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A Guide to Alvin Lucier 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Alvin Lucier, who died December 1st, 2021, at the age of 90, was a giant of experimental music. His insights into sound—how it’s produced, controlled, and experienced, and what that all might mean—were not just conceptually and intellectually profound, but beautiful and magical to experience. As a thinker who demonstrated his ideas, he was more like Albert Einstein than any of his musical peers, able to see ubiquitous experiences from perspectives so new and so different that they challenged existing language while striking the intuition as something exactly right and absolutely perfect.