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April 2010 at the Stone 
curated by Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz

4/1 Thursday (JCNY)
8 pm
Amy Denio “Improvised Voice with Electronics”
Amy Denio (electronics, voice)

10 pm
Detrick's AnyWhen Ensemble
Douglas Detrick (trumpet, composition) Hashem Assadullahi (alto sax, soprano sax) Shirley Hunt (cello) Steve Vacchi (bassoon) Ryan Biesack (drums, percussion)
Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble is a part of a small but exciting group of ensembles fusing the jazz and classical traditions together into a new and vibrant music that respects and builds upon its sources. The ensemble draws its influence from musical genres ranging from classical and new chamber music, traditional and contemporary jazz, and free improvised music, as well as rock, electronica and folk music. The music is intimate and personal, blending the spontaneity of improvised music with the balance and form of chamber music. douglasdetrick.com

4/2 Friday (NY)
8 pm
Gina Leishman's Pentimento
Gina Leishman (piano, accordion, glass, voice) Doug Wieselman (clarinet) Charlie Burnham (violin) Marika Hughes (cello)

10 pm
Pearson Wallace-Hoyt Paintings for Animals
Pearson Wallace-Hoyt (vocal electro-acoustics)
Heavy drones, overtone melodies & the sound of the land–Paintings for Animals is the vocal electro-acoustic music of Pearson Wallace-Hoyt. Tonight with special guests The Holy Experiment (Brooke Gillespie), Big Scientists (Jon Sargent) and more.

4/3 Saturday (JI)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
Your support keeps the Stone afloat! Come out and help New Music with our monthly Stone Rent Party! TWENTY DOLLARS

4/4 Sunday (JS)
8 pm
Tom Swafford
Tom Swafford (violin)
Since moving to New York in 2007 violinist/composer Tom Swafford has made music in a variety of styles including rock (Emanuel and the Fear), bluegrass (Potbelly Gumbo) and musical theatre. He's also eeked out a living playing weddings and in the subways. Lately he has returned to freely improvised music in a quest to find his true musical identity.

10 pm
Mark Miller (voice, percussion) Charlie Noyes (bass) Weasel Walter (drums) Kathleen Supove (keyboard)
The legendary 1980's duo unit returns with two very special guests!

STEVE BERNSTEIN—The science of magic: creating a personal musical universe.
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all. Insruments welcome.
The indefatigable leader of SexMob, Steven Bernstein speaks about "the systemless system." This will cover creating a personal (and reliable) sound on your instrument, developing a specific language of rhythm and harmony that continues to evolve and the practice of practice. Steve will address composer, arranger, and instrumentalist.


4/6 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Lê Quan Ninh—Solo Percussion
Lê Quan Ninh (percussion)

10 pm
Janine Nichols (voice, guitar) Brandon Ross (guitar) Charlie Burnham (violin) Doug Wieselman (clarinet)

4/7 Wednesday (MP)
8 pm
HNK Trio
Wayne Horvitz (keyboards) Lê Quan Ninh (percussion) Briggan Krauss (sax)

10 pm
The Youngs
Eryn Young (vocals, percussion) Tim Young (vocals, guitar) John Schuller (bass) Special Guests (tba)
The Los Angeles-based "heavy mellow" band performs songs exploring inner and outer space.

4/8 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Neil Welch—Solo Saxophone
Neil Welch (saxophone)
Seattle saxophonist Neil Welch will perform a set of acoustic solo saxophone improvisations and compositional frameworks. Ranging from fierce deluges of sound to multi-faceted melodic layering, to noise, intervallic humming and subtle multiphonic movement, Welch's solo performances cover a wide spectrum of sonic and melodic space. www.neilwelch.com

10 pm
Cuong Vu and SPEAK
Cuong Vu (trumpet) Andrew Swanson (tenor sax) Aaron Otheim (keys) Luke Bergman (bass) Chris Icasiano (drums)

4/9 Friday (JC)
8 pm
Wayne Horvitz Chamber Works
Cristina Valdes (piano) Olivia De Prato (violin) Josh Modney (violin) Victor Lowrie (viola) Isabel Castellvi (cello) Chris Speed (clarinet)
"These Hills of Glory" for String Quartet and improvising soloist. Performed by the Quartet and Chris Speed – clarinet. "For Piano Alone in Four Parts" performed by Cristina Valdes.

10 pm
Sweeter Than the Day
Tim Young (guitar) Wayne Horvitz (piano) Tim Luntzel (bass) Dan Rieser (drums) Special Guest Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon)

4/10 Saturday (NY)
8 pm
Cristina Valdes
Cristina Valdes (piano)
Cristina performs solo works for piano by J Adams, Rzewski, Ziporyn, Horvitz, JL Adams, and Ives.

10 pm
Music for Nica
Zubin Hensler (trumpet) Marty Ehrlich (sax) Chris Stover (trombone) Dave Hofstra (bass) Dan Rieser (drums) Wayne Horvitz (piano)
Compositions dedicated to the Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter including compositions by Sonny Clark, Horace Silver, Thelonius Monk and more.

4/11 Sunday (NY)
8 pm
Tim Sparks
Tim Sparks (guitar) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass)
Tim Sparks will play unique acoustic guitar renditions from his latest Tzadik release "Little Princess".

10 pm
Curtis Fowlkes
Curtis Fowlkes (trombone)

SCOTT JOHNSON—Music as a natural phenomena
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
The legendary composer speaks about his recent work, and the artistic inspiration and explanatory power to be found in Darwinian evolutionary discoveries. Music as a natural phenomena—like the evening’s natural transition into a Q&A.


4/13 Tuesday (JBNY)
8 pm
Chris Stover’s More Zero
Chris Stover (trombone) Matt bauder (tenor) Michael Bates (bass) Chris Stromquist (drums) Matt Moran (vibes)

10 pm
William Parker and Ellen Christi Duo
William Parker (bass) Ellen Christi (voice) special guest Jalalu Kalvert Nelson (trumpet)
Inside Song # one "James Baldwin to the rescue".

4/14 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Peter Blegvad
Peter Blegvad (guitar, voice)
Solo with an acoustic guitar doing songs which haven't been heard on a NYC stage for many moons.

10 pm
Tim Hodgkinson (lap steel guitar, electronics, clarinets) Thomas Lehn (analogue synthesizer) Roger Turner (drumsets, percussion)
KONK PACK brings together three major figures in contemporary music. For over ten years this group has amazed audiences at festivals and concerts all over the world with the sheer energy of its rapid-fire interplay, earning numerous critical accolades.

4/15 Thursday (YT)
8 pm
25 O’Clock Band. The 25-year reunion
Dave Sewelson (saxes) David Hofstra (bass, tuba) Steve Moses (drums) Robin Holcomb (piano)

10 pm
Bernstein/Rojas Cosmophonic Orchestra
Steve Bernstein (trumpet) Marcus Rojas (tuba)
Steven Bernstein and Marcus Rojas have been musical partners for over 20 years, have appeared on 100s of recordings, and still have a lot to learn... Brass Reality...music of the moment...dedicated to the future, respecting the past.

4/16 Friday (NY)
8 pm
Lynne Tillman and Robin Holcomb—Together and Alone
Lynne Tillman (texts) Robin Holcomb (piano, voice)

10 pm
Marty Ehrlich Rites Quartet
Marty Ehrlich (alto sax, soprano sax) Ron Horton (trumpet) Erik Friedlander (cello) Mike Sarin (drums)

4/17 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Tony Scherr and Robin Holcomb Songs
Tony Scherr (guitar, voice) Robin Holcomb (piano, voice) Doug Wieselman (guitar, clarinet, sax)

10 pm
Empty Cage Quartet Double CD Release Party
Jason Mears (sax) Kris Tiner (trumpet) Paul Kikuchi (drums) Ivan Johnson (bass)
The bi-coastal Empty Cage Quartet (Jason Mears, Kris Tiner, Paul Kikuchi, Ivan Johnson) celebrates the release of two new albums (Gravity; Clean Feed Records, Take Care of Floating; Rude Awakening Presente). www.emptycagequartet.com

4/18 Sunday (JB)
8 pm
Larks, They Crazy
Robin Holcomb (piano) Marty Ehrlich, Doug Wieselman (reeds) Dave Hofstra (bass, tuba) Kenny Wollesen (drums)

10 pm
Prefecture Records Presents: Paul Kikuchi's Portable Sanctuary featuring Roswell Rudd
Paul Kikuchi (drums, percussion) Roswell Rudd (trombone) Alexander Vittum (percussion, electronics) Kevin Farrell (bass, electronics)
Percussionist Paul Kikuchi presents his ensemble featuring his invented instruments with special guest Roswell Rudd. Opening will be a solo percussion/electronics piece by Alexander Vittum.

JESSE HARRIS—Songwriting
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all songwriers and aspiring songwriters of any style.
Grammy Award winning songwriter graces The Stone with his thoughts on songwriting past, present and future. Those attending are welcome to bring their songs in, play them and share a critique.


4/20 Tuesday (JS)
8 pm
Alex Cline and Sustain
Jeff Gauthier (electric violin) Alex Waterman (cello) Mark Dresser (bass) Alex Cline (drums, percussion)

10 pm
Josh Deutsch—The Ligeti Project
Josh Deutsch (trumpet) Petr Cancura (clarinet) Alec Spiegelman (bass clarinet) Jesse Lewis (guitar) Art Hirahara (piano) Matt Aronoff (bass) Brian Adler (drums)
Trumpeter/composer Josh Deutsch leads a septet in the New York premiere of his long form work “The Ligeti Project,” inspired by the Hungarian composer György Ligeti’s solo piano piece “Musica Ricercata.” For more information, please visit www.joshdeutsch.net

4/21 Wednesday (JM)
8 pm
Motoko Honda's SoundEscape Project
Motoko Honda (piano, electronics) Emily Hay (flute, electronics) Jason Mears (saxophone)

10 pm
Jim Staley
Jim Staley (trombone) Anne La Berge (flute)

4/22 Thursday (DS)
8 pm
Doug Wieselman
Doug Wieselman (clarinets, loops)

10 pm
Iron Dog
Sarah Bernstein (violin, voice, electronics) Stuart Popejoy (bass, synth) Andrew Drury (drums, bowed metal, etc.)


4/23 Friday (JM)
8 pm
STRING TREK: LaDonna Smith and Misha Feigin
LaDonna Smith (viola, violin) Misha Feigin (guitar, balalaika)
STRING TREK is the touring name of the duo, LaDonna Smith and Misha Feigin. Their 2008 release, recorded in Krakow, Floating Bridges at www.myspace.com/stringtrek

10 pm
Tim Luntzel and Charlie Burnham
Tim Luntzel (bass) Charlie Burnham (violin)

4/24 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Bobby Previte: Solo Drums
Bobby Previte (drums)

10 pm
The Michael Bisio Quartet with guest artist Joe McPhee
Jay Rosen (percussion) Stephen Gauci (winds) Avram Fefer (winds) Michael Bisio (bass) Joe McPhee (reeds)

4/25 Sunday (NY)
8 pm
Paul Rucker
Paul Rucker (cello)

10 pm
Stebmo: Super Drum
Steve Moore, Shahzad Ismaily

7PM to 11PM—THIRTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
Maestro Evan Parker returns to The Stone for an intimate lecture/demonstration of how he accomplishes the impossible on the saxophone. A two hour Q&A about the saxophone followed by a two hour Q&A about improvisation/music. FOUR HOURS OF MAGIC WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST SAXOPHONE LEGENDS OF OUR TIME!


4/27 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Guy Klucevsek
Guy Klucevsek (accordion)

10 pm
Figeater with Beth Fleenor
Stephen Parris (electric guitar) John Seman (acoustic bass) Mark Ostrowski (drums) Beth Fleenor (clarinet)
Disjunctive, raucous, soaring, and powerful—Figeater is a textural, tribal exploration of organic movement, instigated by clarinetist/vocal percussionist/composer Beth Fleenor. Improvisations are punctuated, buttoned and launched by original compositions and songlike psychedelic episodes, with an emphasis on environmental participation. It has been called sonic spelunking—or an all improvised fun time. Figeater is a time-based, performance process emphasized ensemble vehicle where audience and environment are recognized members of the conFIGuration performing. It is through the combination of these components that the performance takes place. www.thefrankagency.org/Figeater

4/28 Wednesday (NY)
8 pm
Double Yoko
Paris Hurley (violin) Beth Fleenor (clarinet)

10 pm
The Ron Horton / Tim Horner Tentet—Venture Inward: The Music of Andrew Hill
Ron Horton (trumpet) Tim Horner (drums) Ted Nash (alto sax, flute) Marc Mommaas (tenor sax) Scott Robinson (tenor sax) Mike Fahn (trombone) Nate Eklund (trumpet) Frank Kimbrough (piano) Martin Wind (bass) Mark Sherman (vibes)

4/29 Thursday (YT)
8 pm
Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Harris Eisenstadt (drums)
Long standing duo of the unusual instrumentation of bassoon and drums playing original compositions by both members as well as works by some of our favorites composers.

10 pm
Dylan van der Schyff, Sara Schoenbeck, Briggan Krauss and Okkyung Lee
Dylan van der Schyff (drums) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Briggan Krauss (sax) Okkyung Lee (cello)

4/30 Friday (DS)
8 pm
Chris DeLaurenti—Phonopolis & Flap-o-Phone Nocturnes
Chris DeLaurenti (electronics)
Maker of the notorious "Favorite Intermissions" album, DeLaurenti presents field recordings that capture unusual confluences of sound, speech, music and "found soundscapes"—accidental field recordings and inadvertent intersections of audio glitches, improvisation and recording technology. He also plays the flap-o phone, a hand-cranked turntable made of cardboard, improvising with vintage performances by Igor Stravinsky. The first New York appearance of this Seattle-based sound artist since 2004.

10 pm
Dylan van der Schyff, Ellery Eskelin and Sylvie Courvoisier
Dylan van der Schyff (drums) Ellery Eskelin (sax) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)