“A patron listens to the sound of Arctic and New York Bight whales inside a Conch Shell from Bali, submitted by Ann Warde MA ’85 as part of the installation “Chambers: In Honor of Alvin Lucier, sound in large and small resonant environments” (1968). This new version of “Chambers” is a compilation of individual works, each submitted as a tribute to Lucier by his former students. Lucier himself contributed a thimble with audio of the Cologne Hauptbahnhof, a well-known component of his earlier “Chambers.” Ron Kuivila, professor of music, and a former student of Lucier, organized this installation.” More
The recordings used in the Chambers installation were made by the Bioacoustics Research Program at Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology.
- D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, James Tenney
- Amplified Silence . . . gathering itself together . . .
- Beautiful Sounds . . .
- The Spaces of Animal Voices
- “My God! What has sound got to do with music?”
- Humpback Whales: Composers of the Sea
- Erasing the Glitch
- Listeners Are Observers and Musicians
- Animal Transcriptions: Listening to the Lab of Ornithology