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Robert Worby introduces a rare broadcast of a late work by John Cage, Music for Thirteen, performed by Ilan Volkov with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and recorded as part of the Tectonics Festival in Reykjavik. And in the latest instalment of the Hear and Now Fifty, sound artist Kaffe Matthews and writer David Toop celebrate the work of another pioneering American experimentalist, Alvin Lucier. I Am Sitting in a Room explores the complexities of the human voice and the acoustic properties of enclosed spaces.

John Cage: Music for Thirteen
Frank Denyer, Maya Dunietz (piano)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)

Alvin Lucier: I Am Sitting in a Room (original recording).

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Sat 22 Sep 2012 22:30

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