Cinemateket: «No Ideas but in Things – The Composer Alvin Lucier»

No Ideas but in Things is a documentary film about the American composer Alvin Lucier (born 1931), directed by Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder. The movie follows Lucier to live performances in the Netherlands and Switzerland, as well as a visit at his home in Connecticut USA.

Lucier expands upon his early pioneer work with live electronic music to newer ensemble pieces. He also provides rare insights into his time as a member of the Sonic Arts Union, as a lecturer at Wesleyan University and his friendship to John Cage and David Tudor.

Watch the trailer on Youtube.