Birthplace: Nashua, NH
Race or Ethnicity: White
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: I Am Sitting In A Room
Composer and creator of sound installations. Lucier is best known for the work "I am sitting in a room" (1970), in which a statement describing the work is recorded and played back into the room, the reverberant sound of which is re-recorded and played back again, over and over until only the resonant frequencies of the room remain, the voice obliterated in a haze of shimmering tones. "Music for Solo Performer" (1965) makes use of amplified brainwaves, the first ever to do so. "Music on a Long Thin Wire" (1988) records the sound of magnets being passed along a taut 50-foot piano string.
High School: Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, RI
University: Yale University
University: Brandeis University
Professor: Music, Brandeis University (1969-69)
Professor: Music, Wesleyan University (1970-)
Risk Factors: Stuttering
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