Alvin Curran

Alvin Curran makes music with anything, anybody, anywhere, anytime and has been doing so since 1965 as co-founder of the group Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), creator of the Maritime Rites project (music on and around water), radio-art work Crystal Psalms (live from 6 nations), composer of the 6 hour piano piece Inner Cities, installation artist for Floor Plan / Notes from Underground (Ars Electronica 1990), Gardening with John, A Banda Larga (2018, in the streets of the city of Bologna), and Omnia Fluvium Romam Ducunt (2018–2019, installation at the Baths of Caracalla) and through numerous collaborations with prominent composers, improvisers, dancers, and ensembles. To name a few: Cornelius Cardew, Joan La Barbara, George Lewis, Pauline Oliveros, Frederic Rzewski, Daan Vandewalle, Ensemble Modern, Kronos Quartet, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, etc., and has also collaborated with numerous brass bands, free-improvisers and radio-producers from ‘round the world.

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