September 12 concert at NSU to honor composer Alvin Lucier

Faculty from NSU’s School of Creative and Performing Arts who will be performing in a tribute to composer Alvin Lucier on Monday September 12 are, front left to right, Collier Hyams and Oliver Molina and, back left to right, Scott Burrell, Chialing Hsieh and Paul Christopher.

Northwestern State University’s Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts will present a tribute to composer Alvin Lucier on Monday, September 12 in Magale Recital Hall. The program begins with a lecture at 5 p.m. followed by a recital at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. A livestream will be available at

The program includes “Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra” featuring Oliver Molina on triangle, “Twonings” with Paul Christopher on cello and Chialing Hsieh on piano and “I Am Sitting in a Room” with Scott Burrell providing the voice and technical production by Collier Hyams.

Lucier, who died last year, was an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore acoustic phenomena and auditory perception. A long-time music professor at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, Lucier was a member of the influential Sonic Arts Union. Much of his work is influenced by science and explores the physical properties of sound itself: resonance of spaces, phase interference between closely tuned pitches and the transmission of sound through physical media.

For more information on the concert, contact Christopher at (318) 357-5802.