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Episode 12: MAKING YOURSELF DISAPPEAR - with Alvin Curran
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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.

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Sound Propositions
Sound Propositions features conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Each episode combines interviews with music, field-recordings, and experimental sound design.
For fans of experimental music, field-recording, drone, electro-acoustic, ambient, modern composition, and other contemporary electronic music genres.
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