How much music do you really need? Stone’s work suggests that sometimes a second is enough. As he shows on Himalaya, real-time manipulation of tiny samples can yield extraordinary results, ranging from shattered-beat mosaics to oceanic stillness.
BANDCAMP Baroo & Himalaya: Best Experimental Albums of 2019 The two albums released by Carl Stone in 2019 bubble with ideas and careen with dizzying juxtapositions. He has an uncanny knack for cutting up songs and samples in ways that retain structure and melody yet still sound deconstructed and disorienting, as if the floor beneath them is bending and warping and could collapse at any time. Baroo and Himalaya both engage with pop music by rearranging its DNA, constructing a new kind of catchiness through circular edits. He can build arcs that rise and fall, and ride loops that hypnotize as they expand. The process is brainy, but both albums are also full of glee, as fun to listen to as they are to contemplate. https://daily.bandcamp.com/best-experimental/the-best-experimental-albums-of-2019
Baroo: Best Experimental Albums of 2019 “Like a vivd and recurrent memory of somewhere you have never been, or an everday experience suddenly made inexplicable and strange”
Thursday January 16 2020 19h00
Carl’s Ho Chi Minh City debut!
The venue is MoT+++s an independent, artist-run space in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. it collaborates with artists to create an experimental environment that encourages artists to push the boundaries of their practice. Joining for the evening will be Lý Trang the experimental pop/electronic composer and producer based in Hanoi as well as cross genre multi-instrumental musician and sound artist Scobi Wan.
Sunday January 26 2020 open 18h00 start 19h00
Winter Party -Carl Stone, Yasumune Morishige, Akaihirume
A private house next to a temple and cemetery in the Kiyosumi area of Tokyo becomes the venue for a special installation/performance by Carl Stone (electronics) Akaihirume (voice) and Morishige Yasumune (cello). Multiple rooms in the uniquely designed house, plus adjacent areas surrounding, serve as the stage. The three artists find a way for a unique interaction.
Sunday February 9 2020 7:30 PM
Carl returns to San Diego after a 7 year hiatus to perform a solo concert at White Box Live Arts, located inside Liberty Station. This event is part of the Fresh Sound series, produced and hosted by Bonnie Wright. The mission of the Fresh Sound series is to bring a wide range of new music and stellar musicians to San Diego that wouldn’t normally find themselves in the area. Fresh Sound began presenting concerts in 1997 “and will continue ad infinitum.”
Thursday February 20 2020 8 PM
Carl returns to the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center after a twelve year hiatus, this time for a shared evening with sound artist, producer, guitarist, composer Robert Millis.
Friday February 21 2020 6:30 PM
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
Saturday February 22 2020 7PM
Carl’s Bellingham debut! The venue is Bellingham’s Alternative Library, which offers a curated public book collection and is host to a wide array of events, including concerts, film screenings, workshops, and readings. Music by Hortus Curo, Nice Train Sounds, Steve Sehman. Lights throughout the night from Yarn Thorsau.
*** Cancelled ***Friday March 13 2020 9:00PM *** Cancelled ***
Carl joins with Ulrich Krieger for a shared evening of solos and duos at Experimental Intermedia (EIF), the place where Carl held his New York debut 43 years before.