I am sitting in a Room


Depart & Richard Eigner perform Alvin Lucier’s I am sitting in a room.

Mo 22.09.2008, 21h @ Schmiede Hallein (Alte Saline, Pernerinsel Hallein)

„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. ” (Lucier 1970)

Using the ideas of Alvin Lucier’s piece “I am sitting in a room”, Richard Eigner & depart will unlock the secret sounds of Schmiede Hallein’s fabulous spaces. ,,Every room has its own melody, hiding there until it is made audible.”

Schmiede 2008

Richard Eigner