Charles Curtis is a performer and composer of a wide variety of music, with particular emphasis on the avant-garde. Curtis is most strongly associated with minimalism, modern classical, and so-called "downtown music."
A graduate of Juilliard School, Curtis has since been involved with the music department at Princeton University and at the University of California, San Diego. He has served as Professor of Contemporary Music Performance at UCSD since 2000, where he serves as artistic director for the chamber music series Camera Lucida.
Curtis has studied under such masters as vocalist Pandit Pran Nath and composer La Monte Young and still regularly records and performs. He has also worked closely with composers such as Eliane Radigue and Alvin Lucier.
|With King Missile
|Ultra White Violet Light
|With Charles Curtis Trio
|With King Missile.
|With Anthony Burr and composer Alvin Lucier.
|With composer Eliane Radigue.
|Bach: An Imaginary Dance
|Clarinet and String Quartet
|With Anthony Burr, Graeme Jennings, Garcia Ouzounian, Che-Yen Chen, and composer Morton Feldman.
|With Petr Kotik, SEM Ensemble, and composer Alvin Lucier.
|With Anthony Burr and composers Alvin Lucier and Morton Feldman.
|Performances & Recordings 1998–2018
- Charles Curtis UCSD faculty page
- Charles Curtis main page at Squealer Music
- Biography at Kunst im Regenbogenstadl