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Below The Radar 30

Track 1

Chamber Music artwork

"August Moon" (excerpt)

From Anthony Burr & Charles Curtis: Chamber Music: Alvin Lucier & Morton

Anthony Burr and Charles Curtis present this collection of curated compositions from Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman. Two Lucier pieces, August Moon and Trio For Clarinet, Cello & Tuba are presented here for the first time. Sleevenotes are excerpted from a lecture on Morton Feldman given by Alvin Lucier. “For Feldman, dynamics serve an acoustical function. When he mitigates a piano attack he reduces that spike of noise thatʼs at the onset of every piano sound leaving only the sinusoidal pure after-sound. Itʼs as if he invented electronic music with the piano.”