Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier)

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Generation Loss (after Alvin Lucier), including second generation: text compression  and third generation: Alvin standing outside (stick to your guns), appears in Issue 55 of Cordite Poetry Review: FUTURE MACHINES edited by the wonderful Bella Li.

It is a response to Alvin Lucier’s 1969 work I am sitting in a room, in which the artist’s speech is recorded, played back and recorded again until the iterations become unrecognisable and incorporate the frequencies of the physical space. Generation Loss contemplates duplication and decay; the ‘generations’ respond to concepts of text degeneration in a digital environment and acknowledge the integrity of Lucier’s conceptual approach to experimental music. (Source: Pascale Burton Web) (

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David Wright