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October 2010 at the Stone 
curated by Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai

10/1 Friday (MP)
8 pm
Miho Hatori
Miho Hatori (voice)

10 pm
Erik Friedlander
Erik Friedlander (cello)

10/2 Saturday (CL)
8 pm
Denman Maroney (hyperpiano) John Morton (music box, laptop) Miguel Frasconi (glass)
The premiere of a new trio creating unimaginable music with unlikely objects.

10 pm
Plastic Spoon
Kato Hideki (bass) Chris Cochrane (guitar) Karen Mantler (vocals) Shahzad Ismaily (drums)
Tonight this new band premieres their songs about money.

10/3 Sunday (YT)
8 and 10 pm
Shoko Nagai (piano) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) and MANY special guests!
These are the nights that pay for The Stone rent and expenses so please come out and support our venue! Without your support The Stone cannot survive! TWENTY DOLLARS

7PM to 10PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
A rhythm and percussion workshop led by the outstanding master of polyrhythmic complexity. Topics include: ostinatos of circularity, intervallic systems of improvisation/composition, creative cosmologies, process and prototype, Q and A. Everyone—musicians and non-musicians—is welcome.


10/5 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Ha-Yang Kim
Ha-Yang Kim (cello)

10 pm
Pascal Niggenkemoper
Pascal Niggenkemoper

10/6 Wednesday (JS)
8 pm
Alex Waterman
Alex Waterman (cello) David Watson (bagpipes)
Cellist Alex Waterman explores rich 4 string polyphonies with his curved Bach bow. David Watson joins him on bagpipes. Drones, overtones and undertones abound.

10 pm
Hans Tammen & Iron Foundry Ensemble
Mari Kimura, Jason Kao Hwang (violins)
Stephanie Griffin (viola) Thomas Ulrich (cello) Hans Tammen (endangered guitar)
Hans Tammen's IRON FOUNDRY score consolidates the endangered guitar's alien world of bizarre textures with the unremitting & sonic dissonances of Mari Kimura, Jason Hwang, Stephanie Griffin and Thomas Ulrich at the strings. Dark, sometimes brooding ensemble passages mix and mingle with extended solo cadenzas, creating layers of intensity, at times unsettling, frantic and anti-sentimental.

10/7 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Marvin Sewell
Marvin Sewell (guitar)

10 pm
Sean Conly
Sean Conly (bass)
Bassist Sean Conly will joined by drummer Mike Pride and the illustrious Anthony Coleman on Piano. They will Improvising on themes from the score to an as yet unwritten movie about Life, Love and Loss.

10/8 Friday (JM)
8 pm
Louie Belogenis
Louie Belogenis (soprano sax, tenor sax) Roberta Piket (piano) Billy Mintz (drums)

10 pm
Iron Dog
Sarah Bernstein (violin, voice, electronics) Stuart Popejoy (bass guitar, synth) Andrew Drury (drums, bowed metal, etc.)
Hypnotic structure, metallic onslaught, interlaced text/instrument/electronic improv.

10/9 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Shoko Nagai's Glimpse of City
Shoko Nagai (piano, 50's antique organ, electronics) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion, electronics) Sarah Bernstein (violin) TBA (clarinet)
Glimpse of city is new work by composer, pianist Shoko Nagai. This work is based on her experiences, reaction and observations in an urban society. Experimental Piano/Percs, electronics duo has been incorporating composition, free improvisation, electronics, found objects and visual elements into performances to create a unique path into the world of contemporary music.

10 pm
Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up
Tomas Fujiwara (drums, compositions) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Brian Settles (tenor sax, flute) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Danton Boller (bass)
CD Release Concert for Tomas Fujiwara & The Hook Up's debut album, "Actionspeak", on 482 Music.

10/10 Sunday (SK)
8 pm
John Hebert
John Hebert (bass)

10 pm
Malika Zarra
Malika Zarra (voice)

7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
A fabulous vocal workshop by the amazing singer!


10/12 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Tony Malaby Solo
Tony Malaby (sax)
Saxophonist Tony Malaby, is one of the most compelling living voices on his instrument who is able to musically expand in multiple musical directions. Whether it is in a modern harmonic linear approach or a sonic approach. His is not an eclectic style, but an authentic language in which he is able to create meaning and communicate feeling through the primal power of sound and rhythm. --Mark Dresser

10 pm
The Stone and the Polish Cultural Institute proudly presents Trzaska, McPhee, Swell and Rosen
Mikolaj Trzaska (PL) (alto, bass clarinet) Joe McPhee (US) (tenor sax, trumpet) Steve Swell (US) (trombone) Jay Rosen (US) (drums)
The Mikolaj Trzaska/Steve Swell Duo plus special guests Joe McPhee and Jay Rosen is a meeting of like minded sound travelers who's journeys crossed paths for the first time in Krakow, Poland in 2007 in Ken Vandermark's Resonance Ensemble. The several times they have met and played together since then has made them aware that there was no alternative for their boundless energies and creativity than to set out on this duo format for their rich musical expressions. Passion and intelligence is what gives these world class improvisers their platform for the most magical of music making. Their inspired performances make no demands on the listener other than to just let their ingenious visions appear. This performance has been generously supported by The Polish Cultural Institute.

10/13 Wednesday (RK)
8 pm
Ljova and the Kontraband
Ljova (viola) Inna Barmash (vocal) Patrick Farrell (accordion) Mathias Kunzli (percussion) Mike Savino (bass)

10 pm
Ras Moshe Ensemble
Ras Moshe (sax) Kyoko Kitamura (voice)
Shayna Dulberger (bass) Andrew Drury (percussion) Anders Nilsson-Guitar

10/14 Thursday (DS)
8 pm
Curtis Hasselbring
Curtis Hasselbring (trombone)

10 pm
Eyal Maoz Film Band
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Uri Sharlin (keys) Leah Paul (flutes) Elad Muskatel (bass) Mathias Kunzli (drums)
World premiere of films and video art inspired songs. www.eyalmaozmusic.com

10/15 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Zeena Parkins
Zeena Parkins (electric harp, electronics, melodica) Shayna E. Dunkelman (assorted percussion) Michael Carter a.k.a. Preshish Moments (splinter, electronics)
Zeena presents: Please join us for (like a vase) debut performance!! A fabulous new improvising trio with Shayna E. Dunkelman, Michael Carter a.k.a. Preshish Moments and Zeena Parkins.

10 pm
Ikue Mori
Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Zeena Parkins (harp)

10/16 Saturday (CL)
8 pm
David Linton
David Linton (electronics, visuals)

10 pm
Yoni Niv
Yoni Niv (electronics) Dan Blake, Josh Sinton (saxes) David Grubbs (harmonium) Alex Ness (visuals, electronics)

10/17 Sunday (NY)
8 pm
Adam Kendall
Adam Kendall (video) Richard Garet (audio)
Collaborators Adam Kendall and Richard Garet perform new composed and improvised pieces for live video and electronic audio. http://www.hellbender.org

10 pm
Ricardo Gallo (piano)
A collaborative trio of piano, saxophone and percussion, co-lead by Ricardo Gallo and Dan Blake, TAUOM presents original music and improvisations developing areas in between organic rhythmic complexes and acid sonic explorations.

7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
Singing, listening and perhaps playing, we will explore the unique nature of Raga—the modal melodic system of Indian Classical Music. Interested instrumentalists should contact me in advance... stevegorn@earthlink.net


10/19 Tuesday (YH)
8 pm
Michaël Attias (alto saxophone) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Russ Lossing (piano) Sean Conly (bass) Eric McPherson (drums)
Music written in the past two years celebrating the sound and lineage of the great alto/trumpet frontlines, featuring Ralph Alessi on trumpet, Sean Conly on bass, special guest Russ Lossing on piano and Eric McPherson, sitting in for Tom Rainey, on drums. Weaving sun light and green cells to make a tree rise and dance in the ear! Molecular maze, dance of the atoms, reed brass wood metal...

10 pm
Sanda Weigl experimental Romanian gypsy music "Alo Malo"
Sanda Weigl (voice) Shoko Nagai (piano, accordion) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Stomu Takeishi (electric bass)

10/20 Wednesday (JI)
8 pm
Miya Masaoka
Miya Masaoka (koto, laser koto) Akiko Sasaki (koto)
Experimental kotoist Miya Masaoka premieres a new work for two kotos with Akiko Sasaki, and Channeling Scelsi, an interpretation of his 1965 composition Ygghur originally written for cello and arranged for 25 string koto; new work for Laser Koto.

10 pm
Anthony Coleman(piano) Kathryn Schulmeister (bass) Peter Negroponte (drums)

10/21 Thursday (SK)
8 pm
Zozimos Brass presents: Legend
David Smith, Alex Nguyen, Kenny Warren (trumpets) Andy Hunter (trombone) Ben Stapp (tuba) Danny Fischer (drums)
Artists: TBA. Projected Art/Scenes illustrating a story as Ben Stapp's group performs his piece: legend. This music combines folk melodies with multi-dimensional tonalities and rhythms...and a sprinkle of craziness. "Most certainly one to watch" (all about jazz), www.benstapp.com

10 pm
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis
Sofia Rei Koutsovitis (voice)

10/22 Friday (DS)
8 and 10 pm
Ben Owen, Zach Layton, Geoff Gersh, Shoko Nagai (music) Jennifer Stock, Billy Gomberg (video)
(R)ake is a performance series of alternative, collaborative electro acoustic music and video. Curated by Adam Kendal, Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai. Performances range from pure improvisation to structured pieces, with videoists and musicians working together in new and exploratory ways. http://www.rakeav.com

10/23 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Marco Cappelli
Marco Cappelli

10 pm
Jim Staley (trombone) Ikue Mori (electronic percussion) Kyoko Kitamura (voice) Nate Wooley (trumpet)

10/24 Sunday (DS)
8 pm
Kenta Nagai
Kenta Nagai (guitar)

10 pm
Jordan McLean: Piano Music & Song Trio Anneke
Jordan Mclean (trumpet) Anneke: Schaul-Yoder (cello) Derin Oge (piano)
Jordan McLean (trumpet, orchestrations) Amir Ziv (percussion)
The ideals of Elegant Dissonance set the artistic direction of this play-any-where chamber group. Original orchestrations of the music of Federico Mompou is the featured repertoire, and the music of Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Siberian and Turkish folk songs, TV on the Radio, and Mr. McLean's original work round out the groups' repertoire.

JEN SHYU—Hidden musical traditions of East Timor, Taiwan, and China and the context of improvisation and composition within
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
A presentation of research fieldwork recordings, live performance, and Q/A, followed by a workshop. Instrumentalists and vocalists should be prepared to play should they wish to.


10/26 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Yoon-Ji Lee
Yoon-Ji Lee (composition, electronics) Marco Cappelli (electric guitar) Josh Sinton (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone) David Kant (tenor saxophone, electronics) Shoko Nagai (piano) Sergei Tcherepnin (modular synth) David Shively (percussion)
JA new composition, Halo, navigates sensitives of musical time and space as well as emotions followed by all the perceptive experiences through the piece.

10 pm
For Living Lovers
Tsutomu Takeishi (bass) Brandon Ross (guitar)

10/27 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Fujiyama with Campbell, Parker and Downs
Yuko Fujiyama (piano) Roy Campbell (trumpet) William Parker (bass) Charles Downs (drums)
Colorful compositions and improvisations.

10 pm
SSSS-Super Seaweed Sex Scandal
Nonoko Yoshida (alto sax) John Stanesco (tenor sax) Paul Wheeler (guitar) Borey Shin (piano, accordion) Justin Veloso (drums)

10/28 Thursday (CL)
8 pm
Hahn Rowe
Hahn Rowe (viola, composition)

10 pm
Basya Schechter
Basya Schechter (voice)

10/29 Friday (NY)
8 pm
Shoko Nagai/Shahzad Ishmaliy/Mike Pride
Shoko Nagai (piano, moog, effect) Shahzad Ismaliy (electric bass) Mike Pride (drums, percussion)
Concise pieces composed and improvised hyper collaboratively.

10 pm
Mendi and Keith Obadike's "Taronda Who Wore White Gloves"
Mendi obadike (voice, words) Keith obadike (guitar, electronics) Shoko Nagai (piano, electronics) Shahzad Ismaily (electric bass) LaFrae Sci (drums)

10/30 Saturday (MJDS)
8 pm
Fred Frith and John Zorn DUO
Fred Frith (guitar) John Zorn (sax)
Their first NYC duo concert in many years—TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Fred Frith (solo guitar)
The masterful Fred Frith in a rare NY solo concert! TWENTY DOLLARS.

10/31 Sunday (MJ)
8 pm
Composer's Night: Andel/Ho/Maguire/Nagai
Laura Andel (composition) Taylor Ho Bynum (composition, trumpet) Carl Maguire (composition, fender rhodes) Shoko Nagai (composition, piano) Kyoko Kitamura (voice)
An evening of music by Laura Andel, Taylor Ho Bynum, Carl Maguire and Shoko Nagai.

10 pm
Jen Shyu
Jen Shyu (vocal) Mark Dresser (bass)
Jen Shyu & Mark Dresser perform compositions and improvisations from a soon to be released CD, Synastry.