Alvin Lucier ‎– 40 Rooms

iEar Studios ‎– none
CD, CD-ROM, Limited Edition, Macintosh


1 40 Rooms



"A Lexicon Acoustic Reverberance Enhancement System is programmed to simulate forty rooms of various sizes. During the course of a performance, players inhabit this electronic architecture, articulating the reverberation time and resonant characteristics of each room."
-- Alvin Lucier

This limited edition CDROM documents Lucier's residency at the Integrated Electronic Arts Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (iEAR Studios) in the Spring of 1996. It also provides a rich, multimedia archive of Lucier's previous works, including rare photos, sound & video clips, in depth interviews, and links to other resources via the World Wide Web.

Made possible with funding provided by:
The New York State Council for the Arts - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
The Marcia and Christopher Jaffe Program in Art, Music and Architecture

Macintosh CDROM - PowerPC required, 16 Bit Color, AM, MacOS 8.0+ Recommended
Must have Quicktime 2.5 installed

This program is divided into two sides:
The white side = a hi-lighted history of Alvin Lucier's career, discography, interview
The black side = detailed account of the piece 40 rooms
You can switch between sides only by returning to the cubes area
Phrases underlined in red are web links (network connection & browser required)

Made with Macromedia®

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code: HAVE DUPLICATION 806052 0824-52962-2A+