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August 2010 at the Stone
8/1 Sunday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
The Improvisor Festival
Chris Cochrane, David First (guitars) Andrea Parkins (accordion) Reuben Radding (bass) Sean Meehan (percussion) Jack Wright, Blaise Siwula (saxes) LaDonna Smith (violin, viola) Judy Dunaway (tba) Matt Ostrowski (electronics)
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Improvisor with Amica Bunker at the Stone!
8/3 Tuesday (NY)
Sarah Cahill—New Music for Piano I
Sarah Cahill (piano)
Sarah premieres a new work by Carl Stone and performs the NYC premieres of Annie Gosfield's “Five Characters Walk Into a Bar” and Eve Beglarian's “Night Psalm”, along with recent compositions by Terry Riley, Guy Klucevsek, Larry Polansky, and Mamoru Fujieda.
Carl Stone (laptop computer)
Tokyo based composer Carl Stone gives a supremely eponymous performance for his debut at The Stone, which will feature a full set of Lower East Side premieres of new works for computer based sound.
8/4 Wednesday (TD)
Richard Carrick (piano)
Richard Carrick (composer and pianist) will present all new works for solo piano with pre-recorded tracks, along with a new part of his "Cycles of the Absurd" with Margaret Lancaster, Josh Modney and other guests. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear the composer performing his own music; new works for an upcoming CD.
Kingdom of Jones
Cristian Amigo (electric guitars, soundscapes) Izzi Ramkissoon (bass, laptop) Cristian Amigo (electric guitars) Jerrold Kavanagh (drums)
Music from their upcoming CD “The Buzzy Garden”.
8/5 Thursday (JC)
Kathleen Supové—New Music for Piano II
Kathleen Supové (piano)
Works of Jacob TV and Alvin Curran. Program includes the premiere of "Love Means" by Jacob TV in Supové's version for piano and soundtrack; "The Body Of Your Dreams" by Jacob TV; selections from "Inner Cities" and "For Cornelius" by Curran.
Anthony DeMare—New Music for Piano III
Anthony DeMare (piano)
" ... later that evening"
Tony presents an intimate summer evening's program featuring Meredith Monk's "Gotham Lullaby" in addition to his new arrangements of Meredith's "urban march (shadow)" and Laurie Anderson's "Statue of Liberty", both of which will be featured on his upcoming Innova release SPEAK!. Other works include "Aphorisms"--a new work written for him by Joseph Hallman based on texts by Lorca; rarely heard blues and improvised works by Conlon Nancarrow & Charles Ives; two nocturnal preludes by Debussy and Morton Feldman's meditative final piano work "Palais de Mari".
8/6 Friday (DS)
Blair McMillen—New Music for Piano IV Premiere
Blair McMillen (piano)
Known for his imaginative and daring programming, Blair McMillen presents world premieres by Erica Ball and Derek Geary; as well as solo works by Annie Gosfield ("The Wanton Brutality of a Tender Touch"), Daniel Felsenfeld ("Obsession #1: Toscanini's Glasses"), and Giacinto Scelsi ("Action Music").
Joseph Kubera—New Music for Piano V
Joseph Kubera (piano)
Joseph Kubera has been committed to contemporary music for the past 30 years. His program tonight will include Anthony Coleman's "East Orange," as well as Alvin Lucier's "Still LIves" and Michael Byron's "Enchanting the Stars" (from "Dreamers of Pearl"), both written for Mr. Kubera.
8/7 Saturday (JM)
Annie Gosfield: From the Chamber to the Factory—String Quartet Premiere and EWA7
The Jasper String Quartet: J Freivogel, Sae Niwa (violins) Sam Quintal (viola) Rachel Henderson Freivogel (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboards) Roger Kleier (guitar) Ches Smith (drums)
The Jasper String Quartet will perform the NYC premiere of Gosfield’s new string quartet inspired by the radio transmissions of resistance groups in WWII, commissioned by the Caramoor Festival. This new work incorporates musical materials drawn from the mysterious “Messages Personnels” broadcast to the French Resistance, a silken code scarf used by Danish Resistance members, and processes of encryption. In this rare opportunity to present her chamber work alongside her band, Gosfield's trio will also perform "EWA7", a concert-length piece inspired by factory sounds originally composed and premiered in the industrial environments of Nuremberg, Germany.
The Jasper String Quartet
J Freivogel, Sae Niwa (violins) Sam Quintal (viola) Rachel Henderson Freivogel (cello)
This fine young string quartet will perform a program that spans from the 18th Century to the 21st Century, including a late work by the father of the string quartet (Haydn Op. 77 No. 1); Alban Berg's monumental yet cryptic Lyric Suite; and the NYC premiere of maverick Annie Gosfield's latest quartet. The Jasper String Quartet is the 2009-10 Ernst C. Stiefel String Quartet-in-Residence at the Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, the graduate string quartet in residence at Yale, and will be the quartet in residence at Oberlin this fall.
8/8 Sunday (BS)
Ha-Yang Kim (cello, piano, toy piano, percussion, electronics)
Performing brand new and recent solo works for cello + electronics, and piano.
Yvette Perez (voice, synth) Danny Tunick (vibes, percussion) Peter Zummo (trombone)
Dream music about adoption, family, housework, and money.
8/10 Tuesday (BS)
TILT SIXtet—Chris Mcintyre
TILT SIXtet: Russ Johnson, Nate Wooley (trumpet) Curtis Hasselbring, Chris McIntyre (trombone) Joe Exley, John Altieri (tuba) Special guest Chris Jonas (soprano saxophone, video, composition)
TILT Brass presents its SIXtet project playing new and recent works (Director Chris McIntyre's "R-Fabric" and Anthony Coleman's "Acute Coryza" respectively), as well as the launch of a collaboration with Santa Fe-based composer, saxophonist, and video artist Chris Jonas. Members of SIXtet and Jonas will give a preview performance of music and video from his new intermedia work for TILT entitled "Cities (Garden, Chapter 2)." More info at www.tiltbrass.org/the-stone_100810.html
Les Nuages en France
Marco Cappelli (guitar) Shazad Ismaily (bass) JT Lewis (drums)
This brand new project was born around the music that Marco Cappelli wrote inspired by the characters of the Fred Vargas' mystery books. For the ones who know the French writer Fred Vargas, it will be easy to recognize the profile of Adamsberg, Danglard, Retancourt.... Usually played in a kind of chamber music acoustic sound enviroment, this music is tonight premiered in its electric version.
8/11 Wednesday (JC)
Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld (violins) John Pickford Richards (viola) Kevin McFarland (viola)
This exciting young string quartet will be performing “Contrapunctus #14” from the Art of Fugue (Johann Sebastian Bach, with intonation by Christopher Otto) “Six Bagatelles” op. 9 (Webern) “Blossoming” (Toshio Hosokawa), and “String Quartet no. 5” (Philip Glass)
Elliott Sharp (guitar)
Elliott Sharp performs Octal: Book Two. Just released on Cleanfeed Records, this is solo music for 8-string electroacoustic guitarbass.
8/12 Thursday (MJJ)
Margaret Leng Tan—New Music for Piano VI
Margaret Leng Tan (toy piano, toy instruments, piano, voice)
Celebrating her Mode Records CD/DVD release of "SHE HERSELF ALONE: The Art of the Toy Piano 2".
Margaret Leng Tan—New Music for Piano VII
Margaret Leng Tan (piano, voice)
"FOUR WALLS" by John Cage, on the 18th anniversary of his passing. Leng Tan resurrected this hour-long exploration of the disturbed mind in 1985. A rare opportunity to hear Cage’s uncanny 1944 antecedent to Minimalism.
8/13 Friday (JCRK)
8 and 10 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Roger Kleier (guitar) Ikue Mori (laptop) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and many special guests
COME SUPPORT THE STONE AT OUR MONTHLY IMPROV RENT PARTY—TWENTY DOLLARS
8/14 Saturday (RK)
Ches Smith's Congs for Brums CD release show
Ches Smith (drums, vibraphone,electronics)
Ches Smith celebrates the release of a new album called Noise to Men with a set of new music for drums, vibraphone and electronics.
Roger Kleier's El Pocho Loco
Roger Kleier (guitar) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard) Trevor Dunn (bass) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)
Roger Kleier returns to the Stone with his quartet, with an emphasis on noisy instrumentals, improvisation, and electronic sound manipulations. Oye huey! Es muy loud guitar, OK?
8/15 Sunday (MJ)
Cornelius Dufallo - Journaling (part two)
Corneilius Dufallo (violin)
Composer and violinist Cornelius Dufallo of Ethel and Ne(x)tworks continues his new series of concerts in which he documents his own work with extraordinary living composers while tracking various paths in twenty-first century music. Part two features new music for violin by Vijay Iyer, Kenji Bunch, Joan Jeanrenaud, Paola Prestini, and Daniel Felsenfeld.
Giuseppi Logan Quintet with Matt Lavelle
Giuseppi Logan (alto saxophone, piano) Matt Lavelle (trumpet, bass clarinet)
8/17 Tuesday (YT)
Tom Hamilton, id m theft able, Al Margolis (aka If, Bwana)
Tom Hamilton (electronicatrons) id m theft able (emphatic voice, unknown electracousmatics) Al Margolis (electrically powered devices)
Tom and Al met up with said-vocatronicist in Maine last year, and the rest was/is/will be the future cult of nowdom. Be there, no kidding.
Gleam-Glass-Gliss—Miguel Frasconi and Denman Moroney
Miguel Frasconi (glass harp, glass objects) Denman Maroney (hyperpiano)
Frasconi/Maroney celebrate the release of their Porter Records duet CD "Gleam". Listen to a preview here: http://www.porterrecords.com/id89.html
8/18 Wednesday (YT)
Three NY Women
Stephanie Stone (piano) Yuko Otomo, Eve Packer (poetry)
Steve Dalachinsky, Matt Shipp
Steve Dalachinsky (poetry) Matt Shipp (piano)
8/19 Thursday (DDT)
Jenny Lin - New Music for Piano VIII
Jenny Lin (piano)
Jenny Lin performs work by Bartok, Stravinsky, Robert Helps, and Samuel Feinberg.
Sylvie Courvoisier—New Music for Piano IX
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
8/20 Friday (MJ)
Annie Gosfield, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ha-Yang Kim
Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboards) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ha-Yang Kim (cello)
This new improvising trio features three musicians who have developed their own unique vocabulary on their respective instruments. Altered samples of piano and cello mirror, merge, and collide with their real-life counterparts in a shifting landscape of sonic illusions, musical realities, and old fashioned noise.
Trevor Dunn, Travis Laplante, Randy Peterson
Trevor Dunn (bass) Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Randy Peterson (drums)
8/21 Saturday (JC)
There Are No More Four Seasons—George Kentros, Mattias Petersson
George Kentros (violin) Mattias Petersson (electronics)
Sometimes gorgeous, sometimes cacophonous, this dramatic recomposition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons for violin and electronics, performed by two of the brightest lights of the Swedish new music scene, moves the work into our own times, with all that it entails of airline travel, central heating, and environmental damage. The biggest Swedish daily paper, Dagens Nyheter, just named their spectacular debut one of their top ten classical CDs of the past decade. www.nomoremusic.se
Ashley Bathgate (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampler, Four Roses only)
Ashley Bathgate mixes Heroin, Four Roses, and other mind-altering substances. Bang on a Can’s cellist injects her lively spirit in David Lang's “Heroin”, takes a swig of Annie Gosfield's “Four Roses*” (in a duet with the composer for cello and detuned piano), asks “What is the price of Iron?” in a piece for cello and electronics by Roger Kleier, and gets industrious with Michael Gordon’s “Industry” and “Light is Calling”. *Four Roses is not only the name of the piece, but is also the name of a cheap whiskey
8/22 Sunday (KR)
Miya Masaoka, Mary Halvorson, Satoshi Takeshi
Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Satoshi Takeshi (percussion)
Robert Black (double bass)
"Bang On A Bass" solo music by David Lang, Evan Ziporyn, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe.
8/24 Tuesday (CL)
Ne(x)tworks Composers Series
Joan La Barbara (voice) Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Stephen Gosling (piano) Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics) Miguel Frasconi (glass, electronics) Christopher McIntyre (trombone, synthesizer)
The creative music group Ne(x)tworks continues their ongoing series of new music by member composers. This evening's program includes works by Joan La Barbara, and Shelley Burgon, as well as a collaborative piece by the Ne(x)tworks Trio (Cornelius Dufallo, Joan La Barbara, and Miguel Frasconi).
Shelley Burgon (pedal harp and electronics)
Music by Morton Feldman, John Cage, Shelley Burgon plus more TBA. Utilizing live computer processing of the harp Shelley will interpret scores by herself and those of composers whose work has greatly influenced her own music.
8/25 Wednesday (AC)
Jim Staley (trombone) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (laptop electronics)
David Watson (bagpipe) Miguel Frasconi (electronics and glass objects) Sean Meehan (drums) Jay Rozen (tuba)
Described in the Los Angeles Times as “completely unconventional, highly original and relentlessly inventive,” bagpiper David Watson is joined in a unique collaboration. With Miguel Frasconi using electronics and a menagerie of acoustic glass objects, drummer Sean Meehan who is currently recording an abridged audio book of Helmholtz's “On the Sensation of Tone,” and esteemed tuba player Jay Rozen.
8/26 Thursday (MJJ)
Keith Kirchoff—New Music for Piano X
Keith Kirchoff (piano, electronics)
Keith Kirchoff will play a program that will include Christopher Trebue Moore's “praya dubia”, Dan VanHassel's “Lush Intrinsic”, his own “The Adventures of Norby”, and more...
Stephen Gosling—New Music for Piano XI
Stephen Gosling (piano)
Stephen Gosling performs John Adams' “Phrygian Gates”, Scott Johnson’s “Jet Lag Lounge”, Annie Gosfield’s “Five Characters Walk into a Bar”, and more...
8/27 Friday (JM)
Annie Gosfield chamber works - Ne(x)tworks String Quartet, Keith Kirchoff, Cornelius Dufallo and Annie Gosfield
Cornelius Dufallo, Christopher Otto (violins) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamral (cello) Keith Kirchoff (piano, electronics) Annie Gosfield (sampler, piano)
A concert of Gosfield’s chamber music that marries the purely acoustic to the noisily electronic in a sometimes unholy union. Neil Dufallo performs the ethereal “Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites” for violin and satellite sounds, Keith Kirchoff performs the very raucous “Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers” for piano and sampler, and for the first time, Ne(x)tworks String Quartet performs “Lightheaded and Heavyhearted”.
The Ne(x)tworks String Trio
Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello)
Ne(x)tworks members perform works by Matthias Pintscher, Cornelius
Dufallo, and Miguel Frasconi.
8/28 Saturday (KR)
Hahn Rowe, Roger Kleier, Annie Gosfield
Hahn Rowe (guitar, violin) Roger Kleier (guitar) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboards)
Three people who often share a pizza together meet not to eat, but to play together in a new improvising trio.
Matt Welch (bagpipes)
8/29 Sunday (CB)
Ikue Mori (laptop) Ned Rothenberg (reeds) Zeena Parkins (electric harp)
Eleonor Sandresky (piano)
The pianist/composer playing a set of choreographic piano pieces from "A Sleeper's Notebook" and "Walk In My Shoes".
8/31 Tuesday (YH)
Kevin Norton - Breakfast of Champignon(s)
Esther Noh (violin) Angelica Sanchez (piano, toy piano) JD Parran (reeds, flutes) Kevin Norton (vibraphone, drums)
Breakfast of Champignon(s) is an ensemble that explores the borderlands of contemporary chamber music, modern jazz and free improvisation. All the members of the ensemble can claim roots in these various sub-genres of music, while also claiming to be unique, impressive and sincere contributors on their respective instruments. Formed in 2007, Breakfast of Champignons is named in honor of two events: The passing of novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) and the 40th anniversary of “The Summer of Love”
Jennifer Choi (violin)
Jennifer Choi performs a program of solo violin works: John Zorn “Goetia”, Helmut Lachenmann “Toccatina”, Keeril Makan "Mu", and the premiere of Wadada Leo Smith's “In The Diaspora: Earthquakes And Sunrise Mission” (solo version).