Carl Stone December 2017 Noozletter Madeira & Tokyo

Greetings! I hope this finds you well. What, December is around the corner again so soon? It’s scary.

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December,
A magical thing,
And sweet to remember:
“We are nearer to spring
Than we were in September.”
~Oliver Herford, “Hope,” in The Century Magazine, January 1914

How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss

This Noozletter is to bring you up to date on my final activities for 2017. What a year it’s been, with performances as far flung as Taiwan, Norway, Madeira, the USA and naturally Japan. And of course there was also that most exciting and unexpected MacArthur fellowship!*

We are looking forward to any chance to see you in 2018, but meanwhile here’s information about what is coming this month. If there is any chance at all that I could meet you at one of these, I would be most glad.

* (that I didn’t get)

Vale Dos Amores / Calheta
tel: +351 291098132
Carl performs at the MADEIRADiG Festival, on the island of Madeira, situated equidistant from both Portugal and Morocco. Also on the evening bill, The Necks! 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. The festival lasts four days (December 1-4) and also includes Greg Fox, Maja S.K. Ratkje, Laraaji, Rhy Chatham and the Ectoplasm Girls

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.
Featured Artists:
Carl Stone
The Necks
For more information about this event, send email to
Euro 15 / Euro 12 (reduced*) includes after party
Fri Dec 8 NAGOYA JP open 18h00 start 18h30
Sakae 2-17-1 Naka-ku Nagoya Aichi (inside Shirakawa Park)
tel: 052-201-4486
Map (English) at
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. Yoshiko Matsuzaki serves as event coordinator. The program debuts on Friday December 8th and repeats Saturday December 9th. THIS is an event you will not want to miss!
Featured 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)
Takehisa Mashimo 真下 武久 (image & sound)
ucnv (image)
Katsuhiro Mohri (narration and navigation)
Regular: 1500 yen Students 800 yen
Sun Dec 17 TOKYO KIYOSUMISHIRAKAWA open 19h00 start 20h00
please send email for address and directions

カール・ストーン/Carl Stone (electronics) and 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:

Featured Artists:
カール・ストーン/Carl Stone (electronics)
赤い日ル女/AKAIHIRUME (voice)
For more information about this event, send email to

Sat Dec 23 TOKYO ROPPONGI JAPAN open 19h00 start 20h00
3-1-25-B1F Nishi-Azabu Minato-ku
tel: 03-5412-0515
Map (Japanese) at
Map (English) at
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!
Featured Artists:
・Yasuaki Shimizu × Carl Stone
・Hair Stylistics × Foodman
・Party Killers! (Jin Harada + Suppa Micro ・Pamchopp + Shogo Haraguchi)

Alive Painting:
・Akiko Nakayama

・Dj healthy
adv. 2800円 / door 3300円

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