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Alvin Lucier - Ricochet Lady

Black Truffle Records
January 2019

Composed by Alvin Lucier
Performed by Trevor Saint, percussion
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Matt Sargent

The recently composed Ricochet Lady (2016) is the only work for solo acoustic glockenspiel by the American experimental composer Alvin Lucier. Following in the manner of his pieces “I Am Sitting In A Room” and “Vespers”, “Ricochet Lady” embodies Lucier’s approach toward sound’s individual function and mobility within space. This CD defines this approach through four realizations recorded in four dissimilar spaces, ranging from the standard to extraordinary: a university rehearsal hall with walls of drywall and glass, a chapel made of oak and stone, an empty forge and foundry warehouse for steel railway wheels, and a 36-meter tall dilapidated cement grain elevator. - Black Truffle Records