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September 2011 at the Stone 
curated by Jon Abbey / Brian Brandt

SEPTEMBER 1—15
ERSTWHILE
CURATED BY JON ABBEY
Erstwhile Records is an independent record label devoted to free improvisation, particularly the electroacoustic variety. Erstwhile was founded by Jon Abbey in 1999.

9/1 Thursday (DDT)
8 pm
Antoine Beuger-approcher s'éloigner s'absenter (premiere)
Barry Chabala (guitar) Dominic Lash (contrabass) Ben Owen (electronics)

10 pm
Michael Pisaro-hinwandeln, augen zu (premiere)
Barry Chabala (guitar) Dominic Lash (contrabass) Ben Owen (electronics)


9/2 Friday (RK)
8 pm
Bonnie Jones/Maria Chavez
Bonnie Jones (electronics, mics) Maria Chavez (turntable)

10 pm
David Kirby
David Kirby (four tape recorders)


9/3 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
Graham Lambkin/Vanessa Rossetto
Graham Lambkin (microphone, live atmosphere) Vanessa Rossetto (laptop, viola, objects)

10 pm
Olivia Block
Olivia Block (piano, electronics)
Two pieces, one for piano, one for electronics.


9/4 Sunday (DS)
8 pm
Jason Lescalleet
Jason Lescalleet (tapes, electronics)

10 pm
Christian Wolff/Keith Rowe
Christian Wolff (guitar) Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)


SEPTEMBER 5
NO STONE ORCHESTRA TONIGHT
The workshops will begin again next week!



9/6 Tuesday (AC)
8 pm
David Barnes/Richard Kamerman/Graham Stephenson
Dave Barnes (electronics) Richard Kamerman (motors, objects, amplification) Graham Stephenson (amplified trumpet)
Three duo sets.

10 pm
Taku Unami
Taku Unami (object)


9/7 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Keith Rowe/Taku Unami
Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics) Taku Unami (object)

10 pm
Toshi Nakamura/English (Joe Foster/Bonnie Jones)
Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board) Joe Foster (trumpet, electronics) Bonnie Jones (electronics, mics)


9/8 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
The Dolphin
Joe Foster (electronics, trumpet) Dave Barnes (electronics) Richard Kamerman (motors, objects, amplification) Graham Stephenson (amplified trumpet)

10 pm
Keith Rowe/Toshi Nakamura
Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics) Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board)


9/9 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Radu Malfatti/Keith Rowe
Radu Malfatti (trombone) Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)
Composition.

10 pm
Toshi Nakamura/Taku Unami
Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board) Taku Unami (object)


9/10 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Radu Malfatti/Keith Rowe
Radu Malfatti (trombone) Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)
Improvisation.

10 pm
Toshi Nakamura
Toshi Nakamura (no-input mixing board)


9/11 Sunday (DDT)
8 pm
Keith Rowe
Keith Rowe (guitar, electronics)

10 pm
Radu Malfatti/Taku Unami
Radu Malfatti (trombone) Taku Unami (object)
Improvisation.


9/12 Monday (NY)
7:15 and 9 pm
KARL BERGER’S STONE WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA
7:15—Workshop/Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
Performers include: Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry) Art Bailey (accordion) Skye Steele, Frederika Krier, Eloisa Manera (violin) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Miguel Malla (clarinet) Jorge Sylvester, David Schnug (alto sax) Stephen Gauci, Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax) Catherine Sikora (soprano sax) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Bill Wright, Adam Caine, Harvey Valdes (guitar) Dominic Lash, David Perrott, Adam Lane (bass) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) and surprise guests. The list of professional participants is growing.
All are welcome to the 7:15 rehearsal and 9:00 performance for one fee of 20 Dollars (10 Dollars for students, musicians and seniors). Contact creativemusicstudio@gmail.com for future participation in Karl Berger’s Workshop Orchestra project.


9/13 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Radu Malfatti/Michael Pisaro
Radu Mafatti (trombone) Michael Pisaro (electric guitar)
Claude Lorrain 2 (Malfatti)

10 pm
Radu Malfatti/Michael Pisaro
Radu Mafatti (trombone) Michael Pisaro (electric guitar)
Ascending Series (6) (Pisaro)


GRAVITY WAVE FESTIVAL
September 14 and 15
Mostly recent music by Michael Pisaro, performed by Greg Stuart, Barry Chabala, Dominic Lash, Katie Porter and the composer.

9/14 Wednesday (LS)
7:30 pm
A cloud drifting over the plain
Barry Chabala, Michael Pisaro (guitars) Dominic Lash (bass) Greg Stuart (percussion)
A cloud drifting over the plain. A work for recorded percussion and sine tones (consisting of over 80 layers of percussion recordings) and live performance.

9 pm
Mind is moving (I and IV)
Michael Pisaro (classical guitar) Dominic Lash (contrabass)

10:30 pm
fields have ears (6)
Barry Chabala (guitar) Michael Pisaro (electronics)
New piece for electric guitar and recorded turntables, radio, sine tones, guitar and cumulative location recordings.


9/15 Thursday (JI)
7:30 pm
A transparent gate (with ten panels)
Greg Stuart (percussion)
The premiere of the full version of this 100' work for solo percussion and eight small speakers. TWENTY DOLLARS

10:30 pm
asleep, street, pipes, tones
Katie Porter (bass clarinet) Michael Pisaro (guitar)
A 64-minute work for live performance and electronics (organ samples, field recordings and other sounds.)


SEPTEMBER 16—30
MODE RECORDS
CURATED BY BRIAN BRANDT
A record label devoted to New Music, recorded and presented with the highest standards.

9/16 Friday (DJS)
8 pm
The Respect Sextet
Eli Asher (trumpet) James Hirschfeld, (trombone) Malcom Kirby (bass) Ted Poor (drums) Josh Rutner (sax) Red Wierenga (keys)

10 pm
John Cage Variety Show, directed by Miguel Frasconi
Roland Auzet (percussion) Richard Carrick & Chris Cochrane (guitars) Martha Cluver (voice) Christopher McIntyre (trombone) Jovita Zähl (piano) Miguel Frasconi (toy piano, electronics, director)
An evening of pieces by John Cage, performed in a Musicircus environment. Works will include In a Landscape, Music for Amplified Toy Pianos, Cheap Imitation, Variations II, solos from Concert for Piano and Orchestra, excerpts from Song Books, Cage songs and an ensemble performance of 4'33".


9/17 Saturday (AS)
8 pm
Piano Duo Elaeis
Jovita Zaehl, Philipp Kronbichler (piano)
Music for piano 2-, 3-, and 4-hands by Morton Feldman (Piano Three Hands; Piano Four Hands; Piano Piece to Philip Guston), John Cage (2one, arrangement of Cage’s “One” by Zaehl / Kronbichler, USA PREMIERE; Ophelia), Toru Takemitsu (Rain Tree Sketch II); Michael Barolsky (KAN) and Kronbichler.

10 pm
Roland Auzet
Roland Auzet (percussion, electronics)
Works for percussion solo of Iannis Xenakis (Psappha; Rebonds) and by Auzet with electronics.


9/18 Sunday (DH)
8 pm
Pauline Oliveros/Ione
Pauline Oliveros (v accordion) Ione (words and sounds)
Improvisations on Njinga, the Queen King and St. George and the Dragon.

10 pm
Frances White
Liuh-Wen Ting (viola) Troy Rinker (contrabass) Frances White (electronics)
A veil barely seen (2000) / Like the lily (1999) / Two remixes of "Resonant Landscape”, an interactive sound installation, with Pauline Oliveros.


9/19 Monday
7:15 and 9 pm
KARL BERGER’S STONE WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA
7:15—Workshop/Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
Performers include: Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry) Art Bailey (accordion) Skye Steele, Frederika Krier, Eloisa Manera (violin) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Miguel Malla (clarinet) Jorge Sylvester, David Schnug (alto sax) Stephen Gauci, Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax) Catherine Sikora (soprano sax) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Bill Wright, Adam Caine, Harvey Valdes (guitar) Dominic Lash, David Perrott, Adam Lane (bass) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) and surprise guests. The list of professional participants is growing.
All are welcome to the 7:15 rehearsal and 9:00 performance for one fee of 20 Dollars (10 Dollars for students, musicians and seniors). Contact creativemusicstudio@gmail.com for future participation in Karl Berger’s Workshop Orchestra project.


9/20 Tuesday (MJJ)
8 and 10 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax) Kenny Werner (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Tony Buck (drums) Davis Watson (guitar) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Jon Madof (guitar) Dave Scanlon (guitar) Dave Miller (drums) Steve Swell (trombone) Marco Cappelli (guitar) and many special guests
Come on down and support your favorite New York venue at our East Village rent party! We need your help to survive! TWENTY DOLLARS


9/21 Wednesday (YT)
8 pm
Vincent Royer: Spectral Voices
Vincent Royer (viola)
Masterpieces for the viola by two great spectral composers. Giacinto Scelsi: Studie I / Horatiu Radulescu: Lux Animae, dedicated to Vincent Royer / Giacinto Scelsi: Manto I, II, III / Horatiu Radulescu: Das Andere

10 pm
Anton Batagov: Music for Screen
Anton Batagov (piano)
A set of original compositions written for movies and TV shows. Visit www.batagov.com for more information.


9/22 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Marc Sabat and Lorenzo Pompa
Beth Griffith (voice) Stephen Clarke (piano, keyboard) Marc Sabat (violin, adapted viola) Lorenzo Pompa (performance, voice)
Father’s suit and watch (2009) video ballet by Lorenzo Pompa and Marc Sabat / November 15, 1935 – Leaving Santa Barbara (2007) based on a fragment from Partch’s “Bitter Music”.

10 pm
Marco Cappelli Acoustic Trio
Marco Cappelli (guitar) Ken Filiano (double bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion)
Celebrating their new Mode/Avant release “Les Nuages en France”

1030 pm
Special film screening—In the Shadow of No Towers after Art Spiegelman
A premier screening of Mode’s just released DVD to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Features music by Marco Cappelli, narration by John Turturro, video animation by Anne Rothschild, and graphics by Maria Isabel Gouverneur. (50 mins)
Synopsis: On 9/11, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman (creator of “Maus”) was in the immediate vicinity of Ground Zero, fleeing the crumbling World Trade Center with his family. He wrote In the Shadow of No Towers to illustrate the first-hand horror of that day, and the grief and disillusionment which followed. Inspired by Spiegelman’s book, guitarist/composer Marco Cappelli transforms it into a multi-media production. Actor John Turturro, a quintessential New Yorker, is the narrator accompanied by the music of Sintax Error (M. Cappelli, guitars - D. Ledda, samplers - R. Pellegrini, drums) fusing modern classical, rock, jazz, country and cartoon music. The combination of all of these talents makes In the Shadow of No Towers a revelatory experience; its sorrow, confusion and rage all familiar to those who have followed the turmoil of the last ten years, but managing to surprise with its richness and variety.


9/23 Friday (NL)
8 pm
Stephen Clarke
Stephen Clarke (piano)
Horatiu Radulescu: Piano Sonata No. 3 “you will endure forever” / Udo Kasemets: Pythagoras Tree / Gerald Barry: Sur les Pointes.

10 pm
Joe Giardullo’s RED MOROCCO QUARTET
Catherine Sikora (tenor and soprano saxes) Brian Groder (trumpet) Harvey Sorgen (drums) Joe Giardullo (tenor, soprano and sopranino saxes)


9/24 Saturday (SKDS)
8 pm
Allen Otte/Bonnie Whiting Smith: Speaking of and after Cage
Allen Otte, Bonnie Whiting Smith (speaking percussionists)
Otte and Whiting Smith present a continuous program of music for vocalizing percussionists, featuring unique realizations of works by John Cage as well as music by Corey Dargel, Frederic Rzewski, and themselves.

10 pm
Mode Records presents: Idea Music 1
Eli Asher (trumpet) Marco Cappelli (electric guitar) Beth Griffith (voice) Allen Otte, Bonnie Whiting Smith (percussion) Vincent Royer (viola) Josh Rutner (sax)
Earle Brown: December 1952 / Luc Ferrari: Tautologos III / Mauricio Kagel: Ludwig van / Earle Brown: December 1952 (farewell version).


9/25 Sunday (BK)
8 pm
Margaret Leng Tan plays Four Walls
Margaret Leng Tan (piano, voice)
John Cage: Four Walls (1944) An hour-long exploration of the disturbed mind.

10 pm
My Wounded Head 3: Rob Haskins plays Marc Chan
Rob Haskins (piano) Grey McMurray (guitar) David Crowell (sax
My Wounded Head 3, for solo piano, is a long, quiet road trip through the Bach Passion Chorales, spinning the appropriated notes like threads through a loom, increasing, in the process, its duration. Preceded by Chan’s arrangement of John Cage’s In a Landscape for piano, guitar and saxophone.


9/26 Monday (NY)
7:15 and 9 pm
KARL BERGER’S STONE WORKSHOP ORCHESTRA
7:15—Workshop/Rehearsal
9:00—Performance
Performers include: Ingrid Sertso (vocals, poetry) Art Bailey (accordion) Skye Steele, Frederika Krier, Eloisa Manera (violin) Sylvain Leroux (flutes) Miguel Malla (clarinet) Jorge Sylvester, David Schnug (alto sax) Stephen Gauci, Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax) Catherine Sikora (soprano sax) Thomas Heberer, Herb Robertson, Brian Groder (trumpet) Steve Swell (trombone) Bill Wright, Adam Caine, Harvey Valdes (guitar) Dominic Lash, David Perrott, Adam Lane (bass) Lou Grassi, Harris Eisenstadt (drums) Philip Foster (odds and ends) and surprise guests. The list of professional participants is growing.
All are welcome to the 7:15 rehearsal and 9:00 performance for one fee of 20 Dollars (10 Dollars for students, musicians and seniors). Contact creativemusicstudio@gmail.com for future participation in Karl Berger’s Workshop Orchestra project.


9/27 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Neely Bruce
Neely Bruce (piano, composer)
Prelude and Fugue in A minor (J.S. Bach) / Homage to Seb / Sponge (W.C. Simon) / Furniture Music in the form of Fifty Rag Licks / Three Gymnopedies / A Fugue for Louise Faircloth / A Partita for Virginia Ellen.

10 pm
Schanzer/Speach Duo with Lindsey Horner
Jeffrey Schanzer (guitar) Bernadette Speach (piano) Lindsey Horner (bass)
Composer/guitarist Jeffrey Schanzer and composer/pianist Bernadette Speach join forces with long-time collaborator composer/bassist Lindsey Horner to perform a few old, and mostly improvised new solos, duos and trios.


9/28 Wednesday (MJJ)
8 pm
Joe McPhee, Lori Freedman, Dominique Duval, and a mystery guest
oe McPhee (sax) Lori Freedman (clarinets) Dominique Duval (bass) ??? (drums, percussion)
Improvisations from these long-time collaborators.

10 pm
Duo for the Liberation of Sound and Image, with Dario Garau
Gerard Pape (composer, sound projection) Olga Krashenko (composer, flute) Dario Garau (piano)
Krashenko: Ge / Pape: Harmonies of Time and Timbre I / Stockhausen: Klavierstuck VII / Scelsi: from Five Incantations and Suite No. 8 "Bot-Ba" / Krashenko: From.


9/29 Thursday (CWL)
8 pm
Tim Hodgkinson
Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet) Dominic Lash (double bass) Denman Maroney (piano)
A concert of improvised music from this former member of Henry Cow.

10 pm
foci+loci
Chris Burke, Tamara Yadao
Treating the map editors in current video game technology as virtual sound stages, foci+loci create immersive electroacoustic spaces with virtual instruments and timed audiovisual events.


9/30 Friday (YT)
8 pm
Talea Ensemble
Gerard Pesson: Vexierbilder II / Anthony Cheung: Roundabouts / Alvin Curran: Triadic Limbo / Fausto Romitelli: Trash TV Trance / Victor Adan: Solum [Multiplexor I]

10 pm
Mode Records presents: Idea Music 2
Marco Cappelli (guitar) Lori Freedman (clarinet) Dario Garau (piano) Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet) Olga Krashenko (viola) Gerard Pape (voice)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Elongation and Shortening, from Fur kommende Zeiten / Anestis Logothetis: Integration / Karlheinz Stockhausen: Right Durations, from Aus den sieben Tagen


 

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