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Alvin Curran

Alvin Curran
Born: Dec 13, 1938 in Providence, RI
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Genre: Classical, Pop/Rock
Biography: American composer Alvin Curran co-founded the group Musica Elettronica Viva and has been active with solo performances, international radio concerts and large-scale sound installations since the 1960s. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Curran studied composition under Ron Nelson at Brown University, ...Read full biography
Animal Behavior
Released: 1995
Label: TZADIK
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Two very different compositions are featured on this album. "Animal Behavior" is a wholly sampled collection of blips and moans, musical bits, and animal sounds interspersed with the spoken word fragments ...Read full review
Alvin Curran: Maritime Rites
Released: 2004
Label: New World Records
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Composed in 1985, Maritime Rites was conceived as a series of radio works for NPR. Collected here as a two-CD set, they form a captivating cycle, one of Curran's strongest achievements. Two main ideas ...Read full review
More Alvin Curran albums: Main Albums (16), Compilations (1)