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Eric Baudelaire and Alvin Curran: When There is No Music To Write

Friday 24 April
Spike Island, 18:00 — 20:30

Saturday 25 April
Spike Island, 12:00 — 17:00

Sunday 26 April
Spike Island, 12:00 — 17:00

A two-person exhibition by artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire and avant-garde composer Alvin Curran. Curated in collaboration with French music historian Maxime Guitton, the exhibition includes a new film commission exploring how Curran’s life and work intersects with the radical political movements emerging in Italy, and around the world, during the 1970s. The film will be presented alongside a series of sculptures by Curran – including a self-playing piano suspended from the ceiling and an ‘instrumentarium’ of found musical instruments – and an archival display put together by the Marseille-based music historian Maxime Guitton focusing on the improvisational music group Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), which Curran co-founded in 1966.

Eric Baudelaire is a visual artist who lives and works in Paris, with a research-based practice incorporating photography, printmaking and video. He is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Marcel Duchamp prize.

Alvin Curran is an American composer based in Rome who has realized a long and fruitful career as a composer/performer/ installation artist, writer, and teacher in the American experimental music tradition. His music, whether chamber works, radio-art, large-scale environmental theater, or solo performance, embraces all sounds, all spaces, and all people.

Eric Baudelaire

Eric Baudelaire is a visual artist who lives and works in Paris, with a research-based practice incorporating photography, printmaking and video. He is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Marcel Duchamp prize. More