It is ironic, then, that Currier's work sparked controversy having no direct bearing on the scientific one, when the orchestra stopped playing in the middle of the concert, claiming it was heading into overtime. The interrupted premiere gave rise to litigation, only fully resolved in 2017, more than a decade after the event.

Since his troubles with Gaian Variations Currier has led a more varied artistic life, as in his recently engaging in a collaborative effort with painter Suzan Woodruff on a series of "moving paintings," painting-films in which Currier creates films from footage of Woodruff painting, and sets his music to the visual imagery.

This moving painting, Looming Atmospheres, uses the thematic material of Gaian Variations:

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