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August 2011 at the Stone 
curated by Carlos Giffoni / Seth Rosner

AUGUST 1—16
NO FUN
CURATED BY CARLOS GIFFONI
No Fun Productions is an independent label with a home in Brooklyn.We also put together the No Fun Fest every year, like the festival the label is completely curated by us (no demos are accepted, sorry, we wish we had the time to listen to them!). The artist and releases on the label are a reflection of the music we enjoy and support and do not fall into a specific category or scene.

8/1 Monday (MP)
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.


8/2 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Don Dietrich and C. Spencer Yeh
Don Dietrich (sax, electronics) C. Spencer Yeh (violin, electronics)

10 pm
Yellow Tears
Frank Ludovico, Jeremy Nissan, Ryan Woodhall (electronics, vocals)
FIVE DOLLARS


8/3 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Alan Licht
Alan Licht (guitar)

10 pm
Marcia Bassett
Marcia Bassett (guitar)
FIVE DOLLARS


8/4 Thursday (JM)
8 pm
Okkyung Lee & Carlos Giffoni
Okkyung Lee (cello) Carlos Giffoni (electronics)

10 pm
Laurel Halo
Laurel Halo (voice, electronics)


8/5 Friday (CB)
8 pm
Mike Shiflet
Mike Shiflet (guitar, laptop)

10 pm
Metalux
M.V. Carbon, J. Graf (voice, instruments)


8/6 Saturday (CWL)
8 pm
Spectre Folk

10 pm
FORMA
Mark Dwinell, Sophie Lam (synths) George Bennett (drum programming, electronics)


8/7 Sunday (CL)
8 pm
White Out with Ikue Mori
Tom Surgall (drums, percussion) Lin Culbertson (voice, electronics)
Ikue Mori (electronics)

10 pm
Driphouse
Daren Ho (electronics)


8/8 Monday (MP)
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.


8/9 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Nancy Garcia
Nancy Garcia (voice, guitar, electronics) Evelyne Buhler (guitar) Nick Hasty (drums) Ryan Walsh (bass)

10 pm
Weasel Walter, Eric Zinman, Lisle Ellis
Eric Zinman (piano) Lisle Ellis (bass) Weasel Walter (drums)


8/10 Wednesday (YT)
8 pm
Sickness
Sickness (electronics)
FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
Noveller
Sarah Lipstate (guitar)


8/11 Thursday (JM)
8 pm
Vampire Belt
Chris Corsano (drums) Bill Nace (guitar)

10 pm
Mark Morgan and Brian Sullivan
Mark Morgan, Brian Sullivan (guitars)
FIVE DOLLARS


8/12 Friday (NY)
8 pm
Ikue Mori/Sylvie Courvoisier/Jim Black
Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Jim Black (drums)

10 pm
RAT BASTARD
RAT BASTARD (guitar)
FIVE DOLLARS


8/13 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Oneohtrix Point Never
Daniel Lopatin (electronics)

10 pm
Nautical Almanac
Carly Ptak (electronics) Twig Harper (electronics)


8/14 Sunday (MJJ)
8 pm
Maya Miller and Mike Bernstein
Maya Miller (organ) Mike Bernstein (guitar, synth)

10 pm
C. Spencer Yeh and Meg Clixby
C. Spencer Yeh (violin, electronics) Meg Clixby (bass, electronics)


MONDAY AUGUST 15
FUKUSHIMA!
The Stone is proud to participate in this world wide initiative with two sets of improvisation. PROJECT FUKUSHIMA WEBSITE— http://www.pj-fukushima.jp/index.html
On August 15 we will hold a festival in Fukushima.

We will organize numerous events before and after the festival, and carry out projects in and out of Fukushima under the name Fukushima! for a continuous and long-term basis.

After the disaster, Japan was faced not just with the damage from the earthquake and the tsunami, but also with the accident at a nuclear power plant for which solutions are nowhere in sight. Some may feel that this is no time for holding a festival, given that many people are faced with the potential loss of their hometowns, schoolyards are unusable due to elevated radiations levels, and many evacuees are not allowed to go back to their own homes. But we have not given up on Fukushima by any means. Even if some places have been made uninhabitable, we want to believe in Fukushima’s rebirth. That is why we need a festival. We need music. We need a place where people can gather to converse. We need hope, a motivation to live. In order to prevent Fukushima from being forgotten, and to retain Fukushima’s connection with the outside world, we want to make the festival a stepping-stone for the future. —Otomo Yoshihide

We are Fukushima. We won’t give up on Fukushima. The light of Fukushima, the clouds of Tohoku, the history, the lives, the kindheartedness, the fathers and mothers, the Abukuma river, the twinkling of the stars, the smiles of children… we believe in all those “Fukushimas”. 3.11. In order to seize “Fukushima” back from that day, we shall come together in the middle of August to make a declaration to the world. We will not give up our dreams, we will not give up on ourselves, we will not give up on Fukushima, we will not give up on Japan. Let us look up to the blue skies of Fukushima. To the light and the clouds and the lives. To father sky. To mother earth. In the fields of Fukushima, in the grounds of Fukushima, for the heartbeat of Fukushima, for you, we will be waiting.—Ryoichi Wago

8/15 Monday (YT)
8 and 10pm
PROJECT FUKUSHIMA! BENEFIT CONCERTS
John Zorn, Ned Rothenberg (sax) Uri Caine, Shoko Nagai, Karl Berger (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Ha Yang Kim (cello) Nels Cline, David Watson (guitar) Yuka Honda (keyboards) Satoshi Takeishi (drums) Shayna Dunkelman (percussion) Chuck Bettis, Michael Carter (electronics) Kato Hideki (bass) and many special guests!
TWO SPECIAL SETS OF IMPROVISED MUSIC AS PART OF A WORLD-WIDE INITIATIVE FOR THE LAND AND PEOPLE OF FUKUSHIMA. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO PROJECT FUKUSHIMA!—TWENTY DOLLARS

THIS NIGHT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE OVER WEBSYN RADIO BY DOMINIQUE BALAY—THE LINK http://droitdecites.org/2011/06/08/websynradio-en-direct-de-the-stone-new-york-fukushima/


8/16 Tuesday (LS)
8 pm to 11 pm
MARATHON CONCERT OF SIX EXCITING NEW BANDS—A FUKUSHIMA BENEFIT!
RAPSTAR: Justin Veloso (drums) Paul Wheeler (guitar)
YUKARI (flute)
LINDENBOMBER FLEET: Borey Shin (accordion) Mia Friedman (violin) Beth McDonald (tuba) Lautaro Mantilla (guitar)
JOHN STANESCO (sax, electronics)
GO-ZEE-LAH: Kyoko Kitamura (voice) Yayoi Ikawa (piano)
PET BOTTLE NINGEN: Dave Scanlon (guitar) Nonoko Yoshida (sax) Dave Miller (drums)
A THREE HOUR Marathon concert of 6 young bands who have all donated their music for this special performance to benefit the FUKUSHIMA PROJECT. CURATED BY NONOKO YOSHIDA ADMISSION TEN DOLLARS FOR THE WHOLE NIGHT


AUGUST 17—31
Pi Recordings
CURATED BY SETH ROSNER AND YULUN WANG
Pi Recordings is a New York-based record label dedicated to releasing innovative music by artists with unique and defining voices. Founded in 2001, we spotlight composers, improvisers and bandleaders who are pushing music in new, groundbreaking ways. Jazz artists have never had a wider musical palette at their disposal than now, and they are using it to create music that is more varied, profound and vibrant than ever before. Pi Recordings is here to capture what we recognize as the high points of these developments. The best of the best

8/17 Wednesday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Fieldwork
Vijay Iyer (piano) Steve Lehman (alto sax) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)


8/18 Thursday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Fieldwork
Vijay Iyer (piano) Steve Lehman (alto sax) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)


8/19 Friday (DS)
8 pm
Steve Coleman
Steve Coleman (alto sax) Rajna Swaminathan (mrudangam) Marcus Gilmore (drums)

10 pm
Steve Coleman
Steve Coleman (alto sax) Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) David Bryant (piano)


8/20 Saturday (JCDS)
8 pm
Liberty Ellman Quintet
Liberty Ellman (guitar) Vijay Iyer (piano) Matt Maneri (violin) Stephan Crump (bass) Damion Reid (drums)

10 pm
Jonathan Finlayson Trio
Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) David Virelles (piano) Joe Sanders (bass)


8/21 Sunday (DDT)
8 pm
Steve Coleman
Steve Coleman (alto sax) David Gilmore, Miles Okazaki (guitars)

10 pm
Steve Coleman
Steve Coleman (alto sax) Matthew Brewer (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums)


8/22 Monday (SK)
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.


8/23 Tuesday (SK)
8 pm
Steve Lehman Trio
Steve Lehman (alto sax) Matt Brewer (bass) Damion Reid (drums)

10 pm
Rafiq Bhatia & (A)SYNCHRONOUS REELS
Rafiq Bhatia (guitars, samples) David Virelles (piano, synthesizer) HPrizm (electronics) Jackson Hill (bass) Marcus Gilmore (drums)


8/24 Wednesday (NY)
8 pm
Steve Lehman Trio with Special Guest Carlos Homs
Steve Lehman (alto sax) Carlos Homs (piano) Chris Tordini (bass) Damion Reid (drums)

10 pm
Michiana for Saxophone Alone
Jonah Parzen-Johnson (baritone sax)
Michiana for Saxophone Alone is a suite composed for solo baritone saxophone. It utilizes a combination of extended techniques, rich harmony, and intimate melodies, to paint a landscape of joyful melancholy.


8/25 Thursday (MJ)
8 pm
Chris Dingman Trio
Chris Dingman (vibes) Loren Stillman (alto saxes) Ryan Ferreira (guitar)

10 pm
Mark Dresser
Mark Dresser (bass)


8/26 Friday (MJ)
8 pm
Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble
Amir ElSaffar (trumpet, maqam vocals, santour) Ole Mathisen (tenor and soprano saxes) Zafer Tawil (oud) John Hebert (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums)
Amir ElSaffar (trumpet, maqam vocals, santour) Ole Mathisen (tenor and soprano saxophone) Zafer Tawil (oud) John Hebert (bass) Nasheet Waits (drums)

10 pm
Shahzad Ismaily Trio
Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Mat Maneri (viola) Ches Smith (drums)


THE STONE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY TO MONDAY AUGUST 27-29
These concerts have been canceled out of respect to MOTHER NATURE. HURRICANE IRENE is expected to strike six hours ahead of schedule at 9PM on Saturday night.
PLEASE STAY INDOORS AND STAY SAFE!
WE WILL REOPEN ON TUESDAY AUGUST 30

(RK)

8/30 Tuesday (DS)
8 pm
Ches Smith and These Arches
Ches Smith (drums) Tim Berne (alto sax) Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson (guitars) Andrea Parkins (accordion)

10 pm
Shahzad Ismaily Solo
Shahzad Ismaily (bass, electronics)


8/31 Wednesday (DS)
8 pm
Jen Shyu
Jen Shyu (voice, moon lute, piano, east timorese lakadou)
Performing new material for solo ritual, speaking-singing in different tongues, using instruments and objects that sing and ring.

10 pm
Tyshawn Sorey
Tyshawn Sorey (drums, synthesizer, piano, trombone, iPod, melodica)
Performing music from his solo and traditional repertoire, including Jewish music and a standard or two.


 

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