I Am Sitting In A Room


I Am Sitting In A Room
Duration:15:23   Year:1969
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I Am Sitting In A Room [1969, Alvin Lucier, 15:23]

I am sitting in a room is a sound art piece composed in 1969 and one of composer Alvin Lucier’s best known works. 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. Due to the room’s particular size and geometry, certain frequencies of the recording are emphasized while others are attenuated. Eventually the words become unintelligible, replaced by the characteristic resonant frequencies of the room itself. more info