November 21 open 19h00 start 20h00 Tokyo Nishi-Azabu Japan Super Deluxe

Wednesday November 21 2018 open 19h00 start 20h00
Realistic Monk (Carl Stone + Miki Yui), just back from a successful tour in Europe and celebrating the release of their first album, make their Super Deluxe debut. Realistic Monk focuses on sounds that are so fragile that they move at the edge of perception and encourage the listeners to listen very carefully. Also on the bill, 尾島由郎&柴野さつき!

前売/Advance: ¥2,500 | 当日/Door: ¥3,000 ドリンク別/Plus drink


  • Realistic Monk (Carl Stone + Miki Yui)
  • Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano (尾島由郎&柴野さつき)
  • [DJ] Yusaku Arai (荒井優作 )

advance: 2500 yen, same day 3000 yen

Super Deluxe
3-1-25-B1F Nishi-Azabu Minato-ku
Tokyo Nishi-Azabu Japan
Map (English) at here
Map (Japanese) at here

November 30 6 PM Chicago IL Lampo Annex

Friday November 30 2018 6 PM
An artist-talk preview for the next night’s performance at the Graham Foundation in Chicago. Carl describes his early days as a composer and explains how he came to some of his techniques, including his “Sukothai” process.


Lampo Annex
Monadnock Building, 53 W. Jackson Blvd. #1656
chicago IL

December 1st 8 PM Chicago IL The Graham Foundation

Saturday December 1 2018 8 PM
Carl returns to Chicago after twelve years to perform as part of the great LAMPO series, at the The Graham Foundation’s Madlener House. The Graham Foundation occupies a beautiful mansion built in 1901, and the performances will be on the building’s third floor, in the former ballroom. It’s a wide-open room, wood floors, high ceiling, rand an excellent sound system. The concert is free, so it is recommended you reserve as soon as possible.

The Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Chicago IL

December 8 open 19h30 start 20h00 Tokyo Shinjuku Sanchome JP Shinjuku Pit Inn

Saturday December 8 2018 open 19h30 start 20h00
Carl joins Altered States as part of that trio’s annual three day event at Shinjuku Pit Inn (アルタードステイツ年末恒例3デイズ) This year the venerated and venerable trio that is approaching its 30th anniversary in the next year or so is inviting a number of guest artists to join them onstage for the celebration. For the third and final evening, Carl will improvise soundtracks to a live imaginary film (itself improvised visually by SASAKI Hideaki).


  • ALTERED STATES (アルタードステイツ)
  • SASAKI Hideaki improvised visuals (ササキヒデアキ 映像)
  • CARL STONE (カールストーン) laptop
  • NAKAMURA Toshimaru 中村としまる no input mixer
  • ISHIBASHI Eiko voice etc (石橋英子 ピアノ、ヴォーカル他)

Shinjuku Pit Inn
2-12-4 B1F Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Tokyo Shinjuku Sanchome JP

March 21-24 time tba Knoxville TN Big Ears Festival 2019

Thursday March 21 2019 time tba
Carl joins the fun at this year’s Big Ears festival. The lineup is again unlike any other in the country, mixing an audacious slate of special programs, central themes, and world premieres with powerful sets from some of music’s most compelling new voices. Big Ears 2019 will turn Knoxville into one of the world’s creative epicenters for a remarkable long weekend, March 21-24

More information:
TWITTER: @BigEarsFestival
FACEBOOK: Search @BigEarsFestival

Ticket Information:
Knoxville TN

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.”

Read the full review here

Go to The Wire here

Holy smokes! You can download the entire set here