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Homage to Alvin Lucier

by The Erratic

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The following text was recorded on 1st April 2022, and then the instructions contained in the text were applied to the recording. Once twelve layers of effects had been added they were then removed, one by one and in the same order, until only the original plain spoken text remains unadorned.


"I am going to speak to you a text. I will then loop this text. Every time the text repeats I will add another layer of effects. Eventually the text will become pure sound, abstract, in an obvious homage to Alvin Lucier's 'I am Sitting in a Room'."


released May 9, 2023
Written, recorded, performed, and mixed by CJ Robinson in North End, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, on 1st April 2022. Made with the utmost respect to Alvin Lucier.


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The Erratic Buxton, UK

Inspired by modernist composers such as John Cage & Alvin Lucier, electronic pioneers such as Carl Stone & William Basinski, & contemporaries such as Paul Kendall & Oren Ambarchi, CJ Robinson's work as The Erratic has been gradually refined over several releases, mixing acoustic sound sources with field recordings & electronics, into his own take on minimalist, ambient & experimental electronica. ... more

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