Up And Coming
photo of Japanese acoustic locators thanks to Douglas Self
BACK IN 2009
... IN 2006
OTHER CURRENT PROJECTS
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN 2013...
February 28 - April 27, 2013 - sound installation in camere #18: Intese exhibition with Maurizio Mochetti and Alfredo Pirri, at Zerynthia's radioartemobile, Via Conte Verde 15, Rome, tel. 06 44704249 - open Tues-Sat, 4:30-7:30 pm
March 3-5, 2013 - mini-residency, Department of Electronic Music Composition, Birmingham Conservatoire.
March 5, 2013 - concert of solo performance and chamber works as part of Frontiers Plus Festival, Recital Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University, Paradise Place, Birmingham, Tel: +44 (0)121 331 5901 - 8.30 pm
March 14, 2013 - solo concert as part of the Subtropics Festival, Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach - 7.00 pm
photos Steve Malagodi, Susan Levenstein
March 20, 2013 - conducts the Iato Orchestra at the Angelo Mai Altrove, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 55a, Rome – tel 329 4481 358 - 9.30 pm
photos Christian Rizzo
March 27, 2013 - performs with Alipio C Neto (tenor and soprano sax), Roberto Bellatalla (bass), and Marco Ariano (percussion) at the Teatro Tor di Nona, Via degli Acquasparta 16, Rome – tel 06 6880 5890 – 9.30 pm
April 17, 2013 - "Probabilmente Tondo," performance with Vita Accardi and Andrea Levialdi Ghiro as part of the Festa d’Artisti by the visual magazine A.R.I.A. (Artisti Romani in Assemblea) at the -1 art gallery, Acquario, Piazza Manfredo Fanti 47, Rome, Tel. 06 97604598, 97604580 - 10.00 pm
June 12-16, 2013- Gardening With John installation at Janacek's house in Brno - details to be announced
August, 2013 - International Computer Music Conference: keynote speaker and music featured - Perth, Australia - details to be announced
- August 12, 2013 - premiere of new work by Decibel Ensemble, WA Museum, Perth, 7.30 pm - details to be announced
EARLIER IN 2013
January 21, 2013 - talk on RAI Nettuno TV (Sky 812), 1.00 pm - available for streaming
January 25, 2013 - solo concert, "The Alvin Curran Fake Book" - at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. (917) 267-0363. 8:00 pm - $15 / $10
January 30 - February 2, 2013 - performs in I'm Going to Toss My Arms - If you Catch them, They're Yours with the Trisha Brown Dance Company - Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York - 7.30 pm daily - $16 - $40
February 7, 2013 - presentation of the book Drammaturgie sonore: Teatri del secondo Novecento, ed. Valentina Valentini (Bulzoni publisher), with chapter by AC, at the Casa delle Letterature, Piazza dell'Orologio, 3, Rome, tel. +39 06.68134697 - 6 pm - 8 pm
February 9-13, 2013 - performs in For M.G. with the Lyons Opera Ballet - Opéra de Lyon - Place de la Comédie - 69001 Lyon - Tél : 0826 305 325
February 15-17, 2013 - performs in I'm Going to Toss My Arms - If you Catch them, They're Yours with the Trisha Brown Dance Company - Opéra de Lyon - Place de la Comédie - 69001 Lyon - Tél : 0826 305 325
WHAT HAPPENED IN 2012
January, 2012 - Painted Songs, an exhibit of of artworks on paper and canvas by the late Edith Schloss with AC collaboration. Casa delle Letterature, Piazza dell'Orologio, 3, Rome, tel. +39 06.68134697. "Vernissage" December 21, 2011, with musical performance at 7:30 pm. "Embrace the astral body of beauty!" - Dionys
January 31, 2012 - "finissage" of Painted Songs, with performance by AC and films with/about Edith, 6:30-9 pm. See video by Simone Carella and Areta Gambaro.
February 17 to May 6, 2012 (opening Feb 16, 7:00 pm) - Gardening with John as part of Membra Disjecta for John Cage - freiraum quarterier21 INTERNATIONAL, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm daily. Video.
February 23, 2012 - Composition colloqium at Princeton, Music Department, Room 102, Woolworth Center, 4:30 pm
February 27, 2012 - Composition seminar at Harvard
February 28, 2012 - Louis C. Elson Lecture, "The New Common Practice, or, A Life in Unpopular Music." John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Music Building, Harvard University, Cambridge, 5:15 pm. "It’s captivating to surrender to Curran’s creativity, his enthusiasm—and frankly, his ear for sheer beauty" - Matthew Guerrieri
February 29, 2012 - Schtyx played in concert by the Callithumpian Consort at Brown Hall, New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02115, (617) 585-1260, 8:00 pm - free entry
Mar 1, 2012 - Seminar at Harvard (music and politics), 1.00-3.00 pm
March 2, 2012 - Piano seminar at New England Conservatory, 10:00 am
March 2, 2012 - Solo concert - "The Alvin Curran Fake Book" - sponsored by Non-Event at the Goethe-Institut, 170 Beacon Street, Boston 617.262.6050, 8:00 p.m. / $15 general admission/$12 students
photo Daniel Fradkin
March 8, 2012 - Inner Cities complete, concert by Daan Vandewalle at the Brno International Musical Festival, Czech Republic - Besedni dum, Concert Hall, 6:00 pm
March 9, 2012 - concert in Brno with Richard Teitelbaum and Ralph Samuelson at the Brno International Musical Festival, Besedni dum Concert Hall 7:00 pm
March 11, 2012 - concert in Vienna with Richard Teitelbaum and Ralph Samuelson: "Tribute to John Cage," echoraum, Sechshauser Straße 66, Vienna, 8:00 pm
April 12, 2012 - Inner Cities complete played by Daan Vandewalle at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, midnight April 12 to 6:00 am April 13
April 28 - May 13, 2012 - premiere of Gardening with John 2, as part of Sounding City in the Flanders Festival. Onthaal Budalounge, Kapucijnenstraat 10, Kortrijk, Belgium. Saturdays 2:00-7:00 pm, Sundays 2:00-6:00 pm. "Among my this year’s most pleasant experiences" - Harold Schellinx
May 25 - August 20, 2012 - Gardening with John at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Poupetova 1, Prague 7, Metro C: Nadrazi Holesovice. Open 11.00 am – 6.00 pm except Tuesdays - phone: +420 295 568 123
June 2 and 3, 2012 - Oh Brass on the Grass Alas, historic center and Serralves Foundation Park, Oporto, Portugal, in "Serralves em Festa." 4:00 pm
June 3, 2012 - Solo concert in "Serralves em Festa," Casa de Serralves, Oporto, Portugal. 8:30 pm
June 21, 2012 - Maritime Rites Central Park as part of "Make Music New York"- with the bands of West Point and Montclair College in rowboats - 5.00-6.00 pm; Central Park Lake, Manhattan. Listen to excerpt 1 excerpt 2 excerpt 3 excerpt 4 excerpt 5
photos Kathy Brew, Hugh Burckhardt, Eric Garcia, Anne Maxwell, Torin Olsen, Dan Rosenblum, Megan Szymanski
Maritime Rites New York (excerpts), video by Susan Levenstein
June 25, 2012 - blows shofar as contribution to Alfredo Pirri's opening at the Galleria Guidi, Corso Vittorio Emmanuele 284, Rome
June 2012 - Gardening with John in Bratislava
July 1, 2012 - Riti Marittimi: Floating With John, concert for the Teatro Valle Occupato. On the Laghetto of Villa Borghese, 5.00 pm.
July 19 - October 31, 2012 - Sound installation Maritime Rites 4:33, in Forte Piano: Le Forme del Suono (Part II), curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome. Opening Thursday July 19, 7 pm. Free entry 11 am - 8 pm every day
August 17, 2012 - Proms Plus Intro roundtable on John Cage, with broadcaster Ivan Hewett, presented by Martin Handley. Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London. 5.00 pm
August 17, 2012 - Sound installation piece DJ Albert Spins Cage and Cardew as part of the BBC Proms Music Walk in London, 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm - free, but reservations required. (download all the pieces.)
August 26, 2012 - performs John Cage's Empty Words at the Kolumba-Museum, Kolumbastraße 4, Cologne, 12 noon to 8.00 pm.
September 28, 2012 - Premiere of Symphony 1.1 by the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, sponsored by the centocage festival. San Petronio, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna, 9.00 pm. Listen to excerpt 1 excerpt 2
September 29, 2012 - Smistamenti generali for band, chorus, and soloists, sponsored by the centocage festival. Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio, Bologna, 12.00 noon. Listen to excerpt
October 2-5, 2012 - with Musica Elettronica Viva in residence at Bard College
- Tues Oct 2 informal piano concert, Blum Hall, 6.40 pm
- Weds Oct 3 "Talk with MEV," moderated by Marina Rosenfeld, Blum Hall, 6.30 pm
- Thurs Oct 4 MEV concert, Olin Auditorium, 8.00 pm
October 6, 2012 - Musica Elettronica Viva concert at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York City, (212) 255-5793 - 8.00 pm. "What was shocking was not how “random” all this sounded but how considered and musical "
October 24, 2012 - conducts Ottobre (Iato) Orchestra in the premiere of Never Say Never, at Angelo Mai Altrove, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 55a, Rome – tel 329 4481 358 - 9.30 pm. "Strange and magical euphony." Listen to excerpt 1 excerpt 2
November 2, 2012 - piano concert for The Piano Hour series, with Andrea Allulli. Sala Vanni, Piazza del Carmine 14, Florence - 9.15 pm. "The most beautiful sensation is never knowing where he's going to take you."
December 4, 2012 - conducts the Iato Orchestra at the Angelo Mai Altrove, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 55a, Rome – tel 329 4481 358 - 9.30 pm.
December 19, 2012 - solo performance, "The Alvin Curran Fake Book," at the finissage of Cover Art: covers for Wanted in Rome, in memory of Edith Schloss at TRAleVOLTE, Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 10, Roma, tel. 06 70491663, pm
December 23, 2012 - sounds in Cagean mix #3, an installation produced by Ear to the Earth and MA.P.S as part of 100 x JOHN: A GLOBAL SALUTE TO JOHN CAGE IN SOUND AND IMAGE- White Box, 329 Broome Street, New York, 5 - 10 pm
CURRAN EVENTS IN 2011...
January 4, 2011 - Premiere of the radio piece, "A Naar Mit a Car in America," a studio variant of "On Hearing The Brooklyn Bridge Sing In Yiddish." Streamed from the Südwestrundfunk 11 pm - midnight European time (5 - 6 pm EST).
January 14, 2011 - book launch, Daniela Tortora's Alvin Curran: Live in Roma, with Prof. Tortora, Eleonora Ludovici, and Nicola Sani, organized by Prof. Valentina Valentini at her Laboratorio di Drammaturgia Sonora, "La Sapienza" University of Rome - Aula Levi, Via dei Volsci 122, 5.30 pm.
January 2011 - The bilingual English/Italian book Alvin Curran: Live in Roma, edited by Daniela Tortora and with text by Tortora, Eleonora Ludovici, David Bernstein, and A.C., is now available in the USA from Forced Exposure, in Italy from FNAC, and in the rest of the world from the publisher, Die Schachtel.
January 21, 2011 - concert for Ultraschall festival, Radialsystem V, Holzmarktstraße 33, 10243 Berlin.Tel: 030 / 288 788 50. 10.30 pm
March 11, 2011 - lecture at New England Conservatory of Music
March 15, 2011 - concerts at The Stone, New York - avenue C and 2nd street, Essex St. subway - 8 pm solo, 10 pm with Elliott Sharp
March 16-19 and 22-26, 2011 - Revival of Trisha Brown's For M.G. - music by Curran including himself live on piano. Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W 19th Street, New York, 7:30pm. Before the opening on March 16th: Coffee and Conversation at 6:30pm. Tickets online; info 212.924.0077. Watch video (at minute 24:40).
March 20, 2011 - "Music for Merce" concert sponsored by the Music Committee of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Roulette, 20 Greene Street New York. Info 212-291-8242; 8:30pm
March 22, 2011 - lecture at Columbia University, New York
March 24, 2011 - lecture at Cooper Union, New York
April 12, 2011- “Palermo Sonic Graffiti” - concert with Domenico Sciajno, sponsored by Associazione Siciliana Amici della musica - - Politeama Garibaldi, 9:15 pm
April 20, 2011 - "The Future of Music" lecture for the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz - Hochschule für Musik, Roter Saal (00-315), Hochschule für Musik, Jakob-Welder-Weg 28, Mainz- 7:30 pm
April 29, 2011 - "Chiari ossia dj Beppe meets King Kong da Beethoven" - solo concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, following the opening of an exhibition on Giuseppe Chiari - Teatro Studio, 9.00 pm - Tickets online or at 892982
May 7, 2011 - Inner Cities XXL piano cycle played by Daan Vandewalle in the marathon concert "Alterminimalismes 3" at the Collège des Bernardins, 20 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris - info tel. 01 53107444 - Métro Maubert-Mutualité, Cardinal Lemoine - 2:30 pm - 10 pm
April - October 2011 - Media Convergence fellowship, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, and composer in residence, Hochschule für Musik, Mainz
June 30, 2011 - concert with Domenico Sciajno and others ("Alvin Curran and Friends") in the Black Box of the Hochschule für Musik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Jakob-Welder-Weg 28, Mainz. 7:30 pm. Tel 06131-3928009
Recording the Pink Puffers with Theo Eshetu at the Circus Maximus. Photo Ron Bunzl. See video.
July 13, 2011 - premiere of Choral Reefs, violin and piano version, by Marc Sabat and Stephen Clarke at the Museo Casa Scelsi, Via San Teodoro 8, Rome - 9 pm, by invitation only
July 19 to Oct 16, 2011 - Rhinestones / Bigiotteria, sound installation created with Luca Spagnoletti and produced by Peter Kiefer as part of the Klanginstallation BUGA 2011 series at the Bundesgartenschau, kurfürstlichen Schloss, Koblenz, Germany.
Sept. 11, 2011 - Inner Cities complete played by Daan Vandewalle at the GERGIEV festival in Rotterdam - LP 2 in Las Palmas, Wilhelminapier - 12:30 – 5:00 pm - free entry
Sept 14, 2011 - premiere of Hoe Sow Till Mulch for large instrumental and vocal ensemble as part of the hörMal afternoon of Spektrum Villa Musica at the Bundesgartenschau, Koblenz, Germany - 4:00 pm, followed at 8:00 pm by the presentation, "Musik in der Natur," by Alvin Curran and Peter Kiefer, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz
Sept 29, 2011 - premiere of Circus Maximus, a work for 17 musicians and electronics, with live video by Theo Eshetu, commissioned by Integra for the Ars Nova Ensemble. Royal Conservatory of Music, Copenhagen Konservatoriets Koncertsal (Main Hall), Julius Thomsens Gade 1 - 7:30 pm; pre-concert talk 6:30 pm. Listen to excerpt
Oct 5-14, 2011 - premiere of I'm Going to Toss My Arms - If you Catch them, They're Yours, for AC live with tape, with the Trisha Brown Dance Company: Création à Chaillot, Théâtre National de Chaillot, 1 place du Trocadéro 75116 Paris (M° Trocadéro) 01 53 65 30 00 Salle Jean Vilar 8:30 pm.
photo Laurent Phillippe
Oct 21-22, 2011 - in Rome with the Trisha Brown Dance Company as part of the RomaEuropa Festival, Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17, tel. 06.32.65.991 - 8:30 pm, tickets €16 - €30.
Oct 28, 2011 - premiere of Rogues, for tape, with the Trisha Brown Dance Company, New York City Center ("Fall For Dance" Festival).
Nov 2011 - in and around Vancouver:
Nov 13 - Brass Mob Steals AC Fake Book, for large ensemble - Vancouver Public Library - 7:30 pm
photo Jacqueline Levitin
Nov 14 - improv workshop, New Orchestra Workshop Society 303 East 8th Ave, 4 - 6 and 7:30 - 9:30 pm. "It was a great privilege to partake in these few hours with a masterful musical storyteller." - Coat Cooke
Nov 17 - performance of choral piece - Open Space, 510 Fort Street, 2nd floor, Victoria - 8:00 pm
Nov 18 - solo concert: The Alvin Curran Fake Book - The Western Front 303 E 8th Ave - 8:30 pm. "A truly masterful display of technology, beautiful cinematic sensibility, love of the traditional American song and blinding love of spontaneous music making." - Coat Cooke Listen to excerpt.
December 1, 2011 - premiere of revised version of Circus Maximus by the Grup Instrumental de València, commissioned by Integra, with live video by Theo Eshetu, as part of the Moderna Música festival. Centro del Carmen, C/ Museo, n. 2, Valencia - 8:00 pm
CURRAN EVENTS IN 2010...
January 7th, 2010 - A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CONCERT FOR GIACINTO SCELSI...1905-1988....blowing the shofar along with Mike Cooper, Luca Venitucci, Luca Tilli, Roberto Bellatalla, Fabrizio Spera and others - IL CANTIERE - VIA MODENA 95 - TRASTEVERE, Rome...21.30 until late.
January 30, 2010 - concert, Living Room Music, presented by Fondazione Musica per Roma in collaboration with Pino Saulo's Radio3 Battiti. With Sabina Meyer, Mike Cooper, and Paolo Ravaglia, and help from Luca Spagnoletti. “An event of crystalline uniqueness and beauty” - Antonio Pellicori Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Teatro Studio, 9.00 pm
February 3-7, 2010 - Innominabile ("The Unnameable"), theater piece with Vita Accardi - text by Samuel Beckett, sets by Nunzio, music by AC - Sala Uno, Rome, P.zza di Porta S. Giovanni, 10 (Scala Santa) - Tel/Fax +39 06 89531154 - 9.00 pm Weds.-Sat., 6.00 pm Sunday. Listen to an excerpt. Watch a video trailer.
February 11, 2010 - Klangzeit concert, Münster, Kleines Haus der Städtischen Bühnen, Neubrückenstraße, 8.00 pm. Info and tickets: 0251 5909-100
February 24, 25, and 26, 2010 - Events, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, 9.00 pm. Tickets: 892982.
April 9, 2010 - concert, La Città Del Teatro, Cascina (PI) - FOSFENI - “TRANSDADAEXPRESS IN SPACE," 10.00 pm
April 17, 2010 - concert in Llorenç Barber's festival ANEM ANEM: La festa de l'escolta. Casa de la Cultura, Gandia (Valencia), 10.30 pm.
April 28-29, 2010 - workshop in composition, with Walter Zimmerman, Berlin.
April 29, 2010 - lecture open to the public, "Music Outside the Concert Halls," UdK Berlin, Raum 310, Bundesallee 1-12, Berlin, 2.00 pm
April 30, 2010 - PRÄSENTATION XVIII talk, "Music Outside the Concert Halls," Blurred Edges festival. Pudel Salon, St.Pauli Fischmarkt 27, Hamburg, 8.00 pm.
May 1, 2010 - solo Endangered Species concert, Blurred Edges festival. Golden Pudel Klub, St.Pauli Fischmarkt 27, Hamburg, 7.00 pm. "The Blurred Edges avantgarde festival couldn't have chosen a better guest star than Alvin Curran." - Hamburger Abendblatt
May 2, 2010 - performance of VSTO string quartet at concert by Ensemble Resonanz, Blurred Edges festival. Fabrik im Gängeviertel, Valentinskamp 34a, Hamburg. Composers' introduction 7.30 pm, concert 8.00 pm.
May 4-5, 2010 - Mini-residency, Muthesius Academy of Art and Design, with Arnold Dreyblatt, Kiel
May 4, 2010 - lecture open to the public, "Music Outside the Concert Halls," Muthesius Kunsthochschule Aula, Lorentzendamm 6-8, Kiel, 8.30 pm
May 7, 2010 - concert at Les Instants Chavirés, 7 Rue Richard Lenoir 93100 Montreuil- Métro Robespierre, Paris. Tel: 01 42 87 25 91. 8.30 pm
June 19, 2010 - Maritime Rites Frankfurt, at the Holbeinsteg river park on both sides of the Main River (Städel Museum), Frankfurt am Main, 5.30 pm and 7.45 pm. TV newscast (in German)
July 14, 2010 - concert: Endangered Species. Sarzana (La Spezia), in the Sconfinando 2010 Festival. Fortezza Firmafede (Cittadella- Centro Storico, Piazza Matteotti), 11.00 pm
July 19-25, 2010 - TORZAM geht von ARMZOT bis ZAMTOR jeder RATZMO MARTOZ und TAMOZR, installation for the Mannheimer Mozartsommer, in the Baroque garden of the Schwetzingen palace, with computer realization by Luca Spagnoletti. Open 11.00 am - 7.00 pm daily - excerpt on video
October 18 -November 15, 2010 - residency at ZKM, Karlsrühe
November 1, 2010 - premiere of Roma, a film by Theo Eshetu with music by AC. Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, Viale Pietro De Coubertin, 10, 7:30 pm
November 5-7, 2010 - new version of Gardening With John 1.1 sound installation as part of Il Treno by RAM radioartemobile at Artissima 17, Zerynthia's STAND N. 5/ LIGHT BLUE, Lingotto Fiere-Torino
November 7, 2010 - hear Living Room Music at Nuova Consonanza's Festa d'Autunno, Villa Aurelia (American Academy), Largo di Porta San Pancrazio, 1, 8.00 - 11.00 pm
November 9, 2010 - Music Outside the Concert Halls (or: The Future of Music), fellowship lecture at the Johannes Gutenberg University,Atrium maximum, Alte Mensa, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 5, Mainz, Germany, 11.00 am
November 13, 2010 - premiere of On Hearing the Brooklyn Bridge Sing in Yiddish, ARD Radio Days, Karlsrühe. Listen to excerpt 1 excerpt 2
photo Susan Levenstein
November 14, 2010 - Inner Cities complete concert, pianist Daan Vandewalle, including premiere of Inner Cities 14, November Music Festival, den Bosch, Holland, Verkadefabriek Filmzaal 4, Boschdijkstraat 45 - from noon until 5.00 pm
November 2010 - featured at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
- November 19 - Ear Training, Huddersfield Train Station, noon
- November 20 - panel discussion about John Cage, Huddersfield Art Gallery,10.00 am
- November 22 - Big Squeeze Long Stretch for 15 accordions, Worksetting Gallery, Byram Arcade, 6 pm. See video.
- November 24 - Take the Cage Train bis, Huddersfield Train Station 7.30 - end of route 9.15 pm
photos Susan Levenstein
CURRAN EVENTS IN 2009...
November, 2008 through February 1, 2009 - Shin far Shofar installation in the Aleph-Bet Project at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco (curated by John Zorn) Listen to excerpt 1.excerpt 2
January 11, 2009 - showing of films Organum Multiplum and Effetto Puglia: Travels with Alvin Curran, followed by performance of For Cornelius - Goethe-Institut Media Lounge, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, (323) 525-3388 - 11 am
January 12, 2009 - performance of Schtyx in American Originals Concert, Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School of the Performing Arts, 200 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles - (310) 836-6632 - 8 pm
January 22, 2009 - concert at American Academy of Rome with Alter Ego and Ars Ludi, in collaboration with Contemporanea (Auditorium di Roma), Villa Aurelia, 9.00 pm
January 25, 2009 - shofar and electronics performance as part of the Day of Remembrance - synagogue of Ostia Antica
February 8, 2009 - concert as part of Audio Poverty festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin, 3:00 pm
February 19, 2009 - performance as part of Il pugno di Boccioni, sponsored by the Museo del Louvre bookshop for Futurism's 100th birthday - Piazza Mattei, Rome, 10:30 pm
March 3, 2009 - lecture at composition seminar, Stanford University
March 4, 2009 - lecture at Danforth Hall, Mills College, Oakland (open to the public) - 7.30 pm
March 6, 2009 - lecture at composition seminar, U.C. Berkeley
March 8, 2009 - performance of VSTO (new version) by the Arditti Quartet, Mills College, Oakland. Concert Hall, 3:00 pm
March 12, 2009 - lecture at U.C. Santa Barbara Dept. of Music
March 13, 2009 - lecture at Calarts
March 15, 2009 - concert with William Winant: Shofar III, for shofar, keyboard, electronics, and percussion Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, 736 Mission Street - 3:00 pm. Video excerpt at YouTube (2:19).
photos by Susan Levenstein - see more
April 25-26, 2009 - workshop with Roberto Castello and Stefano Giannotti for REPORTERS / musica, SPAM!, Capannori (Lucca)
June 15-17, 2009 - miniresidency in composition, Hochschule für Musik, Frankfurt
September 4, 2009, 0:05 - premiere of Living Room Music on Deutschlandradio Kultur. Listen to an excerpt
September 12, 2009 - concert for the Notte Bianca in Rome, Via del Mandrione, 451 (Porta Furba; Metro Arco di Travertino), "Valentini-Pirri," 10.00 pm
September 15 and 17 - Molissa Fenley and Dancers perform new choreography to music from Maritime Rites (Ice, Dew, Food, Crew, Ape) - Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, 8:00 pm (see some of the dancing but without the music)
September 21-25, 2009 - Kurt Jordan plays Inner Cities complete, Azusa Pacific University, California, 8:00 pm each evening
September 27, 2009 - Endangered Species concert, Fondazione Atopos, Arezzo, Tuscany - Teatro della Bicchieraia , Via della Bicchieraia, 6:00 pm. See Discography.
November 3-4, 2009 - seminar in media studies, "La Sapienza" University of Rome, Prof. Valentina Valentini
November 20, 2009 - concert with Joelle Leandre and Fred Frith - GRANDE SALLE ARSENAL, Avenue Ney, Metz, France - 7:00 pm
November 21, 2009 - concert with Joelle Leandre, Fred Frith, and Urs Leimgruber at LE BRASS, 364 av. Van Volxem 1190, Brussels (trams and bus 49, 50, 82, 97, Wiels stop) email@example.com or +32 (0)2 345 37 71 - 8:30 pm
November 22, 2009 - concert with Joelle Leandre, Fred Frith, and Urs Leimgruber, in All Frontiers 09 festival, Nuovo Teatro Comunale, Gradisca d'Isonzo (Trieste), 6 pm
November 27, 2009 - concert with Musica Elettronica Viva at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - Phipps Hall, 8 pm
November 29, 2009 - premiere of Oh Man,Oh Mankind, Oh Yeah, for the Huddersfield Choral Society, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in England - Huddersfield Town Hall, 4pm
December 1, 2009 - concert with Musica Elettronica Viva, Gran Raccordo Anulare, sponsored by the Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti - Aula Magna, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 8:30 pm
December 2, 2009 - concert with Musica Elettronica Viva, Grande Auditório da Culturgest, Rua Arco do Cego, Lisbon, 9:30 pm - information tel. 217 905 155
December 5, 2009 - concert with Musica Elettronica Viva, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves
Rua D. João de Castro, 210, Porto, Portugal, Tel: +351226156500, 9.30 pm
December 9, 2009 - concert with Paolo Ravaglia at the Museo Casa Scelsi, Rome, 8.00 pm; by invitation only
December 15-18, 2009 - teaching residency in composition, Zentrum für Mediakunst, Karlsrühe, Germany
December 15, 2009 to January 15, 2010 - Lezione di Boxe - sound installation on Achille Bonito Oliva - Il Ponte Contemporanea gallery, Via Monserrato 23, Roma 00186 - Tues-Sat noon-7.00 pm.
December 27, 2009 - "In Memory of Maryanne Amacher" published by the New York Times Opinionator
February 29, 2008 - premiere of new piano work, E Poi..., at Ten For Carter, Network for New Music Ensemble, on the occasion of Elliot Carter's 100th birthday, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, 8:00 pm. Listen to an excerpt.
March 2, 2008 - repeat performance of Ten For Carter at the Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen Street, Philadelphia, 3:00 pm
March 13, 2008 - concert, Madrid, - 10:00 pm - La Casa Encendida, Ronda Valencia, 2 28012 Madrid, tel. 902 43 03 22 / 91 602 46 41
March 20, 2008 - Eve Egoyan plays Inner Cities complete at the Scotiabank Dance Centre, Vancouver, in Vancouver New Music Festival
April 5, 2008 - Curran works featured in concert by the Ne(x)tworks group, Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W 22nd St., New York, 2:00 pm. Listen to excerpt 1 excerpt 2
April 23, 2008 - premiere of Weil Erde in meinem Körper war... with choreography by Wanda Golonka, the Ensemble Modern, the schauspielfrankfurt ensemble, and guests, for Frankfurter Positionen 2008 at the schauspielfrankfurt, Neue Mainzer Straße 17, Frankfurt, tel. 069/212 37 000 - repeat performances May 1 and June 14, 2008
May 8-30 - TazebAu s'pace 2008. Informazione in rivoluzione, triplych installation with Paolo Monti, Museo dell’ Istituto di Chimica, Rome
May 8 - Malapromptu for cello and piano performed at concert in Utrecht, Holland, by Arne Deforce and Daan Vandewalle
May 13-14 - in residence at Bolzano Conservatory
May 19-20 - panelist at conference on 1960s Italian avant-garde theater, University of Rome
May 30 - concert with Joan Labarbara and Philip Corner, Museum of Modern Art Bologna (MAMBO), for Take the Cage Train.
May 31 - June 1, 2008 - Boletus Edulis: Musica Pendolare - for "Take the Cage Train," on the 30th anniversary of John Cage's train happening, sponsored by Angelica - radio interview with AC and various musicians
photos Susan Levenstein
June 12 - concert in Ferrara (Mumbai’s Way, with videomakers Lino Greco & Gerardo Lamattina), produced by Franco Masotti - Palazzo Ludovico il Moro, 9:15 pm - tickets and information at tel. 0532 202675, fax 0532 206007, or the Aterforum web site
September 7, 2008 - Crystal Psalms aired at Ars Electronica 2008 gala concert evening ("Sonorous Embodiment") in the Klangpark outside the Brucknerhaus, Linz, 10.00 pm
September 28, 2008 - Eve Egoyan and Kathleen Supove play Inner Cities complete. EMF production, Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York
September 29 - October 10, 2008 - in residence at Oberlin College
October 13-17, 2008 - in residence at Art Institute of Chicago
October 18, 2008 - concert at EMF Ear to the Earth Festival, TransDadaExpress:The Brooklyn Bridge. Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South, New York, 8pm, $15 / $10 students
October 20-21, 2008 - lecture and masterclass, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
October 25-November 1- Americans festival, Groningen, Holland, Curran concerts Oct 25, Oct 29, Oct 30
October 25-November 1 - Gardening with John installation - public library, Groningen, Holland
photo Antonio Trimani
November 1 - Beams, Americans festival - Aa Church, Groningen, Holland, 4:00 pm
November 8 - concert at FMP's TOTAL MUSIC MEETING, Berlinische Galerie. Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Alte Jakobstr. 124 - 128 (Kreuzberg), Berlin, 7:30 pm
November 24 - Poli(s)fonie - Citta' in ascolto: radio art round table with Nicola Bernardini, Götz Naleppa, and Nicola Sani, Festival of Science, Casa Paganini, Sala del Minor Consiglio, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, 5:00 pm
November 28 - TransDadaExpress at TempoReale Festival – CanGo (Cantieri Goldonetta), Via Santa Maria 25, Florence - information and tickets: TEMPO REALE 055717270 3357063218 or CANGO 0552280525 – interview 6:00 pm, concert 9:30 pm. Excerpt on video.
November 30 - premiere of Erat Verbum Johnny in John Cage: Concert Reclaimed Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - Town Hall, Huddersfield, 4 pm
January 9 - lecture, Haifa University School of Music
January 11 - shofar solo concert:, Levontin 7, Tel Aviv (listen to an excerpt)
January 13 - Israel Contemporary Players, Conductor Ilan Volkov, concert Tel Aviv Museum
January 14 - Israel Contemporary Players, Conductor Ilan Volkov, concert Jerusalem Music Center
January 20 - premiere of Passing Notes, with William Winant and Joan Jeanrenaud, Santa Cruz
January 25 - concert with Cenk Ergün, Recombinant Lab, San Francisco
January 28 - lecture and master class, UC Berkeley
January 31 - lecture, Cooper Union, New York
February 2 - lecture, Brown University, Providence
February 3 - shofar concert with Robert Gluck, EMF production, Judson Church, New York
February 4 - interview and concert with Gene Coleman and Ensemble Noamnesia, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia
February 5 - improv concert with Gene Coleman and others, Broad Street Ministry, Philadelphia
February 6 - concert with Ensemble Noamnesia and AGAM Quartet, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
February 7 - lecture and master class, Northwestern University
February 7 - improv concert with Gene Coleman and others, Chicago
February 8 - lecture, Yale University
February 11 - Inner Cities complete, concert by Daan Vandewalle at the Glasgow National Review of the Arts
March - Four articles by Curran at New York Times website (TimesSelect Opinion) as part of The Score: Four Innovative American Composers Sound Off, ed. Peter Catapano. (see Writings page)
April 17-21 - Curran's music featured at spring festival, Royal Conservatory of Music, the Hague, Netherlands
Schtyx, The Hague (excerpts)- Rebecca Huber, Elyssa Shalla, Maya Dunietz
April 22 - concert, Zo, P.le Asia, 6, Catania, tel. 095.7463122, 9:30 pm
May 10 - Il Suono del Logos - concert and premiere of Triadic Limbo with Alter Ego, Auditorium, Rome, 9:00 pm
May 22 - talk, music conservatory of Perugia
June 18-30 - in residence at the Experimental Studio of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation of the SWR, Freiburg
July 1 - premiere of new work for shofar and electronics, concert SWR Studio Freiburg, Heinrich-Strobel-Saal, 8:00 pm
July 8 - Maritime Rites concert-installation, the port of Kinsale, Ireland (Kinsale Arts Week), 12 noon to 2:00 pm
July 12 and 13 - Inner Cities complete, concerts by Daan Vandewalle, Rimini, Santarcangelo dei Teatri festival
July 15 - premiere of Conversazioni Geologiche with 80 musicians on the slopes of Mount Etna, Festival Cultania
June 17 through September 16 - Gardening With John installation at the Moyland Castle Museum, Bedburg - Hau, Germany
August 2 - The Fromm Concert at Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, with Musica Elettronica Viva, 8:30 pm. Listen to an excerpt.
September 14 - Maritime Rites Tate concert-installation
on the Thames River, its strand, and the Millenium Bridge in London, featuring
AC (Diskklavier and sampler), Evan Parker (sax), Anton Lukoszievze (cello),
Melvyn Poore (tuba), the brass ensemble of the London
Symphony Orchestra, the bells of St. Paul's Cathedral, and 200 volunteer
musicians, presented by the Tate
Modern - 5:30 - 7:00 pm. video clips on YouTube, thanks
to "shuffleboil": 4-minute
September 27-30 - In Tempo Reale concert, Nuovo Teatro Colosseo, and Viaggio in Tempo Reale, a performance caravan, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Carla Subrizi as part of Romapoesia 2007
Mim Bird, Francesco Careddu, AC, Riccardo La Barbera, SL,
Marco Mascaro, Alessandra Marzo, Davide Piersanti
recording at the naval museum in Nemi; video by Susan Levenstein ("Stompin' at the Golden Bough")
October 11 - Gardening With John installation - opening at the Fondazione Mudima, Milano - Via Alessandro Tadino 26
October 18 - music and performance with video installation by Roberto Masotti and live video by Gerardo Lamattina and Lino Greco, wallsCAGEwalls, (Milano Musica) Spazio Antologico, via Mecenate 84/10, Milan, 8:30 pm
October 27 - concert in "Wiva Russolo" festival, Chiesa di San Luigi, Porto Gruaro
November 16 - Oh Brass On the Grass Alas at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in Yorkshire
December 4-5 - Inner Cities 1 - 11 complete on Future Radio, at 96.9 FM in the Norwich (England) area and on the web at http://www.futureradio.co.uk/Future.m3u. Four 1/2 hours without interruptions, played by Daan Vandewalle beginning at midnight UK time, which corresponds to 7 - 11:30 pm on December 4th Eastern Standard Time. And at any time, listen to a free podcast of Daan introducing the music by clicking here. You'll need iTunes to listen to the podcast; if necessary click here to download it.
December 15 - premiere of new work for cello and piano, Daan Vandewalle / Arne De Force, Handelsbeurs, Ghent
December 17-19 - composition workshop, Palermo
through January 15 - installation, Gardening with John, in exhibition PLAYING JOHN CAGE, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
January 17 - Art's Birthday - Trans Dada Express: international radio celebration of the 90th birthday of Dada, Sudwestrundfunk live performance 8:00 pm, remixing 8:30 pm to midnight (Baden-Baden)
January 18 through early May - in residence at Mills College, Oakland
February 24 - Inner Cities complete, Stockholm new music festival, Daan Vandewalle
March 4 - Alvin Curran Filharmonia concert (A.C., Scanner, and D.J. Olive): Scelsi incontra Luc Ferrari da King Kong. Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, 9:00 pm
March 25 - Improvisation symposium of New York University Music Department, "Current Free Practices in Music and Poetry," New York City
March 26 - concert with Domenico Sciajno, Matt Ostrowski, and Gene Coleman, Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, Manhattan (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), 8:00 pm
March 28- lecture, Peabody School of Music
March 30 - Musica Elettronica Viva concert, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York (West Hall Auditorium, 7:30 PM)
April 21 to May 21 - installation in Hermes' Ear exhibition, Nitrianska gallery, Nitra, Slovakia
May 10 - Events, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, with improvised music by Takehisa Kosugi and Alvin Curran- Auditorio Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4, Rome, 8:45 pm, tel. 899 5000 55
May 15 - concert with Domenico Sciajno: Sonic Grafitti. Etnafest, Catania, Sicily, 9:15 pm
May 26 - concert with the Ensemble Dissonanzen, Maggio dei Monumenti, Chiesa di Santa Caterina di Siena (Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 38), Naples, 8:30 pm
June 1- July 16 - installation, Gardening With John 1.1, at Sonambiente festival in Berlin, in collaboration with Zerynthia . Academie Der Kunste Hanseatenweg (Tiergarten). See video on installation page.
June 13-16 - production of TransDadaExpress 2 –- Extraordinary Renderings, Südwestrundfunk, Baden-Baden
June 21 - Tevereterno solstice event, with Kristin Jones, in Rome
July 1 - Inner Cities complete, concert by Daan Vandewalle at New Music Indaba, Grahamstown, South Africa
July 7 - Inner Cities 12, concert by Daan Vandewalle, Grahamstown, South Africa
June 26 -July 17 - in residence at the Experimental Studio of the Heinrich Strobel Foundation of the SWR, Freiburg
September 10 - Inner Cities complete, concert by Daan Vandewalle at the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Holland
September 14 - concert at the D22 Club, Beijing
September 29 - October 1, Gardening With John 1.1 installation in Zerynthia Editing #4 exhibition, "Immaginando Terre Condivise" - Palazzo Lantieri, Gorizia
October 6-14 - contribution, with Joel Chatabe and others, to Suspended Sounds, a 3-dimensional virtual-reality immersive audio environment of sounds from extinct and endangered species, at Ear to the Earth festival, New York City
October 8 - concert with Cenk Ergün and Fred Frith, for 16th Akbank Jazz Festival, at BABYLON, Sehbender Sokak, No. 3 Asmalimescit –- Tünel Beyoglu, Istanbul, 7:00 pm
October 20-22 - TransDADAexpress 2 installation in MediaSpace 06 exhibit, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart
October 20 - premiere of Oh Brass on the Grass Alas - brass band performance for 300 musicians, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Donaueschingen, Germany; excerpt 1, excerpt 2, excerpt 3, excerpt 4, excerpt 5
October 24 - concert at RAI (Pino Saulo), Via Asiago, transmitted live on RAI Radio 3 and on web radio, 8:30 pm
October 28 - talk, "Musica Fuori le Sale da Concerto," Scuola Popolare di Musica di Testaccio, Rome, 6:00 pm
November 5 - concert for Nuova Consonanza, Villa Aurelia (American Academy of Rome), approx. 9:30 pm
November 8 - rebroadcast of I Dreamt John Cage Yodeling in the Zurich Hauptbahnhof, Swiss radio DRS and on web radio , 8:00 pm
November 16 - rebroadcast of Oh Brass on the Grass Alas on SWR2 radio 11:00 pm
November 18 - concert Transdada Express Rialtosantambrogio Rome
December 15 - Inner Cities complete, concert by Daan Vandewalle, Goteborg Sweden
March 17th - Montevideo/GRIM, Marseilles - duo with Jean-Marc Montera
March 19th - Montevideo/GRIM, Marseilles - Inner Cities complete, Daan Vandewalle
March 25th and 26th - Events, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, with Kosugi and Phil Corner - Rovereto, Italy
March 25th - Nuuk, Greenland - Inner Cities complete, Daan Vandewalle
April 24th - Krems, Austria - the NOE/Danube Festival - concert/installation with the Zeitkratzer Ensemble
April 30th - Montclair State, Montclair New Jersey - concert with MEV
May 3rd - duo with poet Clark Coolidge - Providence, RI (listen to an excerpt)
May 8th (Sunday) - Zorn's Cobra - Bologna, Italy (Angelica Festival)
May 11th (Wednesday) - Ritratti Incrociati - double portrait with Domenico Sciajno- Bologna, Italy (Angelica Festival)
June 7th - RAI, Via Asiago, Roma, Sala B - 40th Rome Anniversary blowout: premiere of Pozzulana
June 17 - Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome - Improvisations on silent films by Stan Brakhage (with Domenico Sciajno).
July 19 - duo with Domenico Sciajno, Kals'Art Festival, Palermo, Italy
photo: Marco Bruni
July 30 - concert-installation, Nora Sonora, at the archeological site of Nora (Cagliari)
September 4 - Shofar II: duo with Domenico Sciajno,
Gaudeamus Week 2005, 20.30 hrs.
Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (MH), Amsterdam, Holland
September 25 - Vindobona Blues - concert-installation, 17.00 - 20.00, Tonspur, Arena 21, Museumsplatz 1, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
October 2, 23.05 hrs - Vindobona Blues on Ö1 Kunstradio, Austria FM, KW, MW Radio 1476, and in 5.1 via OE1DD (listen on line any time)
October 2 through November 20, every Sunday 11.00 - 20.00 - Vindobona Blues sound installation. Tonspur, Arena 21, Museumsplatz 1, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
October 18 - solo concert, 19:00, Štúdio 12, Jakubovo nám. 12, Bratislava
November 5 through January 15 2006 - installation in exhibition PLAYING JOHN CAGE, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
November 5 - performance in PLAYING JOHN CAGE LIVE, 3:00 pm, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
November 22 - Premiere of Saltando in Padella by Alter Ego, Teatro Palladium (Garbatella), Rome
November 26 - concert with Scanner, Gradisca d'Isonzo (Gorizia)
November 30 - concert with erikM dedicated to Luc Ferrari. TonArt, Swiss National Library, Bern (listen)
December 13 - duo with Domenico Sciajno, Venice
December 19th - Montevideo/GRIM, Marseilles - Inner Cities complete, Daan Vandewalle
The creation and edition of a large number of compositions, improvisations,
situations, and hypotheses for making music with modern acoustic instruments
which have little or no feature literature written for them: from bass saxophones
to musical saws, jugs to oboe d'amore, singing tea kettles to piccolos, euphoniums
to thumb pianos, banjos to contrabassoons, hurdy-gurdies to dobroes to sopranino
saxophones etc., for use in concert halls, the street, in the air on water and
for any occasion. Some works will feature one instrument type i.e. 4 bass flutes,
or 3 alto trombones, 5 contrabassoons etc, others will be a fanciful pairing
and mix of instruments as suggested above. The music will be written in such
a way as to offer both professionals and virtuosi as well as beginners and non-reading
musicians compositions to realize. This long term project has been enabled initially
by the Guggenheim Fellowship Program and will be published in a set of volumes
(notebooks) containing about 10 works each.
...is an ongoing solo project begun in 1988 (ELECTRIC RAGS) for Midi Keyboard
Sampler and Laptop...this project makes me constantly update and assemble my
vast sample library and create spontaneous music-performances with 1000's of
selected samples from sounds of music, people, places, and things from all over
the world - literally the world under my fingers!!! Updated versions reflect
current configurations of sampled-sets that interest me...often leading to the
creation of Sound Portraits of People, (John Cage, the art critic Achille Bonito
Oliva, or Zurich street yodeler Alowys Bucher) or even live Double Portraits
with other artists and friends such as Scanner and was planned with Luc Ferrari
(Angelica Festival 05),....
Maritime Rites, Chicago, New Music America
A music-theater project (installation) in specially chosen sites involving hundreds of musicians on land and on water - in a moving choreography of sound and celebration. Walls of highly contoured sonic anarchy and unity outside the Concert Halls. In 2005: Krems, Austria; Nora, Sardinia. In 2006: Donaueschingen. In 2007: Kinsale, Ireland; the slopes of Mount Etna; the Tate Modern. In 2008: Bologna; Groningen. In 2009: Huddersfield. In 2010: Frankfurt Am Main, Huddersfield. In 2011: Koblenz. In 2012: Oporto, New York, Rome, Bologna.
image by Jack Ox of a Curran shofar call
Of all the current projects GridJam kind of leaves the earth completely to return to it, bang! in a very hi-tech way: In Collaboration with artist Jack Ox, programmer Dave Britton and sound-artist Tana Leah, I will be creating the music for this project - to take place in four "cave" environments simultaneously using the highest-speed digital communication systems available for sound and image--where the creation, derivation, and transformation of image from sound and sound from image aims at a completely new paradigm...planning to be seen and heard soon, to be announced.
A constant return to my roots where the Ur-typical horn or horns meets MAX/MSP - an ongoing project nearly 20 years in evolution toward a definitive version - progress in June 2006 and 2007 at the SWR in Freiburg - airings in Jerusalem Jan 2007, New York Feb 2007, Freiburg June 2007, installation San Francisco 2008, Ostia Antica 2009, live in San Francisco March 2009, Tzadik CD 2013...
photo: Claudia Von Alemann