If Alvin Lucier had a Youtube account….

First, the inspiration. Listen to the Alvin Lucier track “I Am Sitting in a Room,” here.

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Done?

Okay, watch this.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEIzS_27Vt0&feature=related

Now watch what it looks like after 50 uploads and rips:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5hbbsFGDhk&feature=related

And, after the cut, watch what it looks like after 1000 uploads and rips. It’s gorgeous.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qKz5YW5J-U

Decay is beautiful. I’m happy digital reproductions decay. Perfect reproduction is such a nightmare.

The personal exploration of the Lucier piece—the fact that there is the added dimension of the artist’s stutter—makes the Lucier a deeper experience, but I like this as a tribute. Good job, Ontologist.

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See also:

Decasia

The Disintegration Loops

Detroit