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May 2012 at the Stone 
curated by Buke and Gase / Gyan Riley

5/1 Tuesday (TD)
8 pm
Father Murphy
freddie (vocals, guitar) Chiara Lee (vocals, keyboards, percussion) Vittorio Demarin (drums, viola, vocals)

10 pm
Les Bonhommes
Greg Saunier (vocals, guitar, bass) William Kuehn (drums) Deron Pulley (bass, guitar)


5/2 Wednesday (JC)
8 pm
Sam Kulik
Sam Kulik (voice, bass trombone, guitar) Shahzad Ismaily (guitar, drums, voice)
Performing classic song-poems, songs from Sam's new album "Escape from Society," and ritual improvisations.

10 pm
Why I Must Be Careful
]ohn Niekrasz (drums) 5eth Brown (rhodes piano)


5/3 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Gunna
Booker Stardrum (drums) Weston Minissali (synthesizer ) Steve Marion (guitar)

10 pm
Chris Corsano
Chris Corsano (drums)


5/4 Friday (NY)
8 pm
Dan Friel
Dan Friel

10 pm
Bunnybrains
Bunnybrains (bunnybrains)


5/5 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Travis Laplante Quartet
Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Mat Maneri (viola) Michael Formanek (bass) Randy Peterson (drums)

10 pm
Little Women
Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Darius Jones (alto sax) Andrew Smiley (guitar) Jason Nazary (drums)


5/6 Sunday (JM)
8 pm
Otto Hauser and Anders Griffen
Otto Hauser, Anders Griffen (drums)

10 pm
Cracked Vessel
Ben Syversen (trumpet) Xander Naylor (guitar) Jeremy Gustin (drums) Special guest Don Godwin (tuba, electronics)


5/7 Monday (RK)
730 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


5/8 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
Ofir Ganon
Ofir Ganon (guitar) Alex Nelson (vocals)
Ofir Ganon with guest Alex Nelson.

10 pm
Adam Schatz & Thomas Whites’ OPTIONCOPTER
The OptionCopter Players: Adam Schatz (workstation, whistle, sax)
Thomas White (clipboard, playbook, bass) Max Jaffe (drums) Jeremy Gustin, Booker Stardrum, Ian Chang (drums) Skye Steele (violin) Brandon Seabrook (guitar, banjo) Spencer Zahn (bass) Jas Walton (sax) Kirk Schoenherr (guitar) Jonah Parzen-Johnson (bari) Noah Garabedian (upright) Kirk Knuffke (trumpet) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Ross Edwards (keys)
A team based improvisation adventure, coached by Thomas White and refereed by Adam Schatz. There will be Time Ins and Time Outs, there will be buzzer beatings, and a whole lot of SUBS. White will coach and sub the players in and out, while Schatz will sample and resample the music as it progresses, through his future-perfect workstation, or the "Schatzophone" as others have so dubbed it. Funding made possible by the Fictional Foundation For Silly Ideas.


5/9 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Birthmark
Nate Kinsella (glass harmonica, electronics) Mivos Quartet: Davey Vassallo (guitar) Attiss Ngo (bass) Luke Bergkoetter (drums, marimba, vibraphone)

10 pm
Darius Jones, Tom Blancarte, Weasel Walter, Forbes Graham
Darius Jones (alto sax) Tom Blancarte (bass) Weasel Walter (drums) Forbes Graham (trumpet)


5/10 Thursday (TO)
8 pm
Feast of the Epiphany
Nick Podgurski (keyboard, vocals) Tony Gedrich (bass) Andrew Hock (guitar)
Feast of the Epiphany: Nick Podgurski (Extra Life), Tony Gedrich (Iconchasm), Andrew Hock (Castevet/Hazel Rah).

10 pm
Arts & Sciences
Matt Nelson, Jacob Zimmerman (saxes) Michael Coleman (keyboards) Jordan Glenn (drums)


5/11 Friday (BS)
8 pm
Charlie Looker
Charlie Looker (guitar) Greg Fox (drums) Jamie Saft (keyboard)
A special first-time improvised collaboration between Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Seaven Teares), Greg Fox (GDFX, Guardian Alien) and Jamie Saft (Masada, Tzadik recording artist).

10 pm
Glass Ghost
Eliot Krimsky (vocals, keys) Mike Johnson (drums, electronics)


5/12 Saturday (NY)
8 pm
Greg Fox
Greg Fox (drums)

10 pm
Hubble
Ben Greenberg (electronics, etc.)


5/13 Sunday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
Ryan Sawyer, Colin Stetson, Nate Wooley, C. Spencer Yeh Quartet
Ryan Sawyer (drums) Colin Stetson (saxophones, reeds) Nate Wooley (trumpet) C. Spencer Yeh


5/14 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


5/15 Tuesday (CB)
8 pm
Matana Roberts and Ches Smith
Matana Roberts (sax) Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Arrington de Dionyso
Arrington de Dionyso (bass clarinet, throatsinging) Thollem McDonas (piano)


5/16 Wednesday (MM)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) and many special guests
ONE LONG SET TO BENEFIT THE STONE! TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS


5/17 Thursday (MM)
8 pm
Tracy Silverman
Tracy Silverman (6-string electric violin)
6-string electric violinist Tracy Silverman employs live looping and a variety of effect pedals to create large sound-scapes that include original works and music by John Adams and Terry Riley written for him.

10 pm
BLIXT
Bill Laswell (bass) Morgen Agren (drums) Raoul Bjorkenheim (guitar)


5/18 Friday (TD)
8 pm
Yarn Wire
Ian Antonio (percussion) Russell Greenberg (percussion) Laura Barger (piano) Ning Yu (piano)
New compositions for piano and percussion.

10 pm
Caleb Burhans and Todd Reynolds
Caleb Burhans (violins, electronics) Todd Reynolds (violins, electronics)


5/19 Saturday (MJC)
8 pm
Ian Williams (of Battles)
Ian Williams (guitars, synths)

10 pm
Doom Ribbons
Shane Perlowin (guitar) James Owen (multi-instrumentalist/vocalist)
Ahleuchatistas' guitarist Shane Perlowin teams up with vocalist James Owen to create a beautiful and haunting lyrical opus and a lament for humanity's folly. An ambitious conceptual work over three years in the making, it explores epic world beat, psychedelia, tension-building post rock, noise, free jazz, progressive chamber rock, and nuanced sound-collage.


5/20 Sunday (DS)
8 pm
Off the Cliff with Clarice
Exploring the differences and similarities between classical contemporary music, jazz and Brazilian street music.
Clarice Assad (piano, voice, bass guitar) João Luiz Resende (guitar, cavaquinho) Keita Ogawa (percussion)

10 pm
The Magic Number
Zach Brock (violin) Matt Wigton (bass) Fred Kennedy (drums)


5/21 Monday (RJP)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


5/22 Tuesday (DDT)
8 pm
Del Sol String Quartet
Visiting from San Francisco, featuring music by Joan Jeanrenaud, Ben Johnston, Elena Kats-Chernin, Chinary Ung, and Daniel Ward.

10 pm
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola
Charlie Hunter (seven-string guitar) Scott Amendola (drums)
Playing Charlie's new tunes to be recorded this week!


5/23 Wednesday (DDT)
8 pm
Jenny Lin
Jenny Lin (piano)
Merce Cunningham composers show: Celebrating composers from the Merce Cunningham company performing works for solo piano by David Behrman, John Cage, John King, Stephan Moore, Gordon Mumma, and Christian Wolff.

10 pm
Luciano Chessa
Luciano Chessa (piano, voice, Vietnamese dan bau)
Playing some of his recent solo compositions including 'Louganis' for piano, TV/VCR and living room set (video by Terry Berlier) and 'Chronicle Hotel,' Joan La Barbara's 1974's striking "Hear what I feel" and Francesco Cangiullo's explosive Futurist sound poem "Piedigrotta" (1913).

GENERAL ADMISSION: TWENTY DOLLARS. UNDEREMPLOYED: TEN DOLLARS


5/24 Thursday (YT)
8 pm
Lisa Bielawa
Lisa Bielawa (vocalist, composer)
Featuring members of the Einstein on the Beach chorus: Philip Anderson, Joe Chappel, Hai-Ting Chinn, John Kawa, Kate Maroney, Solange Merdinian, Gregory Purnhagen & Melanie Russell, and pianist Paul Vasile.

10 pm
Ashley Bathgate
Ashley Bathgate (cello)
Bang on a Can cellist performs solo and with special guests Ian Rosenbaum (percussion). Come see what happens when cellists stop playing Bach suites. Music by Annie Gosfield, Bill Ryan, John Zorn, and more.


5/25 Friday (JM)
8 pm
Stefano Scodanibbio Tribute Concert
Scott Dixon (contrabass) Matteo Cesari (bass flute) Benjamin Kreith (violin) Del Sol String Quartet
Honoring legendary contrabassist and composer Stefano Scodanibbio.

10 pm
Dither
Taylor Levine, James Moore, Josh Lopes, Gyan Riley (electric guitars)


5/26 Saturday (YT)
8 pm
SuperBalls!
Gyan Riley (guitar) David Cossin (percussion)
Featuring brand new compositions for guitar and vibraphone/percussion, and a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1921 classic “The Goat,” with Gyan’s recently composed live score.

10 pm
Pastor's B.
M. C. Schmidt (percussion) Josh Quillen (percussion)
M. C. Schmidt (of Matmos) and Josh Quillen (of So Percussion)


5/27 Sunday (JI)
8 pm
Mark Stewart
Mark Stewart (guitar) and friends
Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist for Bang on a Can and Paul Simon stretches out with some new music.

10 pm
smpl
Cenk Ergun (laptop and autoharp) Jason Treuting (drums) Grey McMurray (electric guitar)


5/28 Monday (RJP)
7:30 and 9 pm
NEW MUSIC OBSERVATORY AT THE STONE
STEVEN BERNSTEIN’S MILLENNIAL TERRITORY ORCHESTRA
7:30—Open Rehearsal
9:00—Performance


5/29 Tuesday (TO)
8 pm
Sanjaya the Sceptic
Jessika Kenney (voice) Eyvind Kang (viola)
For Robert Jenkins.

10 pm
Vicky Chow
Vicky Chow (piano) Owen Weaver (percussion)
Bang on a Can pianist Vicky Chow plays a set of piece by David Lang, Nico Muhly, Matt McBane, Evan Ziporyn, Morton Feldman, Gyorgy Ligeti, Chris Cerrone, Daniel Wohl and Andy Akiho.


5/30 Wednesday (HB)
8 pm
Amy X Neuburg
Amy X Neuburg (voice, electronics)
New works and old favorites from Amy's repertoire of electronic “avant-cabaret” performance pieces. Using looping, drumming and processing, Amy creates her own multi-layered world of stories and songs, poignancy and humor, composition and improvisation—featuring the many colors of her 4-octave vocal range.

10 pm
Tinklepotty/D-Bakl
Jason Branyan (voice, drums, sampling, tape)


5/31 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Lukas Ligeti
Lukas Ligeti (drums) Leron Thomas (trumpet) Travis Sullivan (sax) Shoko Nagai (piano) Evan Lipson (bass)
LL goes jazz? Or not? How can one know? What is jazz?

10 pm
Martin Philadelphy and Giant Dwarf
Martin Philadelphy (guitar) Jeremy Carstedt (drums, percussion)
Experimental noise/jazz/rock duo. Martin Philadelphy's guitar is like a rabbit darting through the woods with not an obvious, but a definite purpose. Jeremy Carlstedt's drums act as trees, points for the rabbit to navigate. Then the rabbit becomes the sky, and the trees are clouds.


 

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