June 14 6:30 PM Hobart AUS The Hanging Garden Dark Mofo

Wednesday June 14 2023 Time:6:30 PM
Carl’s Australia debut, and it’s at the amazing Dark Mofo Festival in Tasmania. Dark Mofo is the winter version of the MONA FOMA festival, also held in Tasmania. With many of its events taking place at night, it celebrates the darkness of the southern winter solstice and features many musical acts, large scale light installations and a winter feast. The evening will present avant-garde electronics, sampling, and percussion to unveil a new musical language. Also on the bill: Rama Parwata and Lydian Dunbar. Curated by Lawrence English / Room40


$49 + BF

The Hanging Garden
155-157 Liverpool St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

WEB: https://darkmofo.net.au/program/borderlands-ii
IG: #dark_mofo

June 25 19h00 Tokyo Shibuya SUPER DOMMUNE

Sunday 19h00 June 25 2023
Carl Stone and Ken Ikeda talk about their new release LP release DAM, on the Experimental Rooms label. DAM was recorded in an enormous underground cistern in the mountains of Niigata Prefecture. After the talk there will be a live in-studio performance. Both the talk and the performance will be available to a live audience as well as streamed on the internet on the DOMMUNE video channel. Details to come soon!


Creative Studio, 9F, 15-1, 15-1 Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0042
PARCO Creative Studio, 9F,
150-0042 15-1 東京都渋谷区 宇田川町
Map (English) at here
WEB: https://www.dommune.com/

July 4 open 18h30 start 19h00 Tokyo Suginami JP Suginami Kokaido Small Hall

Tuesday July 4 2023 open 18h30 start 19h00
New program featuring Tokyo Gen’On Project 
with guests Yasuaki Shimizu (tenor saxophone) and Carl Stone (laptop)

–Yasuaki Shimizu: Carl’s Wild Garden(Seeds, Rain, Work, Be Flat)(2012), Suiren (1982), Asa (2005)
-Improvisation by Yasuaki Shimizu and Carl Stone
–John Zorn: from Ecomia – five pieces for piano solo (2018)
–Anthony Braxton: Composition 131
–Dror Feiler: new piece

Supported by: The Nomura Foundation, Japan Arts Council, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Arts Council Tokyo, Japan Chamber Music Foundation

Advance: ¥3000, Same Day ¥3500 (discounts for students available)

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Suginami Kokaido Small Hall
(1-23-15 Kami-ogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
+81 50-5532-5022 (weekdays 11:00-18:00)
Map (English) at here
Map (Japanese) here
WEB: https://tokyogenonproject.net/?p=1005
WEB: https://tokyogenonproject.net/?p=988

July 7 7:30 PM Leeds UK Wharf Chambers

Friday 7:30 PM July 7 2023
Heinous Whining presents Carl – a bar and multi-use venue in the centre of Leeds run by a workers’ co-op in partnership with a members’ club. We aim to provide an inclusive and affordable space for music, art, film, politics and discussion that brings together people from communities across Leeds.


Sliding scale

Wharf Chambers

WEB: https://wharfchambers.org/event/carl-stone-petronn-sphene-game_program-pressure-cooker-relief-valve/
WEB: https://wharfchambers.org/

July 8 7PM Open 8PM Start Edinburgh Scotland The Queen’s Hall

Saturday 7PM Open 8PM Start July 8 2023
Songwriter James Yorkston’s gloriously eclectic nights of music and sounds have made a new home at The Queen’s Hall and Carl Stone will be featured in the spectacle of the main Hall, along with an eclectic mix with two other artists, singer/songwriter Susan Bear and Lomond Campbell, an artist who often incorporates sculpture, engineering, product design and visual art into his music.

“I just try and mix things up, keeping the line-ups interesting, not one particular genre or theme to a night… A lot of the people I ask to play are friends who I’ve known for years, or just people I’ve met on the road whose music has taken to me. When programming, I start with Who would I like to see play? and work from there…” (James Yorkston)



The Queen’s Hall
85-89 Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh
Map (English) at here
WEB: https://www.thequeenshall.net/whats-on/tae-sup-queens
WEB: https://www.thequeenshall.net/
IG: #queens_hall/
Twitter: queens_hall

July 13-15 8 PM London UK Cafe Oto

Thursday 8 PM July 13 2023
w/ guests Scanner, Vicki Bennett, Miki Yui, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Silvia Kastel, Emily Bick from The Wire: Adventures In Modern Music, Bradford Bailey from The Hum.
Music, interviews, panel talks, DJs and more!


3-day Pass: £20 (Members), £32 (non-member advance).

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Cafe Oto
18–22 Ashwin street, Dalston London E8 3DL

Map (English) at here
WEB: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/carl-stone-at-70-three-day-residency/

July 18 20h00 Bristol UK The Cube

Tuesday 20h00 July 18 2023
Carl’s Bristol debut, taking place as one of the esteemed QWAK club series at The Cube, the premiere experimental cinema and event venue in the city. Will this be the place where Carl offers a sneak preview of a new sound and image work? Stop by and find out!

20 GBP

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The Cube
Dove Street South
[off top-left of King Square]
Kingsdown Bristol

Map (English) at here
WEB: https://cubecinema.com/programme/event/carl-stone,13100/

July 23 14h00 Helsinki Finland Lonna Island Odysseus Festival

Sunday 14h00 July 23 2023
Carl returns to Finland to perform as part of the great Odysseus summer festival, produced by WeJazz and taking place on Lonna Island. The festival runs from July 21 to 23 and has an incredible lineup. Carl performs on the final day, and shares the bill with an eclectic lineup that includes Fennesz, Buck Curran and many more.


Various ticket plans available

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Lonna Island
WEB: https://odysseusfestival.fi/
WEB: https://odysseusfestival.fi/info/
IG: #wejazzhelsinki/
Twitter: wejazzhelsinki

WAT DONG MOON LEK Makes The Wire’s REWIRE -Best of 2022

Once again we’re honored to be included in The Wire’s “REWIRE” Best of 2022 list. This release on Unseen Worlds keeps Carl’s unbroken streak going since 2016.
“Carl Stone is a half-century into his career – so how is it that his music still sounds fresh? Wat Dong Moon Lek sees the West Coast composer working in Max/MSP, taking scraps from disparate genres – pop, country, jazz – and pasting them into anarchic, hook-packed pop collages. Claire Biddles said: ‘The tracks are all made so methodicallty, and yet there’s such alchemy here, each track feeling fizzy and alaive with potential directions.'”

BoomKat Reviews Wat Dong Moon Lek

Boomkat Product Review:

Avant-garde computer music pioneer Carl Stone’s newest is a Max/MSP powered deep dive into unsettled dreamworld sampledelica, warping pitch-fuct pop garbles into hiccuping noise spirals and quasi-techno ethno-pop bumpers. Properly off the dial material that sounds like a plunderphonic take on the Sublime Frequencies catalog, or ABBA reworked by Oval.

‘Wat Dong Moon Lek’ might be the oddest missive we’ve heard yet from Stone. The Californian computer music vanguard has long been notable for his dissections of electronics, minimalism, world music and hip-hop, and this latest set melts his history into a barely discernible soup of chattering drums, veiled vocals and stuttered melodies. “Stone ‘plays’ his source material in the way Terry Riley’s ‘In C’ ‘plays’ an ensemble,” reads the press release – and it’s not far off the mark. There’s a freewheeling charm and humor to Stone’s approach that’s hard not to love, it’s uncompromising and deliciously bonkers, but struck thru with a level of knuckle-crack’d expertise that lifts it a few inches from the ground at all times.

At its best, ‘Wat Dong Moon Lek’ sounds like a shortwave radio interrupting a skipping J-pop CD: almost aggrevatingly loopy but texturally inviting at the same time. And while the music is assisted and driven by software, it sounds organic and human, as if Stone is answering the ubiquitous algorithmic playlist age with an arched eyebrow and a double helping of glitchy mischief. Whether you’re into John Oswald, Farmers Manual, DJ Screw or Steve Reich, this one’s for you.


Out now: Carl Stone – We Jazz Reworks, Vol. 2

We Jazz Records presents the second volume of their reworks albums dealing with source material from the Helsinki-based label’s catalog. This time around, it’s Carl Stone’s turn to tackle the source albums at hand and filter the label’s output through his musical lens.

We Jazz Reworks is an idea that repurposes some of the label’s output 10 albums at a time. That is, the label invites producers whose music they love on board, and one by one, they tackle 10 albums worth of source material, of which they are free to use as much or as little as they choose. The series evolves chronologically, so this volume being number two, the source material is pulled from We Jazz LPs numbers 11 through 20. The artist has complete freedom.

Volume 2 in the series happens with Carl Stone, a legendary figure in creative music. His career spans decades of unlimited musical innovation. Stone’s recent output on Unseen Worlds, the label who has also been instrumental in issuing some of his remarkable earlier work, ranks among the most original art of our time and renders notions such as “genre” virtually meaningless.

Here, We Jazz originals by Terkel Nørgaard, OK:KO, Jonah Parzen-Johnson and more are met here with a fresh sense of discovery, spun around and delivered ready for the turntable once again.

Carl Stone says:

“It was wonderful that We Jazz gave me carte blanche to work with any materials from the set of ten releases in its catalog. This freedom to work with everything could have been a mixed blessing though, as it could be a challenge to try to deal with so much musical information. In the end I did what I almost always do: Let my intuition be my guide and to seize upon any musical items that seemed to fit into an overall approach.”

“To make a new piece I usually start with an extended period of what really is just playing, the way a child plays with toys. Experimentation without necessary expectation, leading to (hopefully) discovery of things of musical interest, then figuring out a way to craft and shape these into a structured piece of music. Each track uses a different approach, which I found along the way during this play period.”

This conceptual approach becomes complete with the design, in which album graphics are treated in a similar fashion, reworking what’s there. This time around, the artwork is reinvented by Tuomo Parikka, a regular cover collage contributor for the We Jazz Magazine.


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There’s a dizzying good new @carlstone album coming on May 20; it’s no spoiler to say that admirers of Stone’s jumpy digital pop fantasias should not hesitate. Steve Smith, Night After Night

Wat Dong Moon Lek is Stone’s latest distinctive, Characterful, and playful take on sound collage, a followup equal to 2020’s thrilling Stolen Car…There is an infinite quality to the work…much alchemy here, each track feeling fizzy and alive with potential directions. There are so many moments that make me want to dance, or stand up and applaud. It’s clever, effervescent and gloriously fun. – The Wire, June 2022 issue




New Album Preorder Switched ON – Listen Here

New Carl Stone album coming soon! The We Jazz label in Finland turned Carl loose in their archives for some of his patented sampling psychosis. Carte blanche y’all! The release is a curacao blue transparent vinyl edition. Inside out matte sleeve, corner OBI with liner notes, inner sleeve with source album design reflections.
Your order of We Jazz Reworks Vol. 2. gets you 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released in October.