Alvin Curran - Natural History

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A Natural History Part 1
B Natural History Part 2

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  • Copyright (c) – Black Truffle Records
  • Mastered At – Dubplates & Mastering
  • Lacquer Cut At – Dubplates & Mastering


  • Design – Stephen O'Malley
  • Liner Notes – Alvin Curran
  • Mastered By, Lacquer Cut By – Rashad Becker
  • Photography By [Inner Gatefold Photos] – Susan Levenstein
  • Photography By [Other Photos] – Alvin Curran
  • Producer [Cassette Edition Produced By] – Rolf Langebartels


Mowing the Lawn, Providence RI, ca.1980
Starlings en masse, Lungotevere, Rome, ca. 1980
"Electric Iron" electronic music from a Serge synthesiser, ca. 1980
Cicadas in olive groves, La Serra di Lerici, Italy, early 1970
Maritime Rites ship horn mix, Port of Amsterdam, Bay of La Spezia, 1982
Fireworks Little Italy NYC, Fourth of July 1983
"Jump Rope" children toys - Found by Melissa Gould on Canal St. NYC.
"Tunnel Loops" in Lerici with children calling, 1969
Loon, Burckhardt House, Searsmont Maine, late 1970's
"Open Mix" for Monumenti, Alte Oper Frankfurt, with jump rope toys, 1980
Pile Drivers, World Trade Center, NYC, 1968-69, with children in tunnel
Via St. Elisabetta, Florence - woman singing, Bells of the Duomo, 1968
Rome footsteps at night , dripping toilet and water inside moving train
For Horns at Battery Park NYC, 1982

Large fly caught in a window pane, La Serra di Lerici, 1970
Piano Tuning with dog barking, Rome studio (via Vestri), 1978
Peacock calling - Tuscan farm, hippy collective, 1978
Hoopoe (Upapa bird), Tuscan farm, 1978
Demolition of a building in central Frankfurt, early 1980's
Fog horns with slowly arriving ship, Battery Park, NYC, 1982
Bingo Game in Florence Italy, early 1980's
Small chorus singing unison f/fsharp, Rome 1975
Footsteps with train coupling, Minnesota train yards, 1980
Chorus unison
Train Wheels - Port of Geneva, 1980
Chorus unison, peepers, monoplane landing, dog barking, stream at Harmony Ranch, Connecticut, 1972

Originally released in 1983 as a cassette on Edition Giannozzo, Berlin
Cassette edition produced by [...], Giannozzo Gallery, Berlin

Inner gatefold photos by [...] (photos include the fortress at San Juan Porto Rico,
MEV's Glass Piano, sound installation, Rome 2015, AC in roof garden, 2014, Italy,
Lighthouse and shadow of bird, Lady Elliott Island, Australia, park in central Beijing, Sea Turtle, Culebra Porto Rico, 2013)

Other photos by [...] (Gardening with John sound-installation Orto Botanico Brera, Milano, 2015,
sketches for Rose of Beans 2, Double Rainbow, Via Pascal Rome, Italy, 2012)

Mastered and cut by [...] at D&M, Berlin March 2016

© 2016 Black Truffle Records BT022

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Alvin Curran Natural History ‎(Cass, Album) Edition Giannozzo Berlin none Germany 1983
Art into Life 014 Alvin Curran Natural History ‎(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE) Art Into Life Art into Life 014 Japan 2016


Alvin Curran - Natural History
Artist: Alvin Curran
Album's name: Natural History
Label: Black Truffle ‎– BT022
Type: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Remastered
Country: Australia
Date of released: 02 Sep 2016
Category: Electronic
Style: Free Improvisation, Abstract, Musique Concrète, Field Recording, Experimental
Size: 1245 mb