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December 2015 at the Stone 
curated by Trevor Dunn / Matt Welch / Chuck Bettis / Timba Harris

THE STONE RESIDENCIES
TREVOR DUNN
DEC 1-6

12/1 Tuesday
8 pm
Trio
Trevor Dunn (bass) Colin Stetson (saxophones) Greg Fox (drums)

10 pm
Duo
Trevor Dunn (bass) Devin Hoff (bass)


12/2 Wednesday
8 pm
Chamber Pieces
Jennifer Choi (violin) Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Lev Zhurbin (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Marika Hughes (cello) Ben Goldberg (contra-alto clarinet) Kris Davis (piano) Trevor Dunn (bass)
Movement for Contrabass Solo with String Quartet (1989) Insurgens for solo contra-alto clarinet (2005) String Quartet (iii) (2007) Singulus for solo cello (2009) Nocturnes for piano (2015)

10 pm
Trio
Trevor Dunn (bass) Eric Slick (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar, banjo)


12/3 Thursday
8 pm
SpermChurch
Trevor Dunn (basses) Sannety (laptop)

10 pm
SpermChurch with guest(s)
Trevor Dunn (bass) Sannety (laptop) TBA (drums)


12/4 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
PROOFReaders: The Music of Ornette Coleman
Trevor Dunn (bass) Darius Jones (alto) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ryan Sawyer (drums)

10 pm
PROOFReaders + guest play PRIMETIME
Trevor Dunn (bass) Darius Jones (alto) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ryan Sawyer (drums) Gerald Cleaver (drums) Ben Goldberg (contra-alto clarinet) Brandon Seabrook (banjo)


12/5 Saturday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
trio-convulsant avec des cordes
Trevor Dunn (bass) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Ches Smith (drums) Jennifer Choi (violin) Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Lev Zhurbin (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello)


12/6 Sunday
8 pm
Trio
Trevor Dunn (bass) Phillip Greenlief (reeds) Eric Thielemans (drums)

10 pm
Solo
Trevor Dunn (bass)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
MATTHEW WELCH
DEC 8-13

12/8 Tuesday
8 pm
Cantata Profana plays Welch
Jacob Ashworth (violin, conductor) Annie Rosen (mezzo-soprano) John Taylor Ward (baritone) Hannah Collins (cello) Arash Noori (guitar) Gleb Kanasevich (clarinet), Doug Perry (percussion) Dan Schlosberg (piano)
Canata Profana plays work from Welch’s catalogue of chamber music, including the premiere of Welch’s “Dhammapada Cantata” featuring text from the Buddha. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Suzana Bartal plays the piano music of Welch
Suzana Bartal (piano)
Romanian born and Paris residing Bartal is a brilliant young pianist. She presents a program of Welch’s solo piano music, including the premiere of Welch’s new “Sonatina” and “Sonata”


12/9 Wednesday
8 pm
Flux Quartet plays Welch
Tom Chiu (violin) Conrad Harris (violin) Max Mandel (viola) Felix Fan (cello)
Long time collaborators Flux Quartet present a program of Welch’s string quartet music. Programmed are his popular first string quartet, Siubhal Turnlar, and premieres of his second quartet Cumha Na Marbh (Lament for the Dead) and a brand new third quartet. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Tom Chiu and Matthew Welch
Tom Chiu (violin) Matthew Welch (bagpipes)
Old colleagues Chiu and Welch shred and squeal like no other duo! First time as a full set!


12/10 Thursday
8 pm
Clocks In Motion plays the percussion works of Welch
Sean Kleve (percussion) Dave Alcorn (percussion) Michael Koszewski (percussion) James McKenzie (percussion) Matthew Welch (bagpipes)
Young and hungry percussion wizards from the Madison, Wisconsin make their New York debut in a program dedicated to Welch’s classical percussion compositions. Featuring a premiere for bagpipes and percussion quartet. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Dan Friel and Matthew Welch
Dan Friel (electric guitar) Matthew Welch (bagpipes)
Dan and Matt worked together in Dan’s indie band, Parts and Labor, blending their compatible approaches to sound color, melody and texture. First time as a duo!


12/11 Friday
8 pm
Blarvuster
Matthew Welch (bagpipes, sax, voice) Will Northlich-Redmond (electric guitar) Ian Riggs (bass guitar) Mike Pride (drums)
Welch’s long-time ensemble presents the New York premiere of Welch’s “The Finger Lock”. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Will Northlich-Redmond and Matthew Welch
Will Northlich-Redmond (electric guitar), Matthew Welch (reeds)
Only madness will ensue once exposed to such face-melting intense music making.


12/12 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
Matthew Welch’s “And Here We Are” and “The Three Truths”
Anne Rhodes (soprano) Jeffrey Gavett (baritone) Daniel Neer (baritone) Ben Holmes (trumpet) Brendon Randall-Myers (electric guitar) Domenica Fossati (flute) Vasko Dukovski (clarinet) Joe Bergen (vibraphone) Emily Manzo (piano) Paul Kerekes (piano) Ian Riggs (bass guitar) Mike Pride (drums) Matthew Welch (conductor)
A full-length opera in progress, “And Here We Are”, explores the impact of cultural collisions. The story covers my family’s internment in the Santa Tomas concentration camp in WWII Philippines. The text focuses on the horrifying accounts of my great-uncle Edgar, an opera singer isolated by his move to Asia and internment (1942-45). The Three Truths spins a Sufi parable into a conflict between a robot tyrant trying to extract “truth” from a cyborg – the last remnant of humanity. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Matthew Welch, Jeremiah Cymerman, Toby Driver
Matthew Welch (sax) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Toby Driver (bass)
We play the most melancholy music in the world.


12/13 Sunday
8 pm
Welch’s Compositions for Balinese Gamelan
Featuring Welch and members of Gamelan Dharma Swara. TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
The Library of Babel
Brendon Randall-Myers (electric guitar) Matthew Welch (bagpipes) Mike Pride (drums)
Shredding and tremulous micro-rhythms of perpetual bagpipe ornamentation and electric guitar heavy metal tapping make the surface of this monolithic and ever expanding polytonal plane. Welch’s piece is inspired by the by the infinitely repeating architecture and books in Jorge Luis Borges’s “The Library of Babel.”


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
CHUCK BETTIS
DEC 15-20

12/15 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Silver Process
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Joe Merolla (cello) Brian Chase (drums) Kevin Norton (vibes, drums) Motoko Fukuyama (film)
Music composed by moving images.

10 pm
Chuck Bettis + special guest
Chuck Bettis (electronics)


12/16 Wednesday (KR)
8 pm
Chuck Bettis/Dafna Naphtali/Hans Tammen/Levy Lorenzo
Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat) Dafna Naphtali (voice, electronics) Hans Tammen (modular synth) Levy Lorenzo (electronics)

10 pm
Pet Bottle Ningen
Nonoko Yoshida (sax) Dave Scanlon (guitar) Dave Miller (drums) Chuck Bettis (electronics)


12/17 Thursday
8 pm
Pretty Clicks
Berangere Maximin (digital chimeras) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
Berangere comes all the way from Paris, France for this night of music.

10 pm
Period + special guest
Mike Pride (drums) Charlie Looker (guitar) Chuck Bettis (electronics, throat)


12/18 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Sylvie Courvoisier, Ikue Mori, Chuck Bettis
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ikue Mori (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)

10 pm
Gamma Reverse Dream Logic
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
Graphic score by Chuck Bettis.


12/19 Saturday (HM)
8 pm
Matmos + Chuck Bettis
Drew Daniel (electronics) M.C. Schmidt (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics)
First time musical meeting of these electronic heavyweights.

10 pm
Big Blood + Chuck Bettis & special guests
Colleen Kinsella (voice, harmonium, drums) Caleb Mulkerin (electric guitar, voice, tape loops) Chuck Bettis (electronics) special guests (vocals)
Big Blood comes all the way down from Portland, ME for this debut psychedelic collaboration.


12/20 Sunday
8 pm
Chuck Bettis/Franke Vogl/Evan Rapport
Chuck Bettis (electronics) Franke Vogl (prepared bass) Evan Rapport (saxophone)

10 pm
Mossenek
Mick Barr (guitar) Chuck Bettis (throat, electronics)


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
TIMBA HARRIS: Tetrasomia
DEC 22-27

12/22 Tuesday
8 pm
Air
Nick Shellenberger (vocals) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Timba Harris (conductor)

10 pm
Zues
Timba Harris (violin) Nick Shellenberger (voice) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet)


12/23 Wednesday
8 pm
Earth
Ches Smith (drums) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Mike Lockwood (drums) Timba Harris (conductor)

10 pm
Hera
Ches Smith (drums) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Mike Lockwood (drums) Timba Harris (conductor)


CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS EVE
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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;
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!



12/25 Friday
8 and 10 pm
Here Comes Satan's Claws
Hyper-consumerism got you down? Dreading the in-laws? Hate egg nog? Have some balls; stay in the city and drown in the beaten-to-death traditional music of the holiday season as seen, heard, and felt through the raw senses of a naive child trapped in a bleak, harrowing nightmare. Featuring members of Secret Chiefs 3, Cleric, Kayo Dot and more.


12/26 Saturday
8 pm
Fire
Gyan Riley (guitar) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Toby Driver (guitar) Timba Harris (conductor)

10 pm
Hades
Gyan Riley (guitar) Matt Hollenberg (guitar) Toby Driver (guitar) Timba Harris (violin)


12/27 Sunday
8 pm
Water
Timba Harris (conductor)
String ensemble conducted by Timba Harris.

10 pm
Nestis
Timba Harris (violin)
String ensemble led by violinist Timba Harris.


THE STONE RESIDENCIES
THE ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR STONE BENEFIT IMPROV WEEK
Our annual end of the year benefit week features some of the most exciting improvisers in New York. John Zorn will be appearing every night with a different lineup of creative musicians—so come on down multiple nights and help The Stone stay alive! All proceeds go to help pay our rent and upkeep. ONE SET PER NIGHT—TWENTY DOLLARS
DEC 29-JAN 3

12/29 Tuesday
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/30 Wednesday
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT
John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS


12/31 Thursday
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A STONE BENEFIT
John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS


 

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