Alvin Curran, a persistent innovator in today's new music world, brings the whole environment into unpredictable focus through his sonic fireworks, sharp wit, and timeless lyricism, from his elaborate electronic soundscpaes to his spacious, painfully expressive output for solo piano. He co-founded the legendary improvising ensemble Musica Eletronica Viva with Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum. Curran's solo performances, radio concerts simultaneously linking several nations, and large scale sound installations have been part of new music events around the globe for more than three decades. He is also known for his collaborations with groups such as the Living Theater and the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Curran is presently Darius Milhaud Professor of Composition at Mills College, though he has remained at his base in Rome during 2004-2005 because of a Guggenheim fellowship. His music appears on BMG, CRI, Tzadik, New Albion, and other labels. He was a 2005 recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.
Official site: http://www.alvincurran.com
Distributor: Frog Peak Music
Other Related Links:
- Waking Up to Alvin Curran. A Conversation with Frank J. Oteri at the American Music Center
- Interview with Phil England for The Wire magazine
- Interview on American Public Media