Lucier composed this piece in 1989 (I am sitting in a room) when he was at Brandeis Considered one of the finest achievements in minimal tape music genre. Lucier was born in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was educated in Nashua public and parochial schools. The piece features Lucier recording himself narrating a text, and then playing the tape recording back into the room, re-recording it. The new recording is then played back and re-recorded, and this process is repeated. Since all rooms have characteristic resonance or formant frequencies (e.g. different between a large hall and a small room), the effect is that certain frequencies are emphasized as they resonate in the room, until eventually the words become unintelligible, replaced by the pure resonant harmonies and tones of the room itself.
The definitive Black Power aural document. Over a five year period in Oakland, CA - archivist Pat Thomas befriended key leaders of the seminal Black Power Movement, dug through Huey Newton's archives at Stanford University, spent countless hours and thousands of dollars on eBay, and talked to rank and file Black Panther Party members, uncovering dozens of obscure albums, singles, and stray tapes.
group composed of members of the bassoon section of OSESP (São Paulo Symphony Orchestra): Alexandre Silvério, Francisco Formiga, José Arion Linarez, and Romeu Rabelo, and Mariana Bergsten, which is a member of the OSUSP (University of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra).