Issue Project Room: “I Am Sitting in a Room” - Alvin Lucier’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Event by Issue Project Room.
Beginning Thursday, May 13th, 8pm EST and continuing throughout all of Friday, May 14th, ISSUE presents a streamed program celebrating the occasion of revolutionary American composer Alvin Lucier’s 90th birthday. Spanning nearly 30 hours, the program features 90 artists staging their own performances of Lucier’s paradigmatic 1969 work I am sitting in a room, a piece taking on new connotations within the global conditions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A letter to the artist from his peers, friends, and artists inspired by work, ISSUE is proud to celebrate Alvin, his legacy, and ongoing influence in experimental music.
Beginning at 8pm on his birthday eve, and running throughout the full 24 hours of Alvin’s birthday, the marathon stream will commemorate this important milestone. Alvin specifically chose a select group of people who have meant a great deal to him over the years. The program will feature 90 artists.