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Everything at Stake
Truth, multiplicity and the piano in the works of Alvin Curran and Reinier van Houdt

By Tobias Fischer

The piano has always been at the core of Alvin Curran's oeuvre. Granted, you'd expect a statement like that from the liner notes to a collection of his piano pieces. In this case, however, he's said so himself, in a candid interview with sound artist Andrew Liles: "It’s the focal point and kind of a totem for all my work in music." Certainly, thanks in part to a cycle like "Inner Cities", which spans twenty years of his career, it has become a sort of constant in a catalogue with very few constants, the perfect tool for a composer who likes to think beyond tools. Still, the bond between Curran and the piano has always been one of attraction and repulsion....



released May 14, 2019

Composed by Alvin Curran
Piano by Reinier van Houdt
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Kees van de Wiel

Recorded at Willen Twee Studios, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 22-23 january 2019.

Production by Martijn Comes
Graphic design by Rutger Zuydervelt
Liner notes by Tobias Fischer

Moving Furniture Records
Contemporary Series
This is release MFRC001




Moving Furniture Records Amsterdam

Moving Furniture Records is a label based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands specialized in releasing experimental electronic run by Sietse van Erve, started in October 2008.

We are mostly interested in drones, minimalist, microtonal and field-recordings music.
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