September 2016 – Germany, Denmark and a new album release

Greetings! I hope this finds you well. Have you have had a pleasant summer? And for those of you in Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, winter? This month finds us once again in Europe, with performances in Germany and Denmark. Three solo shows, two duos with my favorite unit REALISTIC MONK (w/ Miki Yui) and a collaboration with smell artist Wolfgang Georgsdorf, in a Catholic church in Berlin. I’m excited about these of course, but I’m even more psyched about the upcoming 3-LP release of my early and unpublished music going back to the seventies and eighties, which will be coming out by the end of September on the Unseen Worlds label (also available in digital format.) More information about this release at

And now, the Nooz:

Tue Sep 6 DUSSELDORF GERMANY open 20:00 start 20:30

Birkenstraße 47 (Hofgebäude), 40233, Düsseldorf, Germany
tel: 0049 (0)211 40 80 701
REALISTIC MONK (Carl Stone + Miki Yui) perform at Filmwerkstatt, the comfortable cinema with great sound that hosted Carl’s solo performance in 2014. The unit’s title, Realistic Monk, is a simple anagram of the names of its members. They concentrate on smaller sounds, sometimes at the edge of perception, encouraging concentrated listening as they create deep soundscapes that emerge out of voices, noises, field recordings and acoustic feedback.
Featured Artists:
REALISTIC MONK (Carl Stone & Miki Yui)
For more information about this event, send email to
8 EUR / 6 EUR (student discount)

Sat Sep 10 HAMBURG GERMANY open 21h00 21h30

Admiralitätstr. 74 20459 Hamburg
Map (English) at
REALISTIC MONK Hamburg debut performance.
Westwerk is a gallery. Westwerk is a club. Westwerk is an old building in the centre of Hamburg. Westwerk is a group of artists and creatively minded people who maintain and programme this location as an off-space, an art gallery, a music club, a site for installations, performances, readings and events on the ground floor of an artists’ house located in an old building in the middle of Hamburg’s city centre. Realistic Monk concentrates on smaller sounds, sometimes at the edge of perception, encouraging concentrated listening as they create deep soundscapes that emerge out of voices, noises, field recordings and acoustic feedback.
Featured Artists:
REALISTIC MONK (Carl Stone & Miki Yui)
For more information about this event, send email to

Sun Sep 11 WORLD WIDE VIA INTERNET 20h00-21h00 (Central Europe)
Carl in conversation with Jan Stricker from The Lake Radio, live on the internet from 20h00-21h00 (Central Europe) [2PM-3PM (New York 27h00-28h00 (Japan)]. Music included!
Broadcasting from Copenhagen to the world, The Lake is on air 24 hours daily at The Lake aims to be the anti-thesis of commercial radio. Its function is to serve as a platform for experimental and inspiring music and sounds, without playlists, boundaries or limitations. The carefully curated library spans all decades of recorded audio, crossing geographical borders, languages and genres.

Mon Sep 12 COPENHAGEN DENMARK open 19h30 start 20h00

Ragnhildgade 1, Købehavn NV
Carl return to Copenhagen for his first solo performance in – yikes – 35 years! This time the plan is to bring down laptop mayhem at a music club of the same name.
Featured Artists:
Carl Stone
TR Kirstein
Jakob Draminsky Højmark
For more information about this event, send email to
60 DKR

Tue Sep 13 AARHUS DENMARK 20h00

Chamber Music Hall
Skovgaardsgade 2c
8000 Aarhus C
tel: +45 72 26 74 21
Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. DIEM ElekTro concert series
Carl Stone presents his evening length work FUJIKEN

FUJIKEN was composed between 2012 and 2013 in Tokyo where Carl Stone resides for much of the year. The work blends field recordings made through Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Japan) with appropriated music mostly from street cassettes, processed and resynthesized. The work has no set structure and although some sections have been more or less determined as to their materials and methods of manipulation, the overall form as well as the smaller musical details are open and improvised. Field materials tonight might include recorded meandering on the Chao Praya river (Bangkok), a fire outbreak in Phnom Pehn, college sports practice in Toyota City Japan, and whatever else the mood might seek.

Steve Smith, New York Times:
“(Carl Stone’s) music was a powerful stimulant with lingering euphoric effects. Voices stretched like taffy were folded into ghostly choruses; the whine of a stringed instrument became a mosquito arabesque. Noises normally rejected, like surface scrapes and static bursts, provided fertile sonic lodes.”

Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times:
” Is Carl Stone celebrated today for his tendency to name his opuses after his favorite restaurants – Kong-Joo and Sukothai instead of Serenade or Sonata in C# minor? Perhaps. It makes the pieces evocative of a specific time and place, and hints at the trans-global origins of the source material, while maintaining an almost absolute level of abstraction. How did he arrive on bricolage as an aesthetic strategy? Feed him a glass of Suntory and he may confess that it may have arisen from a work-study job in the uncrowded Cal Arts music library when he was an undergraduate, a job that put tens of thousands of recordings at his disposal and countless hours in which to listen to them.”

Featured Artists:
Carl Stone solo
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Sat Sep 17 BERLIN GERMANY open 20h30 start 21h00

Auguststr. 90, 10117 Berlin
tel: For Press: Marte Kräher, 0176 – 485 38 114,
Achim Klapp, 0173 – 297 08 19,
For the finale of the Osmodrama Festival, Carl Stone and Wolfgang Georgsdorf will join electro acoustic compositions with olfactory art in a live performance. Soundscapes meet scentscapes. Carl Stone, an internationally acclaimed pioneer of electronic live music draws on his large repertoire of sound material; soundscapes that will become smellable through the interpretation on Smeller 2.0. Smelling a whole new world. Following this concert, sound and scenttracks by Sam Auinger and Matthias Haenisch amongst others will be played all night.
Some videos about Osmodrama (including interviews with Carl Stone) can be found at or
Online tickets available through Radialsystem V:
Contact data for further information can be found at
Featured Artists:
Wolfgang Georgsdorf (Smeller 2.0 organ)
Carl Stone (laptop electronics)
Later, the evening will also include soundscapes by:
Phill Niblock
Sam Auinger
Matthias Haenisch
(among others)
18€ / reduced 12€

Sun Sep 18 BERLIN GERMANY 20h00

Bürknerstraße 12 12047 Berlin
Carl does a solo set at SPEKTRUM, the very cool venue in Neukoln Berlin. New work! Come check it out!
Featured Artists:
Carl Stone
Giovanni Verga & Sara Picco
For more information about this event, send email to
donation between 8 and 12€


On the horizon: Performances in Tokyo and Hong Kong this fall, a 3-LP set of early works to be released on the Unseen Worlds label in late September. AND MORE!

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