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June 2007 at the Stone 
curated by Christopher McIntyre

Tuesday's and Thursday's (plus Friday June 1 & 29)
Trombonophilia
A month-long festival featuring New York's unusually creative group of local trombonists, all of whom compose and lead their own projects. Visit the festival site for more info at www.cmcintyre.com/trombonophilia.htm

6/1 Friday (JC)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Chris McIntyre's SoHo SoLo
Chris McIntyre (trombone & laptop)
A new solo set of compositions from a 70's SoHo perspective (Niblock, Glass, Zummo, Rzewski) as well as McIntyre's evolving stuplimity no.3 for trombone and ISE.

10 pm
Trombonophilia: 7X7 Trombone Band
Joe Fiedler, Ben Gerstein, Curtis Hasselbring, Richard Marriott, Chris McInytre, Steve Swell, Peter Zummo (trombone)
Formed to play McIntyre's music with choreographer Yoshiko Chuma, 7X7 has performed at the River To River and Fall For Dance Festivals and Issue Project Room. Tonight features McIntyre's stuplimity series pieces for multiple trombones and Fredric Rzewski's Last Judgement (subtitled "for solo trombone or any number of echoing trombones not quite in unison")


6/2 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10pm
John Zorn Improv Night—a Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Christopher McIntyre (trombone) Steve Drury (piano) Mike Lowenstern (clarinets) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Ned Rothenberg (reeds) Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and many special guests
Come and support The Stone! TWENTY DOLLARS


6/3 Sunday (MH)
8 pm
Anthony Coleman, Ashley Paul, Eli Keszler
Anthony Coleman (piano) Ashley Paul (alto sax) Eli Keszler (drums)
We've spent this year together - mostly in Boston. Here are (some of) the results...

10 pm
Anthony Coleman, Chris McIntyre, James Fe and Friends
Anthony Coleman (piano, organ), Chris McIntyre (trombone), James Fei (alto sax) TBA


6/5 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Richard Marriott
Richard Marriott (trombone, compositions) Doug Lima (piano) Bella Marriott (vocals) David Teague (filmmaker) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Members of Gamelan Dharma Swara

10 pm
Trombonophilia: R*TIME, 2nd generation (Reut Regev)
Reut Regev (Bones) Igal Foni (Skins)
After breaking the ground for the extended and well spaced out series R*STONE*TIME in August of 2006, Reut Regev and her band R*TIME are back for a second round of applause! This time, like the other time with Reut Regev on Trombones and other stuff and Igal Foni on drums and other stuff. However, this concert may also include additional monstrous musicians, to be announced. If you missed our concert last summer - don't make the same mistake again. We nice. Why not?


6/6 Wednesday (MH)
8 pm
Ensemble Helacious
J D Parran (saxophone, clarinet, flute) Kevin Norton (vibraphone, drum set) Peter Zummo (trombone, electronics)
eHelacious, fresh from its premiere performance as a group in March at the second annual Rhythm in the Kitchen festival, NYC

10 pm
Kevin Norton's "Breakfast of Champignons" Ensemble
Angelica Sanchez (piano) Esther Noh (violin) JD Parran (reeds, flutes) Kevin Norton (vibraphone, drums, maybe marimba)
" ... of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of Vonneguts and shrooms."


6/7 Thursday (KT)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: The Jacob Garchik Trio
Jacob Garchik (trombone, compositions) Jacob Sacks (piano) Dan Weiss (drums)
Elegant compositions for a bass-less ensemble with plenty of space to explore creative imaginations.

10 pm
Trombonophilia: Water Surgeons (Josh Roseman)
Josh Roseman (trombone, bass, electronics) Curtis "CURHA" Hasselbring (trombone, guitar, FX) Jacob Garchik (trombone, accordion, possibly tuba) Tyshawn Sorey (trombone, percussion) with guest Barney McAll (sheep dip, samples, televisions, music boxes, stuff parakeet)
The WATER SURGEONS won Dublin Harbor's Lobstar Cage "synchronized brass" awared in 1987. This "elite quartet" generates a lurid, expansive chromatic canvas. Roseman, Garchik, Hasselbring and Sorey demonstrate a healthy lack of regard for much of nothing, be it diatonic or trombonist. Sadly, they seem to prefer to strap things on, inclusive of accordions, cheap guitar and a drumset, resulting in a sentimental morass of the harmolodic variety. Hoping the SURGEONS present their extemporal acoustic "A" material for their debut at the STONE! And leave that weird loud dubby stuff in Brooklyn. with "Guest Surgeon" Barney "Scratch" Mcall on found devices and ambience. -Hiawatha Tyler O'Stewart


6/8 Friday (MM)
8 pm
Gold Sparkle Trio
Andrew Barker (drums) Adam Roberts (bass) Charles Waters (reeds, piano)

10 pm
Gold Sparkle Trio + Friends
Andrew Barker (drums) Adam Roberts (bass) Charles Waters (reeds, piano) and guests.
Tonight GOLD SPARKLE celebrates 13 years of work together and the release of a new recording, and for the second set, a roof-blower from the fry-daddy...


6/9 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
James Fei Alto Quartet
James Fei, Jeff Hudgins, Jackson Moore, Aaron Ali Shaikh (alto saxophones)
Fei's first show in New York since leaving to teach at Mills College.

10 pm
James Fei & Kato Hideki
James Fei (analog electronics) Kato Hideki (electric bass, electronics)
Visceral electro-magnetic manipulations.


Sunday's June 10th, 17th & 24th
Ne(x)tworks 2007: At The Stone
The creative music group Ne(x)tworks inhabits The Stone over three Sundays, expanding their repertoire and collective energies with different programs of new material each set. Please visit www.nextworksmusic.net/stone-07.htmll for more programming details.

6/10 Sunday (MH)
8 pm
Ne(x)tworks Composers: Miguel Frasconi & Yves Dharamraj
Joan La Barbara (voice) Stephen Gosling (piano) Cornelius Dufallo, Ariana Kim (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Shelley Burgon (harp, elec.) Miguel Frasconi (glass instr., elec.) Chris McIntyre (trombone)

10 pm
Ne(x)tworks Composers: Shelley Burgon & Ariana Kim
Joan La Barbara (voice) Stephen Gosling (piano) Cornelius Dufallo, Ariana Kim (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Shelley Burgon (harp, elec.) Miguel Frasconi (glass instr., elec.) Chris McIntyre (trombone)
The creative music group Ne(x)tworks continues its tradition of presenting all first-performance concerts of works from composers within the band. www.nextworksmusic.net/stone-07.html


6/12 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Monique Buzzarté and Zanana
Monique Buzzarté (trombone, live processing)
Zanana: Monique Buzzarté (trombone and live processing) Kristin Norderval (voice and live processing)
Cutting-edge trombonist Monique Buzzarté first showcases her latest works for trombone and live processing, and then is joined Kristin Norderval for their electro-acoustic chamber music duo Zanana. The duo performs its newest collaborative composition "NYZ" using found sounds unique to New York City. http://www.buzzarte.org & http://www.zanana.org

10 pm
Trombonophilia: Cold Reading Trio (Christian Pincock)
Christian Pincock (valve trombone, computer) Evan Mazunik (piano, accordion) John O’ Brien (drums)


6/13 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Mostly Other People Do the Killing
Moppa Elliott (bass/tunes) Jon Irabagon (alto sax) Peter Evans (trumpet) Andrew Bain (drums)
100 years of Jazz in every bite!

10 pm
Peter Evans and Nate Wooley duo
Peter Evans (trumpet) Nate Wooley (trumpet)


6/14 Thursday (MH)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Deborah Weisz Quartet
Deborah Weisz (trombone) Bruce Arnold (guitar) Ratzo Harris (bass) Rob Garcia (drums)
After a long absence from performing live with her own groups Deborah is planning a celebration of music that includes selections from her two recent CD releases “Grace” & “Trio”

10 pm
Trombonophilia: The UP (Ben Gerstein)
Ben Gerstein (trombone) Jonathan Moritz (tenor & soprano saxophone) Eivind Opsvik (bass) John McLellan (drums)
The UP was formed by Gerstein in 2005 as a New York City-based collective of four individuals needing to fuse together into a unique, powerful force - a platform which has provided the essential improvisational opportunities to explore and release a unique spiritual amalgamation of free-form musical languages and visions together and for the sake of this world. http://bengerstein.com/theup.html


TILT BRASS BAND
ALL TILT
Over the four sets of ALL TILT, TILT Brass Band's full 10-piece compliment performs compositions written specifically for its unique instrumentation, aesthetic and performers, including the world premiere of four commissioned works. www.tiltbrass.org

6/15 Friday (MH)
8 pm
ALL TILT
TILT Brass Band: Russ Johnson, Shane Endsley, Sycil Mathai (trumpet) John Clark, Ann Ellsworth (French horn) Joe Fiedler, Chris McIntyre, Jacob Garchik (trombone) Ron Caswell (tuba) Kevin Norton (percussion) Greg Evans (conductor)
he opening set of ALL TILT features works by TILT percussionist Kevin Norton, as well as new commissioned works by Gold Sparkler Charles Waters and the busy cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum.

10 pm
ALL TILT
TILT Brass Band: Russ Johnson, Shane Endsley, Sycil Mathai (trumpet) John Clark, Ann Ellsworth (French horn) Joe Fiedler, Chris McIntyre, Jacob Garchik (trombone) Ron Caswell (tuba) Kevin Norton (percussion) Greg Evans (conductor)
Set two features Anthony Coleman's Set Into Motion (released on Tzadik in '06), and new commissioned works from TILT regular's trumpeter Nate Wooley and trombonist Curtis Hasselbring.


TILT Brass Brand
ALL TILT
Over the four sets of ALL TILT, TILT Brass' 10-piece band performs compositions written specifically for its unique instrumentation, aesthetic and performers, including the world premiere of four commissioned works. www.tiltbrass.org

6/16 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
TILT Brass Band: ALL TILT
TILT Brass Band: Russ Johnson, Shane Endsley, Sycil Mathai (trumpet) John Clark, Ann Ellsworth (French horn) Joe Fiedler, Chris McIntyre, Jacob Garchik (trombone) Ron Caswell (tuba) Kevin Norton (percussion) Greg Evans (conductor)
The second night of ALL TILT begins with pieces by TILT members Kevin Norton and Chris McIntyre, and the Waters and Bynum commissions get a second hearing.

10 pm
ALL TILT
TILT Brass Band: Russ Johnson, Shane Endsley, Sycil Mathai (trumpet) John Clark, Ann Ellsworth (French horn) Joe Fiedler, Chris McIntyre, Jacob Garchik (trombone) Ron Caswell (tuba) Kevin Norton (percussion) Greg Evans (conductor)
The final program of ALL TILT features Dave Ballou's Concerto for TILT and a second shot for the band at new works from Nate Wooley and Curtis Hasselbring.


6/17 Sunday (MH)
8 pm
Ne(x)tworks: Music of Jon Gibson
Jon Gibson (compositions, flute, saxphone) Joan La Barbara (voice) Stephen Gosling (piano) Cornelius Dufallo, Ariana Kim (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Shelley Burgon (harp, elec.) Miguel Frasconi (glass instr., elec.) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Gustavo Aguilar (percussion)
Ne(x)tworks presents a full program of works from the 1970's by American music legend Jon Gibson. Pieces on the program include a trio version of Untitled, a version of Song 1 for soprano sax and string quartet, and the strategic score Multiples.

10 pm
Ne(x)tworks: Dialogics
Joan La Barbara (voice) Stephen Gosling (piano) Cornelius Dufallo, Ariana Kim (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Shelley Burgon (harp, elec.) Miguel Frasconi (glass instr., elec.) Chris McIntyre (trombone) with guests including Anthony Coleman (organ, elec.) Gustavo Aguilar (percussion)
Works on the program include recently passed composer and violinist Leroy Jenkins' Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America, an ensemble trance work by Arthur Russell entitled The Singing Tractors, and the group's realization of Julius Eastman's Stay On It. www.nextworksmusic.net/stone-07.html


6/19 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Curtis Fowlkes
Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Ted Cruz (piano) Lindsey Horner (bass) Rob Garcia (drums)

10 pm
Trombonophilia: Jim Staley
Jim Staley (trombone) Ikue Mori (laptop)


6/20 Wednesday (MH)
8 pm
Lauren Radnofsky :: Cello+Electronics
Lauren Radnofsky (cell0) Paul Coleman (sound design)
Performing works for cello/multitrack celli+Electronics by Gerard Buquet, Michael Gordon, Brad Lubman, Steve Reich, and Kaija Saariaho. www.LaurenRadnofsky.com

10 pm
Brad Lubman with Respect Sextet and guests
Josh Rutner (saxes) Eli Asher (trumpet) James Hirschfeld (trombone) Red Wierenga (piano and respectron) Malcolm Kirby (bass) Ted Poor (drums) with Olivia DePrato (violin) and Lauren Radnofsky (cello)
Brad Lubman presents and evening of his own compositions for ensemble and electronics featuring The powerhouse ensemble Respect Sextet. With guests Olivia DePrato and Lauren Radnofsky. www.BradLubman.com :: www.RespectSextet.com


6/21 Thursday (MH)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: The Joe Fiedler Trio
Joe Fiedler (trombone/compositions) John Hebert (bass) Michael Sarin (drums)
Original compositions from the soon-to-be released recording, The Crab (Clean Feed). www.joefiedler.com

10 pm
Trombonophilia: Kevin James
Kevin James (trombone) Tomas Ulrich (cello) Michael Evans (percussion) 
Using field recordings of the nearly extinct Quileute language ranging from early 20th century wax cylinder found items to language tapes designed to keep Quileute alive, this will be an extended improvisatory “conversation” exploring new approaches to melody harmony, & tone production. 


6/22 Friday (PE)
8 and 10pm
Rubai'yat and 10 Mysteries—Music by John King
Jenny Lin (piano) John King (electronics and viola) Jennifer Choi (violin) Ariana Kim (violin) Jane O'Hara (cello)
During each set, Jenny Lin will perform from King's "Rubai'yat" series, compositions for piano and electronics; plus a new quartet led by King will perform the premiere of his "10 Mysteries".


6/23 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Russ Johnson Quartet
Russ Johnson (trumpet) John O'Gallagher (alto) Kermit Driscoll (bass) Mark Ferber (drums)
Performing music from the OmniTone release "Save Big" as well as new material. www.russjohnsonmusic.com

10 pm
Cave Songs of the Upper Human: Antic Therapies for the Thorax
Pete Drungle (piano) Michael Portnoy (voice)


6/24 Sunday (MH)
8 pm
Ne(x)tworks: Innerlogics 1
Joan La Barbara (voice) Stephen Gosling (piano) Cornelius Dufallo, Ariana Kim (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Shelley Burgon (harp, elec.) Miguel Frasconi (glass instr., elec.) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Peter Evans (trumpet) Gustavo Aguilar (percussion)
Ne(x)tworks performs two sets of pieces whose organizing principles range from obscured to hermetic, created by methods of irrationality, simplification, hybridity, computer-generatation, etc. The first set includes Iannis Xenakis' virtuoso trombone work "Keren", Joan La Barbara's ensemble piece "in the shadow and act of the haunting place", Andrew Byrne’s piano solo "Dragnet", and a new work by Anthony Coleman called "Seven At The Golden Shovel".

10 pm
Ne(x)tworks: Innerlogics 2
Joan La Barbara (voice) Stephen Gosling (piano) Cornelius Dufallo, Ariana Kim (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Shelley Burgon (harp, elec.) Miguel Frasconi (glass instr., elec.) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Peter Evans (trumpet) Gustavo Aguilar (percussion)
The second set of Innerlogics features first-performances of new works by Ne(x)tworks Director and violinist Cornelius Dufallo, and the innovative sound artist Michael J. Schumacher, and selections from Peter Zummo's "Instruments".


6/26 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Ray Anderson
Ray Anderson (trombone), Pheeroan akLaff (drums)
"One of the most compellingly original trombonists." Gary Giddins

10 pm
Trombonophilia: The Noisy Meditation Band (Peter Zummo)
Peter Zummo (trombone, compositions) Ernie Brooks (bass guitar) Michael Evans (drums) Tom Hamilton (synthesizer) Yvette Perez (synthesizer, vocals)
A suite of tone-row drones and cyclic grooves in pursuit of freedom of individual action.


6/27 Wednesday (MM)
8 pm
Matt Bauder and Aaron Siegel
Matt Bauder (reeds) and Aaron Siegel (percussion)
Regular bandmates in the trio Memorize the Sky, Bauder and Siegel revisit their long dormant duo collaboration which began ten years ago.

10 pm
Eri Yamamoto, Federico Ughi and Daniel Carter
Eri Yamamoto (piano) Federico Ughi (drums) Daniel Carter (alto and tenor saxophones, flute, trumpet, clarinet)


6/28 Thursday (JC)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Curtis Hasselbring's Decoupage
Curtis Hasselbring (trombone) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Matt Moran (vibes) Satoshi Takieshi (percussion)
Decoupage is an improvising chamber ensemble focused on creating maximum color and texture with minimal musical content. The group's repertoire, composed by Curtis, consists of pieces that are (mostly) quiet by nature but maintain a high level of inner turmoil.

10 pm
Trombonophilia: Dave Taylor & B3+
Dave Taylor (bass trombone) Franz Hackl (trumpet) John Clark (French horn)


6/29 Friday (MH)
8 pm
Trombonophilia: Steve Swell's "Slammin' The Infinite"
Steve Swell (trombone) Sabir Mateen (reeds) others TB

10 pm
Trombonophilia Finale—A Stone Benefit
Christopher McIntyre (trombone) and many special guest trombonists from the Trombonophilia Festival
The rousing closing event of the month long trombone festival featuring many of NYC's stellar practitioners of the posaune!


6/30 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
the macro-quarktet
Herb Robertson (trumpets, etc.) Dave Ballou (trumpets, etc.) Tom Rainey (drums and cymbals) Drew Gress (bass)
Debut performance of a new collaborative band featuring special notated compositions and group improvisations. Recording live to be released at a later date on Ruby Flower Records.


 

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