The third Tectonics Reykjavík festival includes a focus on American composer Alvin Lucier, featuring two performances by the composer himself and a sound installation. Alvin Lucier was born in 1931 in Nashua, New Hampshire. He was educated at Yale and Brandeis and spent two years in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship. From 1962 to 1970 he taught at Brandeis, where he conducted the Brandeis University Chamber Chorus which devoted much of its time to the performance of new music. Since 1970 he has taught at Wesleyan University Connecticut, where he was John Spencer Camp Professor of Music.