Lucier, Alvin


Origins of a Form: Acoustical Exploration, Science and Incessancy

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 8. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 5-11.


Language(s): English


Multimedia Live Electronics Mixed Work Sound Installation


This article focuses primarily on live electronic music. The author describes the role of composers John Cage and David Tudor in the spread of this particular genre. He offers his views on exploring electronic music both compositionally and performatively, discussing the sources of ideas for several works.