We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Lucier Reductions

by Helicopter Copter

supported by
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more


Reduction 1 03:41
Reduction 5 03:41
Reduction 10 03:41


Lucier Reductions is an experimental recording project that mimics the process of "I Am Sitting in a Room" by Alvin Lucier. One or more performers record some sound; the sounds are played back in the space and recorded again. That recording is played back in the space and recorded again, and so on. After ten recordings - or "reductions" - the initial performance is reduced to natural resonance and reverberation of the space in which it was recorded. Contracted by The Wit Theatre Company for the the production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, running June 5-20, 2015, Crossroads Theater was used as the recording and reduction space. All reductions were edited as incidental music for the play.

Eurydice is the story of a journey Orpheus takes to the underworld from the perspective of his dead wife. The version from Sarah Ruhl serves as a modern story of separation, both physical and emotional. As the dramatic borders of the underworld warp memories and knowledge, so does Lucier Reductions use the physical performance space to transform the emotional content of the original improvisation.


released June 5, 2015

Neil McCormick - bass
Michael John McKee - percussion

Recorded and mixed by Steve Varney at Crossroads Theater


all rights reserved



Helicopter Copter Denver, Colorado

Helicopter Copter is a series of sound-forward mixed media art projects, incorporating experimental processes, materials, and collaborations.

contact / help

Contact Helicopter Copter

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Helicopter Copter, you may also like: