24.6 linear feet (58 boxes, 2 volumes, 2 oversized folders, 1 tube), 2.5 gb (1462 computer files).
Alvin Lucier (born 1931) is an American composer who is best known for exploring the nature of sound and sonic environments. His papers, dating from 1939 to 2015, strongly represent his career as a composer and pedagogue over five decades. Most of the collection consists of scores, sound recordings, moving images, subject files, photographs, correspondence, and programs. Also present are datebooks, diaries, posters, notebooks, and clippings.
Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photocopying and photography will apply. Advance notice may be required. Sound recordings and moving images are unavailable pending digitization. Electronic records are currently unavailable.
For permission to publish, contact the Chief, Music Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.