April 29 Time:17h30 Glasgow Scotland Old Fruitmarket Tectonics Festival


Saturday April 29 2023 Time:17h30
Carl Stone solo performance as part of the international Tectonics Festival, produced by BBC Scotland.In addition to Carl’s appearance, Aki Takahashi will present new music for piano, Lucrecia Dalt comes from Columbia for her evening solo, Korean Japanese musician Ryoko Akama, plus performances by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and many others.

Festival Passes £32/£26 GBP. Day Passes £22/£16 GBP

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Old Fruitmarket

IG: #tectonicsglas
Twitter: tectonicsglas

April 23 Time: 21h45 Genève Switzerland Cave12

Sunday April 23 2023 Time: 21h45
Carl Stone Solo Performance at the wonderful performance space Le Cave12. Opening the evening will be NikNak, from the UK. Tickets at door only, no advance sales.


10 SF

Rue de la Prairie 4 1202 Genève
Map (English) at here
WEB: www.cave12.org

April 20 Time:20h00 Torino Italy Circolo del Design

Thursday April 20 2023 Time:20h00
SØVN e ALMARE present a Carl Stone Solo Performance. Also on the bill, SOPHASE + III. Established in 2015, Il Circolo del Design nurtures and promotes design culture by producing projects with an impact on the territory and a programme of cultural and training activities.

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Circolo del Design
Via S. Francesco da Paola, 17, 10123 Torino TO, Italy

WEB: https://xceed.me/en/torino/event/almare-e-sovn-presentano-carl-stone-live–120309

April 15 Time:19h30 Prague Czech Republic Alfred ve dvoře

Saturday April 15 2023 Time:19h30
Carl’s Prague debut, with a solo performance at Alfred ve dvoře. Doors open at 19h30, Opening Artist Gurun Gurun at 20h00, Carl plays at 21h00.


  • Car; Stone
  • Gurun Gurun

400 CZK

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Alfred ve dvoře
Františka Křížka 36
Praha 7
+420 732 813 369
WEB: http://www.jednota.space/
WEB: https://www.alfredvedvore.cz/en/
IG: #@jed.nota

April 13 21h00 Berlin Germany Arkaoda

w/ Kazuhisa Uchihashi

Thursday April 13 2023 Time:21h00
Carl returns to Berlin after a multi-year hiatus. The evening starts with a moderated talk, then a solo set and then guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi will join to close the evening.The doors open at 20h00, the talk will be at 21h00, and the music starts at 22h00.


  • Carl Stone
  • Kazuhisa Uchihashi

15,00 € + 1,95 €

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Karl Marx Platz 16-18 12043 Berlin

WEB: https://berlin.arkaoda.com/?/mobile/detail/id=745
WEB: https://berlin.arkaoda.com/

April 11 20h30 Koln GERMANY LOFT

Tuesday April 11 2023 Time:20h30
A rare solo performance appearance in Köln. Also on the evening, the great Thomas Ankersmit (electronics)


€12.00 (€6.00 for students, members, disabled)

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Hans Martin Müller & Dr. Urs Benedikt Müller
Wissmannstr. 30
50823 Cologne

(+49) 221 – 67 77 09 95
WEB: https://www.loftkoeln.de/
IG: #reiheMreiheM

April 9 Time: Nantes France Lieu Unique Festival Variations

REALISTIC MONK © ZKM Karlsruhe photo: Miki Yui

Sunday April 9 2023 Time:
Realistic Monk (Carl Stone + Miki Yui) perform during the final day of the Variations Festival, hosted ny Lieu Unique. During Variations, the music is to be experienced in a multitude of ways: deep listening in reclining mode, solo concerts where the spectator is alone with a musician, talks, film screenings, live A/V, and club events. The festival strives to offer new, more introspective, even meditative formats while maintaining moments of exchange, celebration, and collective energy.

More details coming soon

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Lieu Unique
Quai Ferdinand-Favre,
44000 Nantes, France
+33 2 40 12 14 34
IG: #lelieuunique
Twitter: @lelieuunique

April 5 Time:21h00 Lisbon PT ZÉ DOS BOIS

Wednesday April 5 2023 Time:doors open 21h00
Carl’s Lisbon debut, performing in the beautiful Galeria at Zé dos Bois (ZDB). Opening the evening will be sound artist and modular synthesist João Pimenta Gomes.


10 euro

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Rua da Barroca nº59
1200-047 Lisbon
+351 21 343 02 05
Map (English) at here
WEB: https://zedosbois.org/programa/carl-stone-joao-pimenta-gomes/
WEB: https://zedosbois.org

April 1 Time:7:45 PM Knoxville TN Jackson Terminal Big Ears Festival

Saturday April 1 2023 Time:7:45 PM
Carl returns to Big Ears for two appearances as part of the 2023 festival. On April 1st, he’ll be appearing the city’s historic Jackson Terminal for a solo performance.


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Jackson Terminal
213 W Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37902

WEB: https://bigearsfestival.org/event/carl-stone/
IG: #http://instagram.com/bigearsfestival
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BigEarsFestival

February 25 Time:19h00 Tokyo Ochiai JP SOUP

Saturday February 25 2023 Time:19h00
Carl returns to SOUP, the Tokyo live house with one of the best sound systems in the city


¥1500 (includes one drink)

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3-9-10 Mikasa BLD BF1 Kamiochiai Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
東京都新宿区落合3-9-10 三笠ビルBF1
Map (English) at here
Map (Japanese) here
WEB: http://ochiaisoup.web.fc2.com/schedulethis.html
WEB: https://ochiaisoup.com/?p=4824

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

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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.


January 19 open 18h50 start 18h50 Tokyo Shibuya JP WWW Shibuya Amane Uyama Release Party

Thursday January 19 2023 open 18h50 start 18h50
Carl does a guest set at the Uyama Amane Muhmuhto (ウ山あまね “ムームート” )Release Party. Join the fun!


¥3000 (standing only, drinks extra)

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WWW Shibuya
〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 13−17 Cinema Rise Bldg B1F
Map (English) at here
WEB: https://www-shibuya.jp/schedule/015077.php

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