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April 2012 at the Stone 
curated by Andrea Centazzo / Heung-Heung Chin / Ryuichi Sakamoto

APRIL 1–14, 2012
ICTUS RECORDS NIGHTS AT THE STONE
curated by Andrea Centazzo
Created in 1976, ICTUS has been one of the first and most celebrated labels completely dedicated to Improvised Music, New Jazz and Contemporary Classic Music. Founded by Andrea Centazzo and Carla Lugli became known as “The creative label for creative music”. Closed down in 1984, ICTUS was reborn in 2005 in Long Beach, CA and immediately got again the attention from audiences and critics for its catalog featuring new productions and re-releases of the old recording. A rich archive dating 1976-1990 is a treasure to still be explored. With this series of concerts is celebrating its 35th anniversary, ICTUS is bringing to New York for the first time ever, some of the best seminal Italian improvisers already part of the ICTUS catalog plus new talents, presenting exciting combinations with some of the top US performers. Tributes to the Improvisation masters Steve Lacy and Derek Bailey plus a tribute to the under appreciate great composer Colin McPhee will complete the 12 nights — 24 concerts celebration. Ticket for all concerts is and includes a free unreleased ICTUS CD compilation, while supply lasts. Please visit the brand new site http://www.ictusrecordsnights.com/ for more info and great ticket and promotional offers.

4/1 Sunday (CWL)
8 pm
The Italian Invasion One
Harvey Sorgen (drums) Achille Succi (reeds) Joe Giardullo (soprano sax) Dom Minasi (guitar)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS The Soul in the Mist
Perry Robinson (clarinet) Riccardo Massari (piano) Andrea Centazzo (percussion) Lisle Ellis (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/2 Monday (MJ)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


4/3 Tuesday (MJ)
8 pm
ICTUS New Borders #1
Giancarlo Schiaffini, Steve Swell (trombones) Anthony Coleman (piano) Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS New Borders #2
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Lisle Ellis (bass) Brian Groder (trumpet) Achille Succi (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/4 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
ICTUS String Music
Janel Leppin (cello) Jessica Pavone, Concetta Abbate (violins) Liz Meredith (viola)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Stolen Moment
Marilyn Crispell (piano) Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/5 Thursday (BLG)
8 pm
ICTUS Percussion Night One
Gino Robair, Rich O’Donnell, Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Musica Acustica
Elisabeth Panzer (harp) LaDonna Smith (violin) Riccardo Massari (piano) Achille Succi (clarinet)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/6 Friday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Derek Bailey
Henry Kaiser, Davey Williams, Elliott Sharp, Marco Cappelli, Chris Cochrane, Anders Nillson (guitars) special guests
All musicians will play 2 sets of short duets with unreleased Derek solo improvisations plus improvising in different combinations. 2 sets featuring: Henry Kaiser, Davey Williams, Elliott Sharp, Marco Cappelli, Chris Cochrane, Anders Nillson. TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/7 Saturday (DM)
8 and 10 pm
ITALIAN INVASION ORCHESTRA
Guido Mazzon, Dave Ballou (trumpets) Giancarlo Schiaffini (trombone) Carlo Acti Dato (baritone sax) Roberto Ottaviano (soprano sax) Achille Succi (alto sax) Umberto Petrin (piano) Riccardo Massari (electronics) Giorgio Vendola (bass) Andrea Centazzo (percussion, conductor) Gino Robair (percussion) Special guests
2 sets featuring Guido Mazzon, Dave Ballou, Brian Groder, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Carlo Acti Dato, Roberto Ottaviano, Achille Succi, Umberto Petrin, Riccardo Massari, Giorgio Vendola, AC, Gino Robair. TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/8 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
ICTUS Protocol in Infinity Squared
Henry Kaiser (guitar) Andrea Centazzo (percussion) Carlo Actis Dato (reeds)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS The sound to come
Riccardo Massari (keyboards, electronics) Matt Davignon (drum machine)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/9 Monday (SK)
730 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN'S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


4/10 Tuesday (BK)
8 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Colin McPhee One
Vicky Chow (piano) Evan Ziporyn (clarinet, arrangements) Christine Southworth (gamelan gender wayang)
Balinese Ceremonial Music and other compositions. Traditional Gamelan Gender Wayang from Sukawati Village: Evan Ziporyn & Christine Southworth. Balinese Ceremonial Music (Movement 1) - Colin McPhee: arr. Evan Ziporyn, Vicky Chow, piano. Pengrangrang Gde & Bindu Semara - Evan Ziporyn. Pondok: Fragrant Forest - Evan Ziporyn: Vicky Chow, piano. Two Balinese Flute Melodies - Colin McPhee: Evan Ziporyn, clarinet; Vicky Chow, piano. TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Colin McPhee Two
Andrea Centazzo (percussion, keyboards, visuals)
Andrea Centazzo – Mandala solo multimedia concert. TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/11 Wednesday (NL)
8 pm
ICTUS Velocities
Davey Williams (guitar) LaDonna Smith (viola) Andrea Centazzo (percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Two
Boris Savoldelli (voice) Marco Cappelli (guitar) Carlo Actis Dato (bass clarinet) Matt Davignon (drum machine)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/12 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Three
Barry Altschul (drums) Guido Mazzon (trumpet) Umberto Petrin (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

10 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Four
Roberto Ottaviano (soprano sax, electronics) Andrea Centazzo (percussion) Giorgio Vendola (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/13 Friday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
ICTUS Tribute to Steve Lacy
Joe McPhee, Roberto Ottaviano, Joe Giardullo, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Gilles Laheurte (soprano saxes)
2 sets presenting great soprano players performing Steve Lacy music and improvisations. TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/14 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
ICTUS Italian Invasion Five
Roberto Ottaviano (reeds) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Giorgio Vendola (bass) Dave Ballou (trumpet)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.

8 pm
ICTUS Percussion Night Two
Barry Altschul, Andrew Cyrille, Andrea Centazzo (drums, percussion)
TWENTY DOLLARS and includes a free unreleased CD compilation, while supply lasts.


4/15 Sunday (DH)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN MARATHON IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Andrea Centazzo (percussion) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Frank London (trumpet) Steve Bernstein (trumpet) Uri Gurvich (sax) Dave Fulmer (violin) Jon Madof (guitar) Adam Rudolph (percussion)
A set of improvisation to benefit The Stone. We need your support to stay open—these concerts pay our rent so come on down and help keep The Stone stay alive! TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
MARATHON IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
Les Rhinocéros, Pet Bottle Ningen and many special guests

Pet Bottle Ningen: Dave Scanlon (guitar) Nonoko Yoshida (sax) Dave Miller (drums) Les Rhinocéros: Michael Coltun (bass, effects) Amit Peled (guitar, effects) Jon Burrier (drums)
A stone benefit marathon concert by bands from Tzadik "Spotlight" Series. Pet Bottle Ningen: http://www.petbottleningen.com/ Les Rhinocéros: lesrhino.bandcamp.com TEN DOLLARS


4/16 Monday (YT)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


APRIL 17–22
CHIPPY FEST
NOTE SPECIAL START TIMES—SETS BEGIN AT 8, 9:30 AND 11PM!
The acclaimed artist and Tzadik designer has chosen 18 of her favorite bands in this exciting week of new music! Three bands a night!

4/17 Tuesday (MJC)
8 pm
Ron Anderson’s PAK
Ron Anderson (bass, voice) Keith Abrams (drums)
This will be the first New York performance for PAK since their 33 concerts in October and November of last year. This night they will be presenting new music as a duet. Powerful and uncompromising. http://www.myspace.com/pakband/

9:30 pm
Guardian Alien and Friends
Alexandra Drewchin (vocals, synth) Turner Williams Jr (shahai baaja) Bernard Gann (guitar) Eli Winograd (bass) Greg Fox (drums, electronics, tuvan throat singing) David Wightman
Self-described “World Psych” band featuring Alexandra Drewchin, Turner Williams Jr, Bernard Gann, Eli Winograd and Greg Fox.

11 pm
Amen Dunes—ALL WHO ATTEND THE 930PM SET WILL BE WELCOME AT THE 11PM SET FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE
Damon McMahon, Jordi Wheeler (vocals, guitars, keyboards) Parker Kindred (drums)
Amen Dunes, the solo project of Damon McMahon, began with recordings made in the fall of 2006 in upstate New York. Those tapes were initially put on the shelf as personal recordings never intended for release. The following summer, McMahon moved to China, living in Beijing for the next few years, writing and recording music only occasionally. 2009 however saw the release of the upstate recordings as “DIA” on Locust Music, prompting his move back to the states to form a band around Amen Dunes. After playing in New York and touring the US and Europe from 2009–2010, in the summer of 2010 McMahon released the “Murder Dull Mind” EP, a collection of the apartment recordings made while in Beijing, on Sacred Bones. This past January, he began recording for his second full-length, “Through Donkey Jaw”, his first proper recordings in almost five years. Where “Murder Dull Mind” was sparse, mostly acoustic and almost all first-take improvisation, this new work contains many more fully-realized sounds and songs; it is very much the winter to Murder Dull Mind’s summer.


4/18 Wednesday (JM)
8 pm
Mick Barr
Mick Barr (guitar)
FIVE DOLLARS

9:30 pm
Nymph
Eri Shoji (vocals, bells) Matty McDermott (guitar, organ) Jim McHugh (guitar, drone) Nickle Emmet (bass) Jessica Stathos (congas) Jason Robira (drum kit) Dylan Angell (pocket trumpet) Jeff Tobias (sax)
Brooklyn-based avant-psych outfit NYMPH emerges from a regenerative and productive chrysalis-state with its first show in nearly a year. Having been eyeball-deep in wrapping the latest studio record, “New Millennium Prayer”, and finalizing a live album they recorded as the backing ensemble for free-jazz mojo-machine Arthur Doyle, NYMPH is ecstatic to exhibit the muscularity and exuberance that has made them a singular, infectious presence in the Brooklyn psychedelic, noise and out-jazz scenes of the past half-decade. Tonight’s performance finds them in an 8-piece incarnation featuring reeds, brass and an expanded percussion section that sonically aligns them even more with the free-jazz and folk-music legends of the past, while the lysergic interplay of the dual Fender guitars and the brutal locking alignment of the amplified bass and drumkit continue to forge the way to deeper space. https://www.facebook.com/bandofnymph?sk=info

11 pm
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix (voice)
Transcendental Black Metal performance. FIVE DOLLARS


4/19 Thursday (HB)
8 pm
Miho Hatori
Jesse Murphy (bass) Ahmed Gallab, Chris Pow Pow Powell, Jamey Robinson
Jesse Murphy, Ahmed Gallab from NY, Chris Pow Pow Powell, Jamey Robinson from Philadelphia.

9:30 pm
Timo Ellis
Timo Ellis
http://www.timoellis.com/

11 pm
Unstoppable Death Machines and Friends
Billy (drums) Mike (bass)
An evening of collaborative musical performance. As described by Noisey/Vice, “UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES are two brothers who play spazzed-out, technicolor punk rock.” On Thursday April 19th brothers Mike and Billy Tucci will share the stage at John Zorn’s venue, The Stone, with friends & tour-mates to perform original material, as well as the music of their friends with collaborative performances in accompaniment with: Filthy Savage, Jah Jah Brown of Ninjasonik, Ken South Rock, & Ritz Riot. Expect a twisted translation of of some of the freshest music coming out of the New York City underground into the musical stylings of UNSTOPPABLE DEATH MACHINES. http://theunstoppabledeathmachines.net/


4/20 Friday (DM)
8 pm
Smother Party
Mike Eber, Kirk Schoenherr (guitars) Sam Levin (drums)
www.myspace.com/smotherpartyband

9:30 pm
Kevin Hufnagel Solo
Kevin Hufnagel (guitar, baritone ukulele)
FIVE DOLLARS

11 pm
Vaura Acoustic Set
Joshua Strawn (voice, guitar) Kevin Hufnagel (guitar) Toby Driver (piano) Charlie Schmid (percussion)


4/21 Saturday (JC)
8 pm
Miles Levy with Demian Richardson and David Moss
Miles Levy (drums) Demian Richardson (trumpet) David Moss (bass)

9:30 pm
Ichneumonidae
Toby Driver (voice, guitar) Timba Harris (violin) Michelle Morinaga (parasitomorphism)
Ichneumonidae explores the astounding psyche of parasites, touching on dualities of survival and self-destruction, the perilous tensions of coexistence, and the subtle horrors of the colonized body.

WORLD PREMIERE of a new trio by Toby Driver (Kayo Dot, Tartar Lamb, Vaura, etc.), featuring violinist Timba Harris (Secret Chiefs 3) and performer Michelle Morinaga.

11 pm
Stern
Chuck Stern (vocals, composition) Toby Driver (guitar) Keith Abrams (drums) Tim Byrnes (synth, trumpet)
The music of Stern is dense and dramatic, occupying its own late-night vacuum—a haze of brooding, Shostakovian synth and angular guitar work, laced with trumpet, industrial noise and sweeping male vocals. Previously a solo artist, Stern is now expanding to band form.


4/22 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Vehicle of Ascension
Pete Drungle (piano) Jay Rodriguez (woodwinds) Federico Ughi (drums) Brian Close (projections)
Trio with Pete Drungle, Jay Rodriguez and Federico Ughi. Live video projections by Brian Close.

9:30 pm
The JUST ORNETTE QUARTET
Al Mac Dowell (piccolo bass) Pete Drungle (piano) Tony Falanga (contrabass) Tony Lewis (drums)
This New York City-based quartet proudly displays the music of the eminently prolific jazz icon, Ornette Coleman; comprised of stellar musicians (led by Al Mac Dowell, a 35-year veteran of Coleman’s Harmolodic theory) this ensemble gives a new and authentic take on Coleman's compositions.

11 pm
Daniel Carter, Pete Drungle, Dom Richards, Ryan Sawyer
Daniel Carter (woodwinds) Pete Drungle (piano, electronics) Dom Richards (bass) Ryan Sawyer (drums) Brian Close (projections) and Special Guests
Daniel Carter, Pete Drungle, Dom Richards, Ryan Sawyer and special guests. Live video projections by Brian Close.


4/23 Monday (SK)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


APRIL 24–29
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO AT THE STONE
SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS NOT ACCEPTED SO ARRIVE EARLY.
Ryuichi Sakamoto graces The Stone with a week of performances by himself, his colleagues and his friends.

4/24 Tuesday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto Solo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano, laptop)
LIMITED SEATING—THIRTY DOLLARS


4/25 Wednesday (DH)
8 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and John Zorn Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) John Zorn (sax)
LIMITED SEATING—THIRTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Mayo Yamaguchi Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) Mayo Yamaguchi (voice)
TWENTY DOLLARS


4/26 Thursday (BS)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Aya Nishina Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano, laptop) Aya Nishina (piano) Shimpei Takeda (video)
TWENTY DOLLARS


4/27 Friday (DH)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Taylor Deupree Duo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) Taylor Deupree (electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS


4/28 Saturday (CB)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Otomo Yoshihide
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) Otomo Yoshihide (turntables, guitar)
THIRTY DOLLARS


4/29 Sunday (BS)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Stephen Vitiello
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano) Stephen Vitiello (electronics)
TWENTY DOLLARS


4/30 Monday (NY)
730 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN'S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


 

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