Alvin Lucier: I Am Sitting In A Room

1969 work in which Lucier’s voice is continually played back and re-recorded. Gradually as distortion increases the words are lost and subsumed within pure resonant harmonies.

He says “I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a physical fact, but more as a way to smooth out any irregularities my speech might have.”

Through repetition, the particular becomes homogenised, giving way to the general.

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