November 19 open 19h00 start 19h30 Kaohsiung City Taiwan Lotus Art Gallery Cochlea Festival

Sunday November 19 2017 open 19h00 start 19h30
Carl performs as the closing event for the Cochlea Experimental Music Festival in Taiwan. Look out for a solo performance as well as a duo with the redoubtable Tania Chen. Details coming soon.

Artists:

  • Carl Stone
  • Tania Chen

Advance: 300 TWD Same Day: 400 TWD

Lotus Art Gallery
Kaohsiung City, Fengshan District, Wenheng Road, no.457, 2F
Kaohsiung City Taiwan

December 1 Madeira PT MADEIRADiG

Friday December 1 2017
Carl performs at the MADEIRADiG Festival, on the island of Madeira, situated equidistant from both Portugal and Morocco.

More details coming soon, but meanwhile please consider:

The MADEIRADIG Festival is a unique adventure in extraordinary music. Each December the Portuguese island – celebrated as a ‘paradise island’ and ‘floating garden’ – is transformed into a hotbed of digital art and culture. This is an avant garde journey through the world of serious music

While the rest of Europe is cold and dreary, experience some of the most formidable avant garde musicians in the world and stay in a gorgeous design hotel located on a clifftop in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. This intimate festival on the mountainous volcanic island of Madeira features a stunning and unsurpassable line-up, a landscape to match and wonderful spring temperatures.

Artists:

  • Carl Stone
  • The Necks
  • Greg Fox
  • Maja S.K. Ratkje
  • Laraaji
  • Rhy Chatham
  • Ectoplasm Girls

Madeira PT

http://www.madeiradig.com/
http://digitalinberlin.eu/

December 8 & 9 open 18h00 start 18h30 Nagoya JP Nagoya Science Museum Planetarium The Edge of Infinity


Friday December 8 2017 open 18h00 start 18h30
This December 8 & 9, a special two-evening media art event at the world’s largest planetarium, featuring three new collaborative works on the theme “The Edge of Infinity.” This event has been conceived and especially designed for the unique immersive environment of the Nagoya Planetarium, with its high-resolution projection system and multi-channel sound. Artists Carl Stone, Tomohiro Ueshiba and Yuichi Ito, all members of the faculty of Chukyo University’s Media Department, join with special guest UCNV and Takehisa Mashimo, along with Planetarium Director Katsuhiro Mohri as navigator. The program debuts on Friday December 8th and repeats Saturday December 9th. THIS is an event you will not want to miss!

Artists:

  • Yuichi Itou – 井藤 雄一 (image & sound)
  • Tomohiro Ueshiba 上芝 智裕 (image & sound)
  • Carl Stone カール・ストーン (sound)
  • Takeuhisa Mashimo 真下 武久 (image & sound)
  • ucnv (image)
  • Katsuhiro Mohri (narration and navigation)

Regular: 1500 yen Students 800 yen

Nagoya Science Museum Planetarium
Sakae 2-17-1 Naka-ku Nagoya Aichi (inside Shirakawa Park)
Nagoya JP
052-201-4486
Map (English) at here
http://www.ncsm.city.nagoya.jp/visit/attraction/event/2017/post_449.html

December 17 open 19h00 start 20h00 Tokyo Kiyosumishirakawa private home

Photo: Samantha Gore

Sunday December 17 2017 open 19h00 start 20h00
カール・ストーン/Carl Stone (electronics)
赤い日ル女/AKAIHIRUME (voice)

return to Kiyosumishirakawa

for a special performance: いつはどこへ/flow

The event takes place throughout a wonderfully designed, 3-story private home.
please contact us for more information and the address of the event:

   akaihirume@gmail.com
   subject:DEC17_2017

Artists:

  • カール・ストーン/Carl Stone (electronics)
  • 赤い日ル女/AKAIHIRUME (voice)

private home
please send email for address and directions
Tokyo Kiyosumishirakawa

akaihirume@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/339737853155904/

December 23 open 19h00 start 20h00 Tokyo Roppongi Japan SuperDeluxe Tokyo Noise Theater Ⅱ


Saturday December 23 2017 open 19h00 start 20h00
Carl and saxophonist Yasuaki Shimizu, the duo that electrified the Aichi Triennale back in 2013, reunite for a special performance at Tokyo’s SuperDeluxe, as the closing act for the Tokyo Noise Theater Ⅱ festival. In addition to a great line up of musicians for the show, Akiko Nakayama will be doing her amazing live painting during the entire evening. This is Carl’s final performance for 2017 – if you are anywhere near Tokyo you should try to make it!

Artists:

  • Live:
  • ・Yasuaki Shimizu × Carl Stone
  • ・Hair Stylistics × Foodman
  • ・Party Killers! (Jin Harada + Suppa Micro ・Pamchopp + Shogo Haraguchi)
  • Alive Painting:
  • ・Akiko Nakayama
  • DJ:
  • ・Dj healthy

adv. 2800円 / door 3300円

SuperDeluxe
3-1-25-B1F Nishi-Azabu Minato-ku
Tokyo Roppongi Japan
03-5412-0515
Map (English) at here
Map (Japanese) at here
https://www.super-deluxe.com/room/4396/

The Wire Reviews Realistic Monk at Cafe Oto for its Historic 400th Issue

“Drones and soundscapes in the cosy interior of Cafe Oto are the ideal counterpoint to a dank early spring afternoon in London, but the real draw that’s brought so many out are solo and combined performances by two innovating musicians…put the two together, the soft and subtle crafting of Miki Yui and the popped out veins of Carl Stone’s heavyweight sample manipulations and you have Realistic Monk, the unlikely two halves of a circle.”

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Zurkonic Reviews Our Brooklyn Concert March 2017

“I’ve never been moved to jump out of my seat at the end of the performance but I’ll be damned if I didn’t even realize I was standing until I had been clapping rapturously along with the rest of the crowd for a couple minutes.

“The show’s last piece would be the one that solidified Stone as a master of the craft. What unfolded onstage was both sonically accessible and temporally exhaustive as the singer (Akaihirume) and the composer entered into what could be described as an esoteric and aural courting dance that entranced the entire audience.

“I’ve never been one to really romanticize the idea of traveling with a band around the country, but if Carl Stone ever gets the mainstream recognition that elder statesmen like Steve Reich and Philip Glass enjoy, then I might find myself on some strange trip to have my preconceptions about music challenged at every chance.”

Read the full review here.

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Latest Release Gets Picked by The Wire as Best Album of the Year 2016 (Archival Category)

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“West Coast composer Carl Stone was one of the first to plug in to the possibilities of digital synthesizers, samplers and effects. Electronic Music included “Shibucho”, an audacious sample flip of The Temptations’ My Girl that connects Steve Reich’s Come Out to Chicago footwork, and two explorations of the possibilities of the Buchla synth. Julian Cowley said “While Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa were flamboyantly promoting sample based hip-hop, and Joh Oswald was openly flaunting the art of plunderphonics, Carl Stone developed his own idiosyncratic take on sonic bricolage.”

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Boomkat Loves Our New Release and Makes Us Laugh Telling Us So

“lights up our pleasure centres like a quid in a fruit machine, using a palette of eastern-tuned scales, processed vocals and pop samples to conjure a majorly playful array of idiosyncratic, angular and intriguing arrangements that resonate with Robert Ashley’s mercurial cut-ups as much as The Automatics Group’s incisive dance pop detournements and the proto-glitch music of Nicolas Collins. 

It’s all totally new to us and feels like somebody just opened a big skylight onto our listening lives, flooding us with new sensations between the baroque computer music of Sukhothai (1977) and the wormholing drone of Chao Praya (1973), taking in the soothingly ethereal Shing Kee (1986) and strobing structure of Don II Jang (1982), along with the haunting nocturnal transition of Kuk Il Kwan (1981) to lay out whole new worlds before your ears.”

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