Episode 12: MAKING YOURSELF DISAPPEAR - with Alvin Curran
And now for the big finale. Alvin Curran has been at the forefront of challenging musical convention for over half a century. His work has pushed back against the institutional stranglehold on culture, encouraging anybody to make music, anywhere and with anybody. A dominant tendency in his oeuvre has been finding new ways to activate spaces and cultivate active listening and music making. His recent sound installation Omnia Flumina Romam Ducunt serves as an entry point into a wide-ranging discussion encompassing many aspects of his long career. This episode features mainly compositions by Alvin Curran. A large portion is built upon binaural field-recordings made during the finissage of Omnia Flumina Romam Ducunt at the Terme di Caracalla, ancient Roman bathes which served as the location for this stunning work. Headphone listening recommended. Find more, including tracklist, at www.acloserlisten.com. Sound Propositions should be available wherever you get your podcasts, so please keep an eye out and subscribe (and rate and review, it helps others who might be interested find us). New episodes will be published every two weeks (more or less). You can support Sound Propositions on Patreon if you are so inclined (and since today is my birthday, I’d be extra grateful for the support). One of the rewards for supporting the podcast in this way is access to vocal-free versions of the episodes, that is, more traditional mixes, as well as other benefits for higher tiers of support, including custom made mixes, soundscapes, and collages.