April 13 8PM Seattle WA Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center

Saturday 8PM April 13 2024
A wide-ranging evening of experimental and improvised music in a variety of settings: compositions for computer by Carl Stone; talking machines/tapes/percussion/lap steel from the improvisational trio of Robert Millis, Dave Abramson and AF Jones; and spectral acoustic drone by Portland’s Broken Crow.

Artists:

$5 – $20 suggested donation at the door (NOTAFLOF)

Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N Seattle, WA 98103

gscchapel@gmail.com
WEB: https://www.waywardmusic.org/?p=8173
FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/808322897786013/

April 20 Portland OR Oregon Contemporary MOMENT

Friday 6:30 PM February 21 2020
Carl returns to Portland after a hiatus of twenty-eight years! Many thanks to Ryan Carlile and Spencer Doran for arranging, It should be a fun show. Carl shares the bill with Takako Minakawa from Japan and Francisco Botello from US/Mexico. Visable Cloaks will be DJ-ing and the whole event will be in 4-channel quadraphonic sound. Set times are 7:00/8:00/9:00

Artists:

$10

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Leaven Community Center
5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR 97211,
(503) 287-7553 (Leaven Community)
spencer@visiblecloaks.com

April 21 7PM Oakland CA Dresher Ensemble Studio West Oakland Sound Series


Sunday 7PM April 21 2024
Carl returns to the Bay Area for an intimate performance taking place at the Dresher Sound Studio in Oakland, produced and presented by sfSound. Also on the bill: Jordan Glenn- (vibes/perc/composition), Cory Wright (clarinets/bari sax), Ben Davis (cello), Matt Wrobel (guitar)

$10-$25 sliding scale (cash & venmo accepted at door)

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Dresher Ensemble Studio
2201 poplar street, oakland california

Map (English) at here
WEB: http://sfsound.org/series/

April 27 Tokyo Suidobashi JP ftarri

Photo: Tomohiro Ueshiba


Saturday open 19h30 start 20h00 April 27 2024
A three way international collaboration [USA/Japan/China] featuring Carl on laptop, MIN Xiao-Fen on pipa and TANAKA Yumiko on Gidayu shamisen and voice. The evening reunites the three, who performed as a trio extensively in Europe in the years before COVID. A rare treat!

Artists:

¥2000

ftarri
Okuno Bldg B1F 1-4-11 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo
東京都文京区本郷1-4-11 岡野ビル地下一階
Map (Japanese) here
info@ftarri.com
WEB: https://www.ftarri.com/suidobashi/

Project: Carl Stone Re:Gendo

Carl Stone’s RE:GENDO is an evening length performance  multi-channel audio and video capabilities.

Carl Stone performs live computer-based electronics with sounds distributed throughout the space, utilizing field recordings of the urban soundscape in Tokyo combined with Stone’s unique take on music from Japan as well as other parts of Asia. The music shares the immersive space with multi-channel video using specially commissioned drone footage shot over Tokyo.

Featured as part of the performance is Akaihirume, the Japanese singer whose ear is always tuned to the world’s sounds which she keeps as material in what she calls her shell. She has a wide range of vocalizations ranging from the angelic to the demonic, with lupine growling alternating with vocal etherea.

Composer/Performer: Carl Stone
Featured vocalist: Akaihirume
Video Production: Yuichi Itou, Aiko Tanaka, Erick Gibson Photography: Carl Stone

Now booking for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025.

Inquiries at denystommy@gmail.com 

 

6 minute excerpt. Full frame viewing recommended.

4 minute excerpt. Full frame viewing recommended.

 

New Album Release!

New Album released August 4th on Unseen Worlds!

“The through-line of Stone’s genius from primordial, early vocal cut-ups to strobing samepledelia becomes apparent across the eons charted here.”

From Boom Kat:

Stuffed with revelatory wonders spanning fifty years of Stone’s decimated compositions, the followup to installations in 2016 & ’18 offers the broadest overview of work by a true maverick in his field. Injecting humour and playfulness to an often unyielding framework, Stone is responsible for some of computer music’s wittiest and playfully psychoactive work, bar none. This set scrolls right back to his earliest work circa 1972 at CalArts, under Morton Subotnick and James Tenney, and brings us bang up to date with his tekkerz in 2022, dilating the purview of previous instalments for the wildest, and arguably best, primer to his vital avant-garde side-spins on pop, Latin, folk, and experimental musics.

It all begins with a practice stemming from his graduate job at CalArts, when he systematically preserved to tape some 10,000 vinyl records ranging from Renaissance music to early electronics and global folk styles, where he effectively developed a process of pause-button editing foreshadowing hip hop. Also influenced by his studies of electro-acoustic music and the possibilities of computer memory as prototypical samplers, his music can be heard as an innovative sort of meta-archiving, and the through-line of Stone’s genius from primordial, early vocal cut-ups to strobing samepledelia becomes apparent across the eons charted here.

Whether working with the laborious techniques of early computers, as on 1972’s uncannily future-proofed ‘Three Confusongs’ or smearing the vocals of Stefan Weiser (aka Z’Ev) into Roland Kayn-esque drones in ‘Ryouund Thygizunz’, or beyond the speed-of-thought algorithms of contemporary CPU’s in the trio of 2022 works, including the AI-alike sea shanty ‘Kustaa’, the effortlessness of Stone’s work is belied by very crafty mechanics and concept under the hood. And the way which he can truly tease out a sample before fully revealing its source simply never ceases to leave us reeling, as with the transformation of ‘Flint’s’ from Ace of Base like airport reggae lilt to a Max/MSP gobbled ‘Barbie Girl’, or indeed with his V/Vm-meets-Paul DeMarinis-like dissection of Queen’s in ‘Moranguk’.

November 9 8PM Los Angeles CA 2220 Arts & Archives Carl Stone @ 70


Thursday 8PM November 9 2023
Day 1 of Carl’s three-day residency at 2220 Arts & Archives in Los Angeles Filipinotown. The residency features Carl’s solo work as well as some of his collaborative projects Day 1 features a presentation of HORIZONTAL BOUNDRIES a live soundtrack performance accompanying the film by Pat O’Neil. Also on the evening, Senile Felines, Carl’s new trio project with Ned Rothenberg (winds) and Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum). ) In the upstairs viewing room, the venue will also be featuring films by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto to which Carl has done soundtracks, including Kappa, featuring Mike Kelly as well as a continuously running ice and stone installation by sculptor Mineko Grimmer. More details coming soon!

Artists:

2220 Arts & Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

IG: #2220arts
Twitter: 2220Arts

November 10 8PM Los Angeles CA 2220 Arts & Archives Carl Stone @ 70


Friday 8PM November 10 2023
Day 2 of Carl’s three-day residency at 2220 Arts & Archives in Los Angeles Filipinotown. The residency features Carl’s solo work as well as some of his collaborative projects. Day 2 features Carl’s solo performance, a presentation of Adam Beckett’s Evolution of the Red Star, and early soundtrack for a film by the pioneer animator Adam Beckett. Also on the program, LUBAO, his duo collaboration with LAFMS stalwart Joseph Hammer. In the upstairs viewing room, the venue will also be featuring films by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto to which Carl has done soundtracks, including Kappa, featuring Mike Kelly as well as a continuously running ice and stone installation by sculptor Mineko Grimmer. More details coming soon!

Artists:

2220 Arts & Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

IG: #2220arts
Twitter: 2220Arts

November 11 8PM Los Angeles CA 2220 Arts & Archives Carl Stone @ 70

Saturday 8PM November 11 2023
Day 3 of Carl’s three-day residency at 2220 Arts & Archives in Los Angeles Filipinotown. The residency features Carl’s solo work as well as some of his collaborative projects. Day 3 features Carl’s solo performance, Gloria Chenge performing some of Carl’s compositions for solo piano, and a duet with Carl joining American guitarist and loopmaster Dustin Wong ( Ponytail / Ecstatic Sunshine) In the upstairs viewing room, the venue will also be featuring films by Bruce and Norman Yonemoto to which Carl has done soundtracks, including Kappa, featuring Mike Kelly as well as a continuously running ice and stone installation by sculptor Mineko Grimmer. More details coming soon!

Artists:

2220 Arts & Archives
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

IG: #2220arts
Twitter: 2220Arts

November 17 time tba San Francisco CA Taube Atrium Theater Other Minds Festival


Friday time tba November 17 2023
The first of two appearances by Carl at the 27th iteration of the famed Other Minds festival. for this concert Carl performs a solo composition, followed by a duo with the estimable pianist Sarah Cahill, and then a trio performance featuring Carl with Ned Rothenberg and Paul Dresher. Also on the evening will be the first live performance of Mary Kouyoumdjian‘s They Will Take My Island, a string octet about the life of Armenian-American abstract expressionist painter Arshile Gorky with film by Atom Egoyan, world and American premieres by leading Armenian composer and pianist Artur Avanesov.

Artists:

Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-934-8134
WEB: https://www.otherminds.org/festivals/
IG: #othermindssf
Twitter: OtherMindsSF

November 19 time tba San Francisco CA Taube Atrium Theater Other Minds Festival


Sunday time tba November 19 2023
The second of two appearances by Carl at the 27th iteration of the famed Other Minds festival. For this concert the festival moves to Gray Area, in San Francisco’s Mission District. the evening features the world premiere of Carl Stone‘s Re:gendo. Stone will perform live computer-based electronics with sounds distributed throughout the space, utilizing field recordings of the urban soundscape in Tokyo combined with his unique take on music from Japan as well as other parts of Asia. The music shares the immersive space with multi-channel video using specially commissioned drone footage shot over Tokyo. Featured as part of the performance will be Japanese vocalist Akaihirume.

Artists:

Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-934-8134
WEB: https://www.otherminds.org/festivals/
IG: #othermindssf
Twitter: OtherMindsSF

December 2 Open 7:30PM Start 8:00PM Cambridge MA The Foundry Non-Event Presents

Saturday Open 7:30PM Start 8:00PM December 2 2023
Carl returns to the Boston area after an eight year absence. This performance is sponsored and produced by Non-Event, the Boston-based concert series devoted to the presentation of experimental, abstract, improvised, and adventurous music from New England and around the world.

Artists:

$18 general, $12 Students

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The Foundry
101 Rogers Street, Cambridge, MA

info@nonevent.org
WEB: https://www.nonevent.org/
FB:https://www.facebook.com/events/887826819442506
IG: #noneventseries
Twitter: nonevent

December 8 Open 7PM Start 8 PM Brooklyn NY Roulette 70th Birthday Lollapalooza


Friday Open 7PM Start 8 PM December 8 2023
The first of two nights of the Carl Stone 70th Birthday Lollapalooza at Roulette in Brooklyn. The program will consists of largely new works written especially for the performers. Both nights will include a Carl Stone solo as well as ensemble performances. Anticipated number of world premieres: three. All music composed by Carl Stone. For the first night the special guests include Senile Felines (Carl Stone (electronics), Ned Rothenberg (winds)+ Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum)) and
MIN Xiao-Fen (voice, pipa)

More details to follow soon!

Artists:

$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)

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Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11217
(917) 267-0363 (Box Office)
roulette@roulette.org
WEB: https://roulette.org/event/carl-stone-70th-birthday-1/
WEB: https://roulette.org/event/carl-stone-70th-birthday-2/
IG: #roulette_intermedium
Twitter: Roulette_nyc

December 9 Open 7PM Start 8 PM Brooklyn NY Roulette 70th Birthday Lollapalooza

Saturday Open 7PM Start 8 PM December 9 2023
The second of two nights of the Carl Stone 70th Birthday Lollapalooza at Roulette in Brooklyn. The program will consists of largely new works written especially for the performers. Both nights will include a Carl Stone solo as well as ensemble performances. Anticipated number of world premieres: three. All music composed by Carl Stone. For the second night the special guests include Matthew Sargent, Todd Reynolds, Elliot Sharp, MIN Xiao-Fen and Booker Stardrum.
More details to follow soon!

Artists:

$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)

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Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11217
(917) 267-0363 (Box Office)
roulette@roulette.org
WEB: https://roulette.org/event/carl-stone-70th-birthday-1/
WEB: https://roulette.org/event/carl-stone-70th-birthday-2/
IG: #roulette_intermedium
Twitter: Roulette_nyc