, an ensemble founded in Zürich in 2016 to perform Lucier's work exclusively. At the core of the music Lucier wrote for the ensemble is the electric guitar, an instrument he began to explore in 2013. Played with e- bows, in these works electric lap steel guitars take on roles akin to the slow sweep pure wave oscillators heard in many of Lucier's works since the early 1980s. This strikingly elegant pair of compositions would serve as an ideal introduction to Lucier's late music for a listener as yet unfamiliar with its graceful exploration of beating patterns and other acoustic phenomena."

Artist: Alvin Lucier

Label: Black Truffle

This is a record of the works of experimental musician Alvin Lucier, who passed away in 2011, in his later years.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"'Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II' is Black Truffle's record of the late works of Alvin Lucier, the legendary American experimental music composer who sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 90. As with the first volume of the series, the two works included here are for the Ever Present Orchestra, an ensemble founded in Zurich in 1 to exclusively perform Alvin Lucier's works. At the heart of the music Alvin Lucier writes for this ensemble is the electric guitar, an instrument he began exploring in 2. A lap steel guitar acts like the slow-sweeping pure-wave oscillator heard in much of Alvin Lucier's work since the early 2016s.This striking and elegant two-song composition... It would be an ideal introduction to Alvin Lucier's later music.

These two works are quite different in character, and harvest a surprisingly wide range of musical results from closely related compositional procedures and concerns.It exemplifies Alvin Lucier's abilities. In Arrigoni Bridge (2019), Lucier employs a technique familiar from his previous works such as Still Lives (1995), where sine waves trace the shapes of household objects. .Here, three electricLap steel guitar (played by Oren Ambarchi, Bernhard Rietbrock, and Jan Thoben) traces the shape of the Arrigoni Bridge, which connects Middletown and Portland, Connecticut.The bridge's two giant steel arcs take on slowly sweeping pitches, while the alto saxophone (João Jordi Oliver Arcos), violin (Rebecca Teece) and cello (Lucy Railton) sustain long tones. , which creates various audible pulsation patterns depending on the distance and proximity to the guitar.Arrigoni Bridge is a beautiful example of immersive compositional reduction, with its heavy tempo, warm midrange tones, and rich tonal variation of sustaining instruments.

Flips (2020), on the other hand, is more sober. 2 pieceselectric·Composed for lap steel guitar (Rietbock and Torben), double bass (Ross Wightman), glockenspiel (Trevor Saint), and two bowed acoustic instruments, this piece is a major second (two semitones). zoomed in on the range of the .The double bass and glockenspiel maintain long tones and produce beats of different speeds depending on their distance from the guitar tones.Because of this limited range, music often becomes dissonant and audible pulsation phenomena become apparent.Demonstrating Lucier's ability to find near-infinite complexity in seemingly simple material, Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II is a fitting homage to one of the leading figures in the experimental music tradition, and his It is also a testament to the continuing power of the work. "

Labels and other worksClick here for the guidelines. ///Click here to see more Black Truffle releases available at Tobira. 

----------------------------

12 "black vinyl. 

Tracklist:

  1. Arrigoni Bridge 21:09
  2. Flips 16:03

Text excerpt by Black Truffle:

"Works for the Ever Present Orchestra Vol. II continues Black Truffle's documentation of the late work of legendary American experimental composer Alvin Lucier, who sadly passed away in 2021 at the age of 90. Like the first volume of the series, the two works recorded here were written for The Ever Present Orchestra, an ensemble founded in Zürich in 2016 to perform Lucier's work exclusively. At the core of the music Lucier wrote for the ensemble is the electric guitar, an instrument he began to explore in 2013. Played with e- bows, in these works electric lap steel guitars take on roles akin to the slow sweep pure wave oscillators heard in many of Lucier's works since the early 1980s. This strikingly elegant pair of compositions would serve as an ideal introduction to Lucier's late music for a listener as yet unfamiliar with its graceful exploration of beating patterns and other acoustic phenomena."

Artist: Alvin Lucier

Label: Black Truffle