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Composer: Curran, Alvin (b. 1937)

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Year of birth1937
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Trisha Brown Dance Company at New York Live Arts

Son of Gone Fishin' © Lois Greenfield
Rachel Rizzuto reviews the Trisha Brown Dance Company's three older pieces, including Son of Gone Fishin' and a more recent piece, Rogues at New York Live Arts.
***11
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Bruce Brubaker plays Alvin Curran at Kings Place

Bruce Brubaker; photo by Hatice Nazan Isik
Sixteen minutes of mercilessly pummelling the piano keys, alternating shimmering, dissonant chords between right and left hands, as fast as humanly possible or maybe slightly faster. This fleet, beguiling whoosh of texture left the Kings Place audience in no doubt as to Bruce Brubaker’s technical prowess, nor his astonishingly delicate, sensitive touch at the keyboard.
****1
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