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Beth Sorensen
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EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC COMPOSER ALVIN LUCIER TO LECTURE AT REED

Alvin Lucier, a pioneer in experimental music, will give a talk, "Sounds in Resonant Spaces," at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, in the Reed College psychology auditorium. The event, sponsored by Reed's division of the arts, is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755.

Alvin Lucier has taught at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he is John Spencer Camp Professor of Music. Since the mid-sixties, Lucier has composed over 150 musical works using brain waves, sonar, room acoustics, and a great variety of resonant objects. Recently, he has made a series of works for acoustical instruments which, when closely tuned, create interference patterns which spin through space. Lucier has also recently completed Wave Painting Songs for soprano with pure wave oscillators, commissioned by the Wadsworth Athenaeum for the opening of an exhibition of the works of visual artist Lee Lozano, as well as a new work for voices and gamelan instruments, commissioned by Art Summit Indonesia II '98 for the opening concert of that festival last September in Jakarta. He is currently working on a piece for three orchestras to be performed in Prague in May.