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Alvin CurranSolo Works: The 70's

Label:New World Records – 80713-2
Format:
3 x CD, Compilation
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Classical
Style:Experimental

Tracklist

Songs And Views From The Magnetic Garden (Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico)
1-1I
Performer, Recorded By, Mixed ByAlvin Curran
26:42
1-2II
Performer, Recorded By, Mixed ByAlvin Curran
23:14
Light Flowers Dark Flowers (Fiori Chiari Fiori Oscuri)
2-1I
Engineer [Sound]Rodolfo Grappa
Performer, Mixed ByAlvin Curran
24:48
2-2II
Engineer [Sound]Rodolfo Grappa
Performer, Mixed ByAlvin Curran
26:50
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2-3Canti Illuminati I
Engineer [Sound]Nicola Bernardini
Voice, Synthesizer, TapeAlvin Curran
26:19
3-1Canti Illuminati II19:00
The Works
3-2I
Engineer [Sound]Paul Martinson
25:34
3-3II
Engineer [Sound]Paul Martinson
19:42
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Songs and Views from the Magnetic Garden (Canti e Vedute del Giardino Magnetico) (1973) performed, recorded and mixed in Alvin Curran's studio loft, via dell'Orso 28, Rome.
Light Flowers Dark Flowers (Fiori Chiari Fiori Oscuri) (1974) performed and mixed in 1975 in the studios of RCA Italiana in Rome.
Canti Illuminati (1977) Part 1 recorded February-March 1982 on via dell'Orso; Part 2 recorded at the composer's studio on via dell'Orso, Rome and at Mammuth Studios, Rome, February-March 1982. Note that the composer chose to reverse these two parts on the present CD set from their order on the original LP.
The Works (1976) performed and mixed on February 24, 1980, at Sound 80 Studios in Minneapolis.

Digital premastering and editing for this edition supervised by the composer.
Digital mastering: SoundByte Productions, Inc. NYC
Cover photo: Curran performing "Il Giardino Magnetico" at the Beat 72 in Rome, 1973.
LP covers for "Il Giardino Magnetico" and "Fiori Chiari Fiori Oscuri" are original artwork.
LP cover for "The Works: Al's Lunch", an assemblage by Edith Schloss courtesy of Ingher Gallery, New York.
LP cover for "Canti Illuminati: Untamed", oil, 1981-82 (from "The Peaceable Kingdom").

This recording was made possible by a grant from the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust.

Thanks to Simone Carella and Ulisse Benedetti of Beat 72 for launching this entire project; Edith Schloss for her inspired artwork; and Susan Levinstein for curating the historical and visual elements surrounding the current edition.
Special thanks to Tim Page for his continued encouragement of these early works.

Ⓟ&© 2010 Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

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