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July 2007 at the Stone 
curated by Trey Spruance / Chuck Bettis

7/1 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Richard Morrison
Richard Morrison

10 pm
Matthias Bossi, Michael Mellender, Timb Harris, Carla Kihlstedt and Jason Schimmel
Matthias Bossi (drums, percussion) Michael Mellender (guitar, trumpet) Timb Harris (violin) Carla Kihlstedt (violin) Jason Schimmel (guitar)
Bossi and Mellender will be composing new music for the night, which very likely will be siphoned into new works for Sleepytime, allowing the listener a glimpse into the raw process. Harris and Schimmel (multi-instrumentalists of the mighty Estradasphere) and Carla Kihlstedt (SGM, Two Foot Yard and Tin Hat Trio) join in the event.


7/3 Tuesday (MH)
8 and 10 pm
Secret Chiefs 3
Trey Spruance (guitar, keyboards) Ches Smith (drums) Shahzad Ismaily (bass, percussion) Timb Harris (violin) Jai Young Kim (guitar) Rich Doucette (various instruments) Anonymous 13 (various instruments)
Twenty dollars.


7/4 Wednesday (MH)
8 pm
The And Group and Jai Young Kim
Jai Young Kim (electric guitar, keyboard, laptop, etc.)
The And Group = analog/digital songs and designs by Howard Huang (NYC) and friends. San Francisco's Jai Young Kim (electric guitar, keyboard, laptop, etc.) also performs his organic compositions of sampled rock beats, metaphysical drones, quadraphonic synth orchestrations

10 pm
Lara Allen
Lara Allen (voice)
Secret Chiefs 3, Caroliner Rainbow vocalist alumni joined by various musicians for a lucid Independence Day counterinsurgency down the shipping lanes of neocolonial regret and exaltation...


7/5 Thursday (MH)
8 pm
Adrienne the Anemone with Timb Harris and Jason Schimmel
Adrienne the Anemone (vocal, guitar) Timb Harris (violin) Jason Schimmel (banjo)
Adrienne the Anemone of the Tuna Helpers in a night of beautiful music.

10 pm
Timb Harris and Jason Schimmel
Timb Harris (violin) Jason Schimmel (guitar, keyboard and vocals)
Duo featuring members of Estradasphere and Secret Chiefs 3 performs interpretations of material spanning Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music, film music, and jazz.


7/6 Friday (MH)
8 pm
Shahzad Ismaily and Joel Hamilton
Shahzad Ismaily (bass, drums, instruments) Joel Hamilton (guitar)
Shahzad Ismaily and Joel Hamilton will be presenting a blueprint for the future of primitive musical improvisation. Multi instrumental sonic landscape creation, party jams, and modular synthesis coupled with an innate sense that this type of thing can get incredibly mind numbing. Humor, beeping noises, and astounding annoyances.

10 pm
Bob Galloway—Irreversibility of Persons & Divine Responsivity: Sacrifice & Theophany in Max Scheler & Henry Corbin.
Bob Galloway (speaker)
Part I NUR lecture series—Irreversibility of Persons & Divine Responsivity: Sacrifice & Theophany in Max Scheler & Henry Corbin.


7/7 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Buster Virata—Anting-Anting: Origins of a Filipino-Christian System of Magic
Buster Virata (speaker)
Part II NUR lecture series—The presentation will cover the mysterious history of the Filipino magical talismans known as "Anting-Anting" and the secret teachings and mythologies behind them. Links to South-East Asian traditions, Judeo-Christian magical systems, and Masonry will also be explored. 2 sets, discussion at end of second set.


7/8 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Alchemical Bestiary Presentation
William J. Kiesel (speaker, slide show)
The Alchemical Bestiary and book release.

The symbolism of animals in alchemical books and manuscripts preceeding the Ouroboros Press release of the Turba Philosophorum.

10 pm
Sacred Chants
Anonymous 13 (voice) Rich Doucette (esraj)


7/10 Tuesday (MH)
8 and 10 pm
Medieval TV
Jamie Saft (keys, bass) Mike Pride (drums, electronics) Bill Horist (guitar)


7/11 Wednesday (MH)
8 and 10 pm
Improv Night—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) with the inimitable members of the Secret Chiefs 3—Trey Spruance (guitar, keyboards) Ches Smith (drums) Shahzad Ismaily (bass, percussion) Timb Harris (violin) Jai Young Kim (guitar) Rich Doucette (various instruments) Anonymous 13 (various instruments) special guests
Come to this extra special night of Improvisation and support The Stone! Twenty dollars.


7/12 Thursday (MH)
8 pm
Bill Horist Solo
Bill Horist (solo prepared guitar)

10 pm
Bill Horist and friends
Bill Horist (solo prepared guitar) and many special guests


7/13 Friday (MH)
8 pm
James Goode—Somniloquy
James Goode (conductor) Ches Smith (drums) Timb Harris (violin) Trey Spruance (guitar, keys) Jason Schimmel (guitar) and others.
A selection of musician's/artists dreams and hypnagogic sensations collected during the two-week process prior to the event serve as the basis for an elaborate electroacoustic/multimedia piece.

10 pm
James Goode—Late Metal Gestalt
Jason Schimmel (guitar) Ches Smith (drums) Trey Spruance (guitar, keys) and others
Solos written especially for this evening.


7/14 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii
Carla Kihlstedt (violin, voice) Satoko Fujii (piano)
Improvisations for voice and piano.

10 pm
Shahzad Ismaily & Dr. Jenni Quilter
Shahzad Ismaily (score) Dr. Jenni Quilter (author, reader)


7/15 Sunday (MM)
8 and 10 pm
Secret Chiefs 3 play John Zorn's Book of Angels
Trey Spruance (guitar, keyboards) Ches Smith (drums) Shahzad Ismaily (bass, percussion) Timb Harris (violin) Jai Young Kim (guitar) Rich Doucette (various instruments) Jason Schimmel (guitar) Anonymous 13 (various instruments)
World Premiere of Secret Chiefs 3 performing compositions from Masada Book Two. Twenty dollars.


7/17 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
Hell Hoarse
Brendan Murray (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics, vocals)
digital incantations and banshee wails

10 pm
Lary 7 + o.blaat (Keiko Uenishi)
o.blaat (electronics) Lary 7 (surprises)
A night of spinning and low res microphones with multiple leslie speakers. Five dollars.


7/18 Wednesday (MH)
8 pm
Darius Trio
Darius Jones (sax) Marte McCavitt (pianette, electronics) Jason Nazary (drums) Adam Lane (bass)

10 pm
Mute Swan
Shelley Burgon (harp, piano) Jon Natchez (horns, banjo, ukelele) Ryan Sawyer (drums) Tianna Kennedy (cello) Matt Lavelle (bass clarinet)
Various members of Stars Like Fleas, Tall Firs, and Beirut come together to perform new songs by Shelly Burgon


7/19 Thursday (OL)
8 pm
Carlos Giffoni, Yasunao Tone, Alan Licht
Carlos Giffoni (synth) Yasunao Tone (electronics) Alan Licht (guitar)

10 pm
LoVid's Patch
Kyle Lapidus (electronics) Tali Hinkis (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics) Jed Miner (feedback decay network) Zach Layton (maxmsp) Rafael Cohen (analog electronics) Howard Huang (tonetable) ra'shkatan, Chris Cooper, ropstyle (ciruit bent beast) Marc Gilman (audio mulch) Daniel Palkowski (arduino and msp patchers) How Town (laptop) Eric Maurer (ring-modulator, oscillator, decay microphone) Stephen Wessley (analog modules) Zachary Seldess, Adam Kendall (mutator, moogerfooger, max) Daniel Iglesia (max/msp) M.P. Lockwood, Tom Ritchford, Ray Sweeten (laptop) Ben Reid (sherman filterbank, danelectro tuna melt tremolo) Steve Silverstein (flower electronics little boy blue deluxe) Matt Mottel, Joanne Sherrow, Jeremy Slater, Jake Borndal, Kate Scherer, Ranjit Bhatnagar (mechanical-acoustic filtering system) Ilya Mayzus, Douglas Repetto (custom electronics) Adam Burr (analog frequency shifter)
Starting with a static signal, each performer accepts a signal into their processor and passes their processed signal on to the next performer in the patch. Each performer's processing of the signal is continuous and doesn't involve live human manipulation; the piece evolves as each processor is added.

Five dollars


7/20 Friday (OL)
8 pm
Angel of Death
Andrew D'Angelo (alto sax, bass clarinet, laptop) Jamie Saft (piano, keys, bass, guitar) Mike Pride (drums, vocals)
A long overdue reunion of Saft and D'Angelo with vibe-bringing sparring partner Mike Pride (of MDC, Dynamite Club, Aarktica, the MPThree, etc.). Expect a healthy mix of blistering improv based in noise, metal, blues, and metricities, www.mikepride.com , www.jamiesaft.com

10 pm
Angel of Death and Special Guest
Andrew D'Angelo (alto sax, bass clarinet, laptop) Jamie Saft (piano, keys, bass, guitar) Mike Pride (drums, vocals) special guest (bass)
A long overdue reunion of Saft and D'Angelo with vibe-bringing sparring partner Mike Pride (of MDC, Dynamite Club, Aarktica, the MPThree, etc.). Expect a healthy mix of blistering improv based in noise, metal, blues, and metricities—www.mikepride.com , www.jamiesaft.com


7/21 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Aki Onda - Solo Performance
Aki Onda (tapes, electronics) 
Back to basic. Onda plays a collection of cassette tapes and old tube amps.

10 pm
Hans Tammen, Herb Robertson, Jay Rosen
Hans Tammen (endangered guitar, max/msp) Herb Robertson (trumpet) Jay Rosen (drums)


7/22 Sunday (MM)
8 and 10 pm
Special Benefit for Jewlia Eisenberg
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Okkyung Lee (cello) Chuck Bettis (electronics, vocals) Charlie Looker (guitar, vocals) Shelley Burgon (harp) Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (bass) Mike Pride (drums) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet)
Louie Belogenois (sax)
Jewlia had a terrible bike accident last month and her medical bills after insurance have been staggering. Come and give generously to help this fabulous artist repair the damages. TWENTY DOLLARS SUGGESTED...GIVE WHAT YOU CAN!


7/24 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
Dafna Naphtali, Ursel Schlicht, Peter Zummo
Dafna Naphtali (live audio processing, electronics, voice) Ursel Schlicht (piano, prepared piano) Peter Zummo (trombone, electronics, voice)

10 pm
Graphic Scores Of Jeremiah Cymerman
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Matt Welch (sax) Okkyung Lee (cello) Tom Blancarte (bass)


7/25 Wednesday (MH)
8 and 10 pm
Yuka Honda
Yuka Honda (keyboard, sampler) and guest


7/26 Thursday (OL)
8 pm
Matthew Welch - Solo Bagpipes
Matthew Welch (bagpipes)
A solo concert ranging from traditional Piobaireachd and dances tunes to transcriptions of Burmese music. Includes modern compositions by Welch, Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier.

10 pm
Matthew Welch/Brian Chase Duo
Matthew Welch (bagpipes) Brian Chase (drums, feedback)
A new duo with Welch on bagpipes and Brian Chase from the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs on drums and feedback devices. An intense listening experience filled with microtones, acoustical interference, earsplitting multiphonics and deconstructed instruments.


7/27 Friday (OL)
8 pm
Legends
Raquel Vogl (guitar, vocals) Elizabeth Reddin (keyboard, vocals) Jim Loeman (percussion)
Five dollars.

10 pm
Extra Life
Charlie Looker (guitar, vocals) Karen Waltuch (viola)
Extra Life is the solo project of Charlie Looker (Zs, Period, ex-Dirty Projectors). The music has been described as "singer/noise-writer" and "intense cathedral-like song structures". Secular music for the new Dark Ages.

Five dollars.


7/28 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Charming Hostess--The Bowls Project
Jewlia Eisenberg (voice, dulcimer, harmonium), Jason Ditzian (bass clarinet) Marika Hughes (cello), Eve Sicular (drums)
Based on texts from Babylonian Jewish amulets, the Bowls deal with mysticism and sex; angels and demons; and the trials and joys of daily life. Unusually audible are the voices of the era`s women--their work, hopes, and dreams. Musical context for The Bowls Project is drawn from the female body, the rich traditions of the Babylonian Jews, and other diaspora sources, both Jewish and African. Jewlia Eisenberg founded Charming Hostess to explore the relationship between text and the sounding body and The Bowls Project continues this endeavor.


7/29 Sunday (GG)
8 pm
Period
Darius Jones (sax) Charlie Looker (guitar) Sam Hilmer (sax) Mike Pride (drums) Chuck Bettis (electronics, vocals)
Five dollars

10 pm
Ocrilim
Mick Barr (guitar)
Five dollars


7/31 Tuesday (JC)
8 pm
Brown Wing Overdrive
Chuck Bettis (electronics, vocals) Mikey IQ Jones (electronics, percussion, objects) Derek Morton (electronics, banjo)

10 pm
Makigami Koichi, Ikue Mori and Sylvie Courvoisier
Ikue Mori (electronics) Makigami Koichi (vocals, electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)
Visiting from Tokyo, Makigami Koichi returns to the Stone for a night of improvisation with two of his favorite New York musicians.


 

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