Michel Poblete Montoya

Ingenieria en Sonido & Arte Sonoro

I am Sitting in a Room

Realizada en 1969 por Alvin Lucier, la obra evidencia la íntima relación que existe entre sonido y espacio. Esta versión fué realizada en mi habitación a modo de ejercicio y la voz de Lucier, extraída del original, fué subida una octava para invitar al otro famoso Alvin a participar.

Performed in 1969 by Alvin Lucier, the piece shows the intimate relationship between sound and space. This version was made in my room as an exercise and Lucier’s voice, extracted from the original, was raised one octave to invite the other famous Alvin to participate.

"I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now. I am recording the sound of my speaking voice and I am going to play it back into the room again and again until the resonant frequencies of the room reinforce themselves so that any semblance of my speech, with perhaps the exception of rhythm, is destroyed. What you will hear, then, are the natural resonant frequencies of the room articulated by speech. I regard this activity not so much as a demonstration of a physical fact, but more as a way to smooth out any irregularities my speech might have".