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December 2015 at the Stone 
curated by Trevor Dunn / Matt Welch / Chuck Bettis / Timba Harris

THE STONE RESIDENCIES
TREVOR DUNN
DEC 1–6

12/1 Tuesday (DDT)
8 pm
Trio
Trevor Dunn (bass) Colin Stetson (saxes) Greg Fox (drums)

10 pm
Duo
Trevor Dunn, Thomas Morgan (basses)


12/2 Wednesday (AV)
8 pm
Chamber Pieces
Marika Hughes (cello) Ben Goldberg (contra-alto clarinet) Kris Davis (piano) Trevor Dunn (bass) The Secret Quartet: Jennifer Choi, Cornelius Dufallo (violins) Lev Zhurbin (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello)
Movement for Contrabass Solo with String Quartet (1989) Insurgens for solo contra-alto clarinet (2005) String Quartet (iii) (2007) Singulus for solo cello (2009) Nocturnes for piano (2015)

10 pm
Trio
Trevor Dunn (bass) Eric Slick (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar, banjo)


12/3 Thursday (HW)
8 and 10pm
Quartet
Amirtha Kidambi (voice) Shahzad Ismaily (various instruments) Trevor Dunn (5-string electric bass, pedals)


12/4 Friday (SK)
8 pm
PROOFReaders: The Music of Ornette Coleman
Trevor Dunn (bass) Darius Jones (alto sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ryan Sawyer (drums)

10 pm
PROOFReaders + guest play PRIMETIME
Trevor Dunn (bass) Darius Jones (alto sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ryan Sawyer, Kevin Shae (drums) Ben Goldberg (contra-alto clarinet) Brandon Seabrook (banjo)


12/5 Saturday (AV)
8 and 10 pm
trio-convulsant avec des cordes
Trevor Dunn (bass) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ches Smith (drums) Secret Quartet: Jennifer Choi, Cornelius Dufallo (violins) Lev Zhurbin (viola) Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/6 Sunday (VPKR)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: JAMIE SAFT TRIO
Jamie Saft (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Trio
Trevor Dunn (bass) Phillip Greenlief (reeds)

10 pm
Endangered Blood
Trevor Dunn (bass) Chris Speed (tenor sax) Oscar Noriega (alto, clarinets) Jim Black (drums)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
MATTHEW WELCH
DEC 8-13

12/8 Tuesday (SV)
8 pm
Cantata Profana plays Welch
Jacob Ashworth (violin, conductor) Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano) John Taylor Ward (baritone) Hannah Collins (cello) Arash Noori (guitar) Gleb Kanasevich (clarinet) Doug Perry (percussion) Dan Schlosberg (piano)
Canata Profana plays work from Welch’s catalogue of chamber music, including the premiere of Welch’s “Dhammapada Cantata” featuring text from the Buddha. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Suzana Bartal Plays the Piano Music of Welch
Suzana Bartal (piano)
Romanian born and Paris residing Bartal is a brilliant young pianist. She presents a program of Welch’s solo piano music, including the premiere of Welch’s “12 Etudes for solo piano.”


12/9 Wednesday (DDT)
8 pm
Matthew Welch
Matthew Welch (solo bagpipes)

10 pm
The Library of Babel
Brendon Randall-Myers (electric guitar) Matthew Welch (bagpipes) Brian Chase (drums, electronics)
Shredding and tremulous micro-rhythms of perpetual bagpipe ornamentation and electric guitar heavy metal tapping make the surface of this monolithic and ever expanding polytonal plane. Welch’s piece is inspired by the by the infinitely repeating architecture and books in Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Library of Babel.”


12/10 Thursday (ICS)
8 pm
Clocks In Motion plays the percussion works of Welch
Sean Kleve, Dave Alcorn, Michael Koszewski, James McKenzie (percussion) Matthew Welch (bagpipes)
Young and hungry percussion wizards from the Madison, Wisconsin make their New York debut in a program dedicated to Welch’s classical percussion compositions. Featuring a premiere for bagpipes and percussion quartet. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Dan Friel and Matthew Welch
Dan Friel (electric guitar) Matthew Welch (bagpipes)
Dan and Matt worked together in Dan’s indie band, Parts and Labor, blending their compatible approaches to sound color, melody and texture. First time as a duo!


12/11 Friday (SC)
8 pm
Blarvuster
Matthew Welch (bagpipes, sax, voice) Will Northlich-Redmond (electric guitar) Ian Riggs (bass guitar) Brian Chase (drums)
Welch’s long-time ensemble presents the New York premiere of Welch’s “The Finger Lock.” TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Will Northlich-Redmond and Matthew Welch
Will Northlich-Redmond (electric guitar) Matthew Welch (reeds)
Only madness will ensue once exposed to such face-melting intense music making.


12/12 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
Matthew Welch’s “And Here We Are” with Blarvuster and Mantra Percussion
Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano) Daniel Neer (baritone) Ben Holmes (trumpet) (clarinet) Joe Bergen (vibraphone) Al Cerulo (percussion) Jude Traxler (percussion) Emily Manzo (piano) Ian Riggs (bass guitar) Brian Chase (drums) Matthew Welch (conductor)
Experiments in Opera presents Welch’s full-length opera in progress, And Here We Are. This new work explores imprisonment and the impact of cultural collisions. The story covers Welch’s family’s internment in the Santa Tomas concentration camp in WWII Philippines. The text focuses on the horrifying accounts of his great-uncle Edgar, an opera singer isolated by his move to Asia and internment (1942-45). Featuring Welch’s long-time ensemble Blarvuster with Mantra percussion. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Matthew Welch, Jeremiah Cymerman, Toby Driver
Matthew Welch (sax) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Toby Driver (bass)
We play the most melancholy music in the world.


12/13 Sunday (JASV)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: BEN GOLDBERG TRIO
Ben Goldberg (clarinet) Liberty Ellman (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Matthew Welch’s compositions for Balinese Gamelan
Gamelan Dharma Swara, gamelan
Featuring Welch and NYC’s Gamelan Dharma Swara. Welch re-interprets the ritual of death and the afterworld through a cross-cultural re-mapping of ancient bagpipe funeral laments. In his composition Bhima Swarga, he uses evocations of ancient Balinese cremation gamelans, all on a modern Balinese Gamelan Semara-Dana. The program includes key traditional works as context. TWENTY DOLLARS


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
CHUCK BETTIS
DEC 15-20

12/15 Tuesday (SK)
8 pm
Yoshimio & Chuck Bettis
Yoshimio (drums, voice) Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat)
Yoshimio from Boredoms/OOIOO comes all the way from Japan to join Chuck for this very special night of music

10 pm
Silver Process
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Brian Chase (drums) Kevin Norton (vibes, drums) Motoko Fukuyama (film)
Music composed by moving images


12/16 Wednesday (SV)
8 pm
Chuck Bettis, Dafna Naphtali, Hans Tammen, Levy Lorenzo
Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat) Dafna Naphtali (voice, electronics) Hans Tammen (modular synth) Levy Lorenzo (electronics)
New electronic super group

10 pm
Galactic Scorpion Council
Dave Scanlon (guitar) Dave Miller (drums) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
The boys from Pet Bottle Ningen break-out to psych-out


12/17 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Pretty Clicks
Berangere Maximin (digital chimeras) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Berangere comes all the way from Paris, France for this night of music.

10 pm
Period & Chris Pitsiokos
Mike Pride (drums) Charlie Looker (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat) Chris Pitsiokos (sax)
doom & gloom


12/18 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Chuck Bettis
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Debut of this improvising trio.

10 pm
Gamma Reverse Dream Logic
Jessica Pavone (viola) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Graphic score by Chuck Bettis.


12/19 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
Matmos & Chuck Bettis
Drew Daniel (electronics) M.C. Schmidt (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
First time musical meeting of these electronic heavyweights.

10 pm
Chuck Bettis solo set
Chuck Bettis (electronics)
it's been over a decade since the last performance...


12/20 Sunday (JBBL)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: ASMODEUS
Marc Ribot (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
Chuck Bettis, Franke Vogl, Evan Rapport
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Franke Vogl (prepared bass) Evan Rapport (saxophone)
Members of The Meta-matics & All Scars come together as a trio for the first time.

10 pm
Mossenek & Larry Kwartowitz
Mick Barr (guitar) Chuck Bettis (throat, electronics) Colin Marston (bass, electronics) Larry Kwartowitz (drums)
Utter purveyors of primal vent.


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
TIMBA HARRIS: The Living Wheel
DEC 22–27

12/22 Tuesday (HW)
8 pm
The Living Wheel: Serpent’s Wake
Ches Smith, Keith Abrams (percussion) Jessica Pavone (viola) Brent Arnold (cello) Timba Harris (conductor)
EARTH melts into WATER in The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.

10 pm
The Living Wheel: River of Tears
Miguel Frasconi (glass) Kenny Grohowski (resonant metals) Jessica Pavone (viola) Brent Arnold (cello) Timba Harris (conductor)
WATER flows in The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.


12/23 Wednesday (SC)
8 pm
Probosci
Timba Harris (violin) Gyan Riley (guitar)
Violin and guitar mind-meld duo featuring quicksilver interplay steeped with intricacy, subtely, and shape-shifting energy.

10 pm
Clefter
Timba Harris (violin) Gyan Riley (guitar) Toby Driver (synths, drum machine)
Industrial hot lava.


CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

(---)

12/25 Friday (HW)
8 pm
The Living Wheel: A Gathering in the Sky
Josh Sinton (bari, bass clarinet) Uri Gurvich (sax) Miguel Frasconi (glass) Kenny Grohowski (resonant metals) Timba Harris (conductor)
WATER rises into AIR in The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.

10 pm
The Living Wheel: Zeus Rising
Peter Hess (woodwinds) Nicolas Shellenberger (voice) Josh Sinton (bari, bass clarinet) Uri Gurvich (sax) Timba Harris (conductor)
Surrender to the AIR in The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.


12/26 Saturday (HW)
8 pm
The Living Wheel: Cracks in the Desert Floor
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Nicolas Shellenberger (voice) Gyan Riley, Andrew Hock (guitars) Timba Harris (conductor)
AIR ignites into FIRE in The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.

10 pm
The Living Wheel: The Infernal Embrace
Gyan Riley, Andrew Hock, Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Toby Driver (bass, synths) Timba Harris (conductor)
FIRE reigns in The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.


12/27 Sunday (JAHM)
3 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES: JIM BLACK GUITAR QUARTET
Keisuke Matsuno (guitar) Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) Simon Jermyn (bass) Jim Black (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

8 pm
The Living Wheel: Medusa’s Gaze
Kenny Grohowski, Larry Kwartowitz, Keith Abrams, Mike Lockwood (drums) Timba Harris (conductor)
FIRE hardens to EARTH in The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.

10 pm
The Living Wheel: Roots of Rock, Bones of Stone
Ches Smith, Mike Lockwood, Kenny Grohowski, Larry Kwartowitz (drums, percussion) Timba Harris (conductor)
EARTH looms over The Living Wheel, a cycle of 8 quartet concerts featuring a rotating cast of musicians performing systematic improvisations informed by the 4 CLASSICAL ELEMENTS and their symbolic qualities and associations. A “conductor” captures emerging musical motives from each quartets’ improvisations and “seeds” them into the systems for each successive concert, resulting in an evolving musical narrative that threads through the entire rotation of the elements.


BENEFIT IMPROV WEEK—BAGATELLES BY NIGHT!
OUR ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR IMPROV WEEK AT 8PM / JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT AT 10PM!
EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK AT 10PM JOHN ZORN'S ACCLAIMED BAGATELLES SERIES CONTINUES WITH SIX MORE CONCERTS OF WORLD PREMIERES. YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO HEAR THE BAGATELLES AFTER THE SUN HAS GONE DOWN!
Our annual end of the year benefit week features some of the most exciting improvisers in New York. John Zorn will be appearing every night with a different lineup of creative musicians. All proceeds go to our upkeep. So come on down multiple nights and help The Stone stay alive!

12/29 Tuesday (JB)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Joe Morris (guitar) Marc Ribot (guitar) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Gyan Riley (guitar) Uri Gurvich (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: MATT HOLLENBERG-NICK MILLEVOI QUARTET
Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Nick Millevoi (guitar) Johnny DeBlase (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/30 Wednesday (VP)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT
John Zorn (sax) Mark Helias (bass) Ikue Mori (electronics) Uri Caine (piano) Anthony Coleman (piano) Severine Ballon (cello) Erik Friedlander (cello) Frank London (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: GYAN RILEY AND JULIAN LAGE
Julian Lage (guitar) Gyan Riley (guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS


BRING THE NEW YEAR IN AT THE STONE!
JOIN US DECEMBER 31 FOR A SPECIAL NEW YEAR'S MUSICAL CELEBRATION EAST VILLAGE STYLE
Don't miss this extraordinary evening of music at The Stone! Come early and reserve your seats for the entire night!
Three sets of cutting edge music: The Stone's end of the year improv night, John Zorn's Bagatelles By Night, and the very special trio of Milford Graves, Marc Ribot and John Zorn.

12/31 Thursday (SVVP)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Jim Staley (trombone) Ikue Mori (electronics) Okkyung Lee (cello) Chuck Bettis (electronics) Mike Nicolas (cello) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Brian Chase (drums)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
JOHN ZORN'S BAGATELLES BY NIGHT: TRIGGER with special guest Marc Ribot
Will Greene (guitar) Simon Hanes (bass) Aaron Edgcomb (drums) Marc Ribot (guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS

1130 pm
MILFORD GRAVES, MARC RIBOT AND JOHN ZORN
Milford Graves (drums) Marc Ribot (guitar) John Zorn (sax)
CELEBRATE THE NEW YEAR "EAST VILLAGE STYLE" WITH THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME TRIO OF MUSICAL MASTERS! FORTY DOLLARS.


 

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