A pioneer of live electronic music and one of America's most adventurous composers, Alvin Curran has been walking his own eclectic path since the late 1960's. The range and scope of his work is enormous, and unprecedented. Few composers have as many interests, or as much wit. This special compilation takes us on a whirlwind tour of fifteen of his most productive years (1987-2002), capturing both live and studio performances from around the world. Featuring a seductive work for chorus and ensemble, an incredible piece for eleven of the world's largest and loudest musical instruments (shiphorns), an electroacoustic tribute to John Cage using the sound of his laughter and the purring of Merce Cunningham's cat and much, much more. This long overdue release will surely confirm Alvin Curran as one of America's most courageous and outrageous musical mavericks.
01 Toto Angelica 02 Muksic is not Music 03 Maritime Rites-Wasserkorso 04 For MG 05 In Hora Mortis 06 Endangered Species 07 Pittura Fresca 08 Inner Cities 2 09 Erat Verbum John 10 Romulus and Remus make a Ruckus 11 Return to Sender