Alvin Curran’s Inner Cities

Sunday, November 15, 2015
3:00 PM
Free Event!
Daan Vandewalle (piano)


The Roundhouse
181 Roundhouse Mews | google map

Concession opens at 2:00 pm | Concert starts at 3:00 pm
FREE!  General Admission seating.


“…an utterly moving statement: a heavenly undulation akin to the nature of the tides, and a growing tidal wave brewing into a full-blown tsunami.” – Randy Nordschow, NewMusicBox review of Daan Vandewalle’s recording of Inner Cities


Immerse yourself in sound: this fantastic performance is a tour de force. Come for just one portion, or stay for the full four and a half hours. Alvin Curran’s notes to the piece reference the sound of Thelonius Monk detuning time; of Steve Lacy playing his soprano sax with his left leg; of accidentally stepping on Dietrich Fischer Dieskau’s foot backstage. Pianist Daan Vandewalle (Ghent, Belgium) made the canonical recording of this rarely-heard masterpiece.

It’s a rare chance to catch this modern masterpiece live.  Don’t miss it!





Sponsored by the Lloyd-Carr Harris Foundation




Alvin Curran (born 1938)
Inner Cities for solo piano

Inner Cities 1Inner Cities 2
Inner Cities 3 (For Toy Piano)
Inner Cities 4: In Memorian Lou Harrison
Inner Cities 5: For Kathy Supove
— short break —
Inner Cities 6+7: For Ted Distler
Inner Cities 7.5: For Trisha Brown
Inner Cities 8: For Eve Egoyan
Inner Cities 9: For Reinier Van Houdt
— short break —
Inner Cities 10: for Daan Vandewalle
Inner Cities 11: Aglio, Oglio, Peperoncino Blues (For Frederic Rzewski)


Free! Come for just one section, or stay for the full four and a half hours.