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December 2010 at the Stone 
curated by Raz Mesinai and Marina Rosenfeld

12/1 Wednesday (NL)
8 pm
Raz Mesinai plays Turntable Compositions by Marina Rosenfeld, George Lewis, Raz Mesinai and DJ Olive
Raz Mesinai (electronics, turntables)
Among other works, Raz will be performing Marina Rosenfeld's composition Sour Mash, a vinyl score that is performed on turntables.

10 pm
BADAWI
Raz Mesinai (electronics)


12/2 Thursday (CB)
8 pm
Ikue Mori
Ikue Mori (electronics)
Ikue Mori performs music from her recent Tzadik release "Class Insecta".

10 pm
itsnotyouitsme
Grey McMurray (electric guitar) Caleb Burhans (electric violin) Theo Bleckmann (voice) Skúli Sverrisson (electric bass)
Featuring Theo Bleckmann and Skúli Sverrisson


12/3 Friday (JM)
8 pm
Hahn Rowe
Hahn Rowe (analogue synthesizers)

10 pm
Mirrorgate
Mario Diaz De Leon (guitar) Doron Sadja (synth, drum machine)


12/4 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Peter Evans
Peter Evans (trumpet)
Peter Evans has been playing solo trumpet concerts for the past 8 years and has released two albums of solo music on psi: "More is More" (2006) and the double CD "Nature Culture" (2009). This is first NYC solo performance in over a year.

10 pm
Mark Dresser & Raz Mesinai Duo
Mark Dresser (bass) Raz Mesinai (electronics)


12/5 Sunday (JCYT)
8 pm
Stephanie Griffin
Stephanie Griffin (viola) John Gurrin (video art)
Gerard Grisey's monumental Prologue for Solo Viola (1976) and solo violas works by Malaysian composer Kee Yong Chong and Indonesian composer Tony Prabowo with original video art by John Gurrin.

10 pm
Keith and Mindi Obadike
Keith and Mindi Obadike


MONDAY DECEMBER 6—STONE SEMINAR 49
MARC MOMMAAS and TONY MORENO—A linear approach to rhythmic development in composition and improvisation
7PM to 10PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
Marc and Tony will present a lecture/demonstration of their rhythmic language. Marc will discuss the specific challenges, possibilities and opportunities dealing with rhythmic diversity (mixed meter, polyrhythm) as a linear instrumentalist. Followed by one set of music with LANDMARC: Marc Mommaas (sax, composition) Tony Moreno (drums, Nate Radley (guitar) Rez Abbasi (guitar) and a Q&A and open discussion.

(DS)

12/7 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Doug Wieselman
Doug Wieselman (clarinet, loops)
Repertoire developed over several years, mainly derived from water melodies.

10 pm
Trio S
Doug Wielselman (clarinet, guitar, loops) Jane Scarpantoni (cello) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
Trio S has been a trio since 2000, playing Wieselman's compositions primarily coming from water melodies and dreams.


12/8 Wednesday (CB)
8 pm
Rockaway Family Band
Taketo Shimada (electronics)

10 pm
Raz Mesinai's "Badawi" + "The Echo Of Decay" featuring Maya Beiser
Raz Mesinai (electronics) Maya Beiser (cello)


12/9 Thursday (JS)
8 pm
Mike Slott
Mike Slott (electronics)
One of todays subtlest, most naturally gifted experimental hip hop producers. His bravery to explore percussive, textural soundscapes with shifting plates of synthetic melody has earned him kudos from some of the worlds leading musicians and critics in modern electronic music.

10 pm
Val-Inc
Val-Inc (Air Synth, PMC 06, Wavedrum, HDX, QFO)
Born and raised in Haiti, Val-Inc evokes the musical esoteric realms of the creative subconscious and self defined as "Afro-Electronica". She incorporates her African Haitian musical traditions into the present and beyond, combining acoustics with electronics and the archaic with the post-modern. Her “Afro-Electronica” performances have been showcased in New York City at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and internationally at SaalFelden Music Festival in Austria, Switzerland, Jazz à la Villette in France, and the Biennale Museum in Italy.


12/10 Friday (JM)
8 pm
Blow out
Ches Smith (drums) Raz Mesinai (electronics)

10 pm
Sergei Tcherepnin
Sergei Tcherepnin (analogue synths, processing)


12/11 Saturday (CL)
8 pm
Indigo Street
Indigo Street (guitar)

10 pm
Honey Child
Honeychild (vocals, electronics, voice)


12/12 Sunday (YT)
8 pm
Guillermo Brown
Guillermo Brown (drums, electronics)

10 pm
Abraham Gomez - delgato
Abraham Gomez - delgat (Ehe) Taylor Ho-Bynum (cornet)
Abraham performs music on the Eje, a hybrid of bass/guitar, cowbell pedals, congas, harmonica and voice with special guest Taylor Ho-Bynum (cornet).


MONDAY DECEMBER 13—STONE SEMINAR 50
SCOTT ROBINSON
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
The legendary reedman and professor of sciensonic laboratories leads us though a variety of sax related secrets.

(DDT)

12/14 Tuesday (JI)
8 pm
Ches Smith Solo
Ches Smith (drums)

10 pm
Pete Fitzpatrick
Pete Fitzpatrick (instruments, voice)


12/15 Wednesday (BLG)
8 pm
David Behrman with Christian Wolff and John King
David Behrman, Christian Wolff, John King (electronics, instruments)

10 pm
Bryan Eubanks
Bryan Eubanks (open-circuits, electronics)


12/16 Thursday (JS)
8 pm
Miya Masaoka
Miya Masaoka (koto)

10 pm
Stef Eye
Zaphryn Phollicle (electronics)
The Music of Zaphryn Phollicle is a paradigm shifting abyss from electronics to acoustic instruments, soundscapes based on improvised loops, exploring the sounds of electronic programs, loops, keyboards, Baldwin Organ, Ukelin, Bubul Tarang (Indian Banjo) and typewriters.


12/17 Friday (KRMP)
8 pm
Matana Roberts and Raz Mesinai
Matana Roberts (sax) Raz Mesinai (electronics)

10 pm
Causing A Tiger
Carla Kihlstedt (violin, voice) Matthias Bossi (drums, piano, voice) Shahzad Ismaily (electric bass)


12/18 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Kato Hideki and James Fei
Kato Hideki (electric bass, electronics) James Fei (analog electronics)
This longstanding duo works with the visceral complexities of live electronics, using acoustic and electronic feedback, vintage and handmade circuitry. No computers. A little bit of CMOS. Lots of electromagnetic manipulations.

10 pm
Sleepwalker
Raz Mesinai (live processing) Jonathan Gandelsman (violin) Shahzad Ismaily (electric bass)


12/19 Sunday (CL)
8 pm
Erik Sanko Solo
Erik Sanko (bass)

10 pm
The Just Ornette Quartet
Al MacDowell (electric piccolo bass) Pete Drungle (piano, electronics) Tony Falanga (contrabass) Tony Lewis (drums)
This New York City-based quartet (led by Al MacDowell, a 35-year veteran of Ornette Coleman’s Harmolodic theory) gives a new and authentic take on Coleman's compositions.


MONDAY DECEMBER 20—STONE SEMINAR 51
MARTY EHRLICH
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
The reed maestro and composer speaks about a variety of subjects. Bring your horn and your questions. It is open to all instruments. We will play some Hemphill, some Andrew Hill, some Ehrlich, and in general make a joyful noise.

(DDT)

12/21 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Joan La Barbara
Joan La Barbara (voice)

10 pm
Shahzad Ismaily
Shahzad Ismaily (analogue synths, electric bass)


12/22 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
James Fei
James Fei (saxophone)
Fei returns to his solo saxophone works for the first time in years. The pieces deal with the integration of improvisatory elements into formal structures, as well as the physicality and peculiarities of playing the instrument--breath, saliva, acoustic phenomena, and performer fatigue.

10 pm
Joan, Shahzad and Marina
Joan La Barbara (voice) Shahzad Ismaily (bass) Marina Rosenfeld (electronics)


12/23 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Samita Sinha—Cipher
Samita Sinha (voice)
In her new performance piece, Samita Sinha spins a story using the sounds of tarana—a type of composition in Hindustani classical music in which Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit phonemes are sung at a fast speed. Tarana is generally believed to be a nonsense song, though other stories hint that its syllables encode mystical meanings. For solo voice with 3 microphones and 3 boxes (electronic tabla, electronic tanpura, and mini amp).

10 pm
Badawi
Raz Mesinai (electronics)


CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY!
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;



12/26 Sunday (NY)
8 pm
8PM SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO BLIZZARD. 10PM SHOW WILL STILL GO ON.

10 pm
Tempo Brain
Amina Oliveros (casio, distortion) Micheal Foster (saxophone) Jack Mcdermott (percussion, vocals) Austin Julian (guitbass, vocals)


MONDAY DECEMBER 27—STONE SEMINAR 52
JAMES FEI
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
Fei will talk about different ways of approaching live electronics in both improvisational and compositional contexts, with an emphasis on analog electronics. The discussions and demonstrations will explore techniques of feedback, generating complex behavior with limited resources, and integrating room acoustics. Electronic musicians of all persuasions should bring a small set up for the workshop performance, which will explore the possibilities of using just a few components. Fei teaches sound art and electronic arts at Mills College. www.jamesfei.com

(MP)

Benefit Nights for The Stone
ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR IMPROV BENEFIT FOR THE STONE
Organized by John Zorn for The Stone
Three nights of exciting cutting edge improvisations featuring some of the best improvisers out of the downtown scene and many special guests. Come down and support The Stone. TWENTY DOLLARS PER SET.

12/28 Tuesday (MM)
8 and 10 pm
ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR IMPROV BENEFIT FOR THE STONE
John Zorn (sax) Billy Martin (percussion) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Brandon Ross (guitar) Jim Staley (trombone) Peter Evans (trumpet) Raz Mesinai (electronics) Erik Friedlander (cello) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Matt Wilson (drums) Ned Rothenberg (sax) and many SPECIAL guests
Three nights of exciting cutting edge improvisations featuring some of the best improvisers out of the downtown scene and many special guests. Come down and support The Stone. TWENTY DOLLARS PER SET.


12/29 Wednesday (MJ)
8 and 10 pm
ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR IMPROV BENEFIT FOR THE STONE
John Zorn (sax) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Trevor Dunn (bass) Brandon Ross (guitar) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Jim Staley (trombone) Fred Sherry (cello) Erik Friedlander (cello) Raz Mesinai (electronics) Dave Fulmer (violin) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Matt Wilson (drums) and many SPECIAL guests
Three nights of exciting cutting edge improvisations featuring some of the best improvisers out of the downtown scene and many special guests. Come down and support The Stone. TWENTY DOLLARS PER SET.


12/30 Thursday (MJ)
8 and 10 pm
ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR IMPROV BENEFIT FOR THE STONE
John Zorn (sax) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Zeena Parkins (harp) Fred Sherry (cello) Erik Friedlander (cello) Raz Mesinai (electronics) Dave Fulmer (violin) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Brandon Ross (guitar) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Jim Staley (trombone) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Matt Wilson (drums) and many SPECIAL guests
Three nights of exciting cutting edge improvisations featuring some of the best improvisers out of the downtown scene and many special guests. Come down and support The Stone. TWENTY DOLLARS PER SET.


NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE STONE!
Bring the New Year in EAST VILLAGE STYLE with two cutting edge shows right here at your favorite New York Venue!
Curated by John Zorn
NOTE SPECIAL SHOW TIMES—7PM AND 11PM!

12/31 Friday (MM)
7 pm
JOHN ZORN, BILL LASWELL AND MILFORD GRAVES
John Zorn (sax) Bill Laswell (bass) Milford Graves (drums)
Before you head out to eat, drink and be merry come over to your favorite venue THE STONE and bring the New Year in with an intimate show by three musical alchemists! THIRTY DOLLARS.

11 pm
BELLS AT MIDNIGHT
Marc Ribot (guitar) Roy Campbell Jr (trumpet) Henry Grimes (bass) Chad Taylor (drums) John Zorn (sax)
Come bring the New Year in STONE style! Starting at 11:15 or so Marc Ribot leads an all star band in a free ritual/jam that would lead through a midnight rendition of Albert Ayler's masterpiece Bells. FORTY DOLLAR ADMISSION INCLUDES A TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR'S CHAMPAGNE TOAST AT MIDNIGHT!


 

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