I am sitting, you are watching

I once attended a performance at West Chester University of Alvin Lucier’s classic “I am Sitting in a Room”. A performer read the text that is the basis of the piece, and that reading was recorded. The recording was played back, with the playback repeatedly re-recorded, each re-recording losing some fidelity to the original, but gaining the acoustic characteristics of the room in which the piece was performed. Now on YouTube you can watch a sort of video transcription of the piece by composer Patrick Liddell:

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