The Nature of Music 03: Alvin Curran

Event, EV.NOM.2016.11.20

Democratic, irreverent and traditionally experimental, Alvin Curran (b. December 13, 1938, Providence, Rhode Island) travels in a computerized covered wagon between the Golden Gate and the Tiber River, and makes music for every occasion with any sounding phenomena – a volatile mix of lyricism and chaos, structure and indeterminacy, fog horns, fiddles and fiddle heads. He is dedicated to the restoration of dignity to the profession of making non-commercial music as part of a personal search for future social, political and spiritual forms. It’s good to welcome back an old friend who has been a leader in so many areas of experimental music since the Sixties. And in keeping with our theme The Nature of Music, we’ve asked the composer to screen some of his private videos of the major environmental performance works he’s created. This concert took place on November 20, 2016 at the Goldman Theater at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, California.
Other Minds Special Programs Curran, Alvin S., 1938- (has as performer)
Amirkhanian, Charles (has as interviewer)
Other Minds (Organization) (has as presenter)
David Brower Center (has as presenter) Goldman Theater (David Brower Center)