Shortly after finishing his studies Currier composed A Kafka Cantata, a one act monodrama for tenor Paul Sperry. After its premiere in Pittsburgh the music critic ranked it as the #1 classical music event of the year in the city.
Little Fable, from A Kafka Cantata, with Paul Sperry, tenor, Nathan Currier conducting
Around this time he also began a long collaboration with harpist Marie-Pierre Langlamet, harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic. This led to his writing a wide variety of works with harp, such as the chamber works A Sambuca Sonata, recorded on the Chandos label, Possum Wakes from Playing Dead, commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic, A Nursery Sleep, commissioned by Concert Artists Guild, and his quintet Thirty Little Pictures of Time Passing, premiered as part of the Berlin Philharmonic’s chamber music series.