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Alvin Lucier Award for Music

The endowed Alvin Lucier Award for Music was established in 2023 with a gift from the Estate of Alvin Lucier in memory of the groundbreaking composer and explorer of sonic phenomena, who was a friend of John Cage. The $45,000 award is made annually through FCA’s Grants to Artists program to composers, performers, or sound engineers who have made or are making significant contributions to the field of experimental music. The inaugural award was made in 2024.

The Alvin Lucier Award for Music is administered by a confidential nomination and selection process. Applications and unsolicited nominations are not accepted.

Alvin Lucier Award for Music

Alvin Lucier, photo courtesy of the artist.