Friday, November 11, 2011

Alvin Lucier: A Celebration

An epic weekend celebrating my father Alvin Lucier's music and his 80th birthday at Wesleyan University.
Captions, from top to bottom:
1. Alvin Lucier meets with Charles Curtis, the cellist, in the green room of Crowell Hall at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT on November 5, 2011 during a festival celebrating the composer's music, Alvin Lucier: A Celebration.
2. Students in a flash mob carrying "Chambers" process to the Ezra and Cecile Zilka Gallery.
3. Alvin Lucier listens to items carried by students in a flash mob of his piece "Chambers."
4. Hauke Harder holds a reflector during filming outside of the Ezra and Cecile Zilka Gallery. Hauke co-directed the documentary film about Lucier , "No ideas But in Things," with Viola Rusche.
5. Alvin Lucier attempts tells a joke about Groucho Marx and sea bass to friend Susan Foster at his home in Middletown, CT.
6. Alvin Lucier congratulates the orchestra after a performance of "Exploration of the House" at Crowell Hall.
7. From left the original members of the Sonic Arts Union are David Behrman, Gordon Mumma, Alvin Lucier and Robert Ashley.
8. Alvin Lucier greets students after a performance.
9. Alvin Lucier speaks with composer and assistant professor Paula Matthusen after the final concert of a festival celebrating Lucier's music at Wesleyan University Middletown, CT on November 6, 2011. "Enough of my music," said Lucier. "Now it is time for your music."
10. Alvin Lucier walks towards his home after the final concert of his festival.


Greg said...

I love him in the beanie. My cheeks hurt from grinning.

andrei said...

Love the last one!