# 13 사물 자체로 : 작곡가 앨빈 루시어 No Ideas but in Things: A Composer Alvin Lucier

# 13 사물 자체로 : 작곡가 앨빈 루시어 No Ideas but in Things: A Composer Alvin Lucier

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film by 비올라 루쉐 & 하우케 하데르 Viola Rusche & Hauke Harder

Germany / 2013 / Color / Sound / 97 min / HD

Description

“I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again until the resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves so that any semblance of my speech, with perhaps the exception of rhythm, is destroyed.”- I am Sitting in a Room (1969) by Alvin Lucier

"Don’t ask me what I mean, ask me what I’ve made" – inspired by this motto, this documentary accompanies the American composer Alvin Lucier (*1931) on concert travels to The Hague (Netherlands) and Zug (Switzerland). The authors invite Lucier to explain and comment on his œuvre – from his early live electronics performances (Music for Solo Performer, 1965, and Bird and Person Dyning, 1975) up to the premiere of his ensemble piece Panorama 2 in 2011. One of Lucier’s key works, I Am Sitting in a Room (1969), is introduced as a central structuring device in the film.

Visited at his home in Middletown, Connecticut, Lucier offers rare insights into the beginnings of his pioneering works, his time as a member of the Sonic Arts Union, his relations with John Cage and David Tudor, as well as his teaching practice at Wesleyan University. NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS – this line by the American poet William Carlos Williams is one of Lucier’s favorite quotes when he is asked about his artistic attitude. It also reflects the filmmakers’ intention to create a portrait of Lucier that is primarily based on his work.

Viola Rusche
Born 1960 in Kiel, North Germany, living and working in Berlin. Music studies in Munich, art studies in Munich and Düsseldorf. Since 1997 working as visual artist and freelance editor. 2008 "Amor Vati", a documentary about the poet Christian Saalberg.

Hauke Harder
Born 1963 in Heide (Holstein), Germany.
Studied physics and obtained doctorate at Kiel university where he researched in the field of molecular physics until 2000. Started composing in 1989 and took private lessons with Wolfgang von Schweinitz in 1991/92. Curated various concerts and exhibitions including the series 'Gesellschaft für akustische Lebenshilfe' which he co-founded and directed from 1989-99. Since 1995 assists Alvin Lucier in realizing installations and performances in Europe.

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