Boomkat Product Review:
Including two pieces premiered for first time, ’Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman’ highlights contrasts and mutualities in the pioneering music of 20th century avant-garde titans Alvin Lucier & Morton Feldman through a compilation curated by Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis, who have previously worked on production for both artists. Lovers of quiet minimalism will be in their element with this suite, spanning nearly 50 years of recordings by two artist musicians whose influence has shaped generations after them, and continues to resonate throughout many forms of minimalist modern classical and the avant-garde.
““For Feldman, dynamics serve an acoustical function. When he mitigates a piano attack he reduces that spike of noise that’s at the onset of every piano sound leaving only the sinusoidal pure after-sound. It’s as if he invented electronic music with the piano.” Alvin Lucier from liner notes.
“Lucier manages to hear a layer of acoustical physics in Feldman’s music that perhaps no one else would hear. He’s hearing something in Feldman that is actually coming from his own musical world; in a way, hearing his own music in Feldman’s, and drawing inspiration from that.”