|The STONE John Zorn|
October 2006 at the Stone
Jennifer Stock, Langdon C. Crawford, Laura M. Sinnott, William David Fastenow
..::TheAirBand::.. gets its name from the first instrument built for the band. The midi air guitar was designed to allow an air guitarist to actually control the music(s) he was playing. Over time controls became refined and simultaneously diversified. New gestures and sounds were added to create instruments such as: air drums, motion-synthesizer and shaky shaky. Eventually an ensemble took hold of these instruments, wrote music for them and formed..::TheAirBand::.www.theairband.com
Hans Tammen (guitar)
Hans Tammen's ENDANGERED GUITAR is a journey through the land of unending sonic operations and an infinite index of metals. A mix of formal awareness and improvisation produces rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinatingsounds. www.tammen.org
When Poets Attack
Jane Ormerod, Jee Leong Koh, Paco and Thomas Fucaloro (poets)
Reading their own work and what just might be the world premier of the duet WHEN POETS ATTACK.
Brendan Adamson, Derek Muro, Kyle Hillbrand (electronics)
NYC’s electronic music trio smop() unleashes their arsenal of gadgetry, including vintage video gaming hardware both for control and synthesis of music; this performance will feature various game controllers, a live Nintendo Entertainment System and more.
Kathleen Supové (piano)
Kathleen Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what it means to be a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today's world. Her program will include selections from INNER CITIES by Alvin Curran and a concert theater work SUTRA SUTRA by Randall Woolf/Valeria Vasilevski. www.supove.com / myspace.com/supove
Jody Redhage (cello/vocal)
Cellist/composer/vocalist Jody Redhage presents works from her upcoming CD, "All Summer in a Day," a collection of commissions for her voice and cello. Works performed will include compositions by talented emerging composers Judd Greenstein, Paula Matthusen, and a world premiere by Anna Clyne. www.jodyredhage.com
Daisy Press (soprano) and special guests
A New York-based soprano, Daisy Press specializes in contemporary music. She will perform "Socrate" by Erik Satie and music of composers who were directly inspired by this piece.
Eliot Gattegno (saxophone) Richie Barshay (percussion)
The program will include improvisations on the music of Berio and Scelsi. www.eliotgattegno.com
Views of Complexity
Second Instrumental Unit—David Fulmer, Eliot Gattegno (directors)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn's Improv Night-A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Ayaka Nishina (piano/ electronics) Ikue Mori (electronics) Ned Rothenberg (shakuhachi) Tanaka Yumiko (shamisen) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and many special guests
Come support The Stone. TWENTY DOLLARS
8 and 10 pm
Matt Brewer Quartet
Tony Malaby (saxophone) Frank LoCrasto (piano) Rodney Green (drums) Matt Brewer (bass)
The Blueprint Trio
Steve Lehman (saxophone) Matt Brewer (bass) Eric Mcpherson (drums)
www.stevelehman.com / www.ericmcpherson.com
Logan Richardson Quartet
Logan Richardson (saxophone) Matt Brewer (bass) Eric Mcpherson (drums) Mike Pinto (vibraphone)
"I am because my little dog knows me"—texts by Gertrude Stein
Michelle Slater, Jane Ormerod, Paco (poets)
PINK MELON JOY and world premier of IDENTITY A POEM—a film by Lei Chou based upon a text by Gertrude Stein starring Bill Rice and Lavinia Co-op, text read by Ulla Dydo, accordion music by Rachelle Garniez.
Introducing Christopher M. Coletti
Christopher M. Coletti (trumpet, Baroque trumpet) and special guests.
The program will include works by Daniel Schnyder, Berio, Honegger, Bernstein, arrangements on music of Piazzolla and more.
Dan Peck Solo
Dan Peck (tuba, piano) Matthew Wright (trombone)
Dan Peck's unusual tuba solo program includes: Ach, es.... for tuba solo by Annette Schlünz, Six Likes for tuba solo by Theodore Antoniou, Piernikiana for tuba solo by Witold Szalonek, and his original composition, Chicken or Egg? for trombone and piano (2006).
Lance Suzuki (flute) Sarah Fuller (harp)
Lance Suzuki, a New York-based flutist, performs with Sarah Fuller, newly appointed Principal Harpist of the Delaware Symphony. The program will include works of Takemitsu, Hovhaness, Nishina, and more!
Music of Aleksei Stevens
Bora Yoon (violin) Okkyung Lee (cello) Alvin Scott (alto saxophone) Matt Wright (tenor trombone)
Aleksei Stevens is a Brooklyn-based composer of experimental and electro-acoustic music. His pieces combine live instrumental performance, found/recorded sounds, real-time computer interaction, and video.
8 and 10 pm
Red Light New Music
Natascha Diels (flute), Eileen Mack (clarinet), Matt Wright (tenor trombone), David Hanlon (piano), Amie Weiss (Violin), David Broome (piano), Ezra Seltzer (cello), Leonard Straumer (cello), John Popham (cello), Gareth Zehngut (viola). Flexible Music: Tim Ruedeman (soprano saxophone), Haruka Fujii (vibraphone), Dan Lippel (guitar), Eric Huebner (piano).
Red Light New Music, a New York-based contemporary music ensemble, kicks off its season with a double-bill: a composer portrait of Daniel Vezza (8pm) and concert of premieres (10pm) by Christopher Cerrone, A. Vincent Raikhel, Scott Wollschleger, as well as Gérard Grisey's masterpiece Vortex Temporum, featuring the renowned new music group Flexible Music and the Red Light Ensemble conducted by Ted Hearne. www.redlightnewmusic.org
Ten Dollars for both sets.
Introducing Victoria Bass
Victoria Bass (cello/vocal)
Victoria Bass is a New York-based cellist/vocalist/actress who specializes in contemporary music. Her program includes music by Ligeti, Bolcom, Lutoslawski, and her new arrangements of music by Handel and Bach in which she sings and plays at the same time. Victoria Bass is currently a member of The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
Eliza Fernand (performance art) Lindsey Stormo (voice) Ayaka Nishina (piano)
The performance art of Eliza Fernand combines the reality of our time and place with an abstract and fluctuating surreality. With her costumes, performance objects, and her body, she transforms familiar materials and reference points, leaving the audience with an array of sensations to cling to. www.elizafernand.org /www.ayakanishina.com
Sarah Carter Solo
Sarah Carter (cello) and friends
“One of the best cellists of her generation”, Sarah Carter, is an award-winning cellist based in New York. She will perform music of Asian and Asian-American composers such as Yun, Mayzumi, Sheng, Earl Kim and more.
Daniel Spiegel (piano)
An award-winning pianist, Daniel Spiegel is equally at home as a solo performer and as a collaborative artist, and he has performed extensively in chamber and orchestral ensembles. Spiegel is also deeply committed to the performance of the music of promising young composers, as well as the music of established figures in contemporary music. His program includes the music of Ligeti, Francis, Janá?ek, Puts, and Dorman. Spiegel is currently a member of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble.
The Attacca Quartet
Amy Schroeder (violin) Keiko Tokunaga (violin) Gillian Gallagher (viola) Andrew Yee (cello)
The program includes; Akira Nishimura String Quartet No. 3 "Avian" / Yaron Zilberman String Quartet #1 / Gyorgy Ligeti String Quartet #1 Metamorphoses Nocturnes and more.
Evan Parker Solo
Evan Parker (saxophone)
A rare solo appearance by this legend of saxophone improvisation.
"...like him who strips at sight of the sea..."—texts by St. John Perse
Jee Leong Koh, R. Nemo Hill (poets) Beth Anne Hatton (voice) Ishmael Wallace (piano) Vita Wallace (violin)
Images a Crusoe, op.11 by Louis Durey / Scenes d'Anabase by Paul Bowles / excerpts form Exile
Trevor Dunn and Shelley Burgon
Trevor Dunn (bass) Shelley Burgon (harp)
Schemes of Omission
Oscar Noriega, Andrew D'Angelo (bass clarinets) Miya Masaoka (koto) Shelley Burgon (harp) Trevor Dunn (bass)
8 and 10 pm
Jim Thirlwell's Manorexia
Jim Thirlwell (laptop) David Cossin (percussion) Felix Fan (cello) and special guests.
North American Premiere from the seminal electronic guru.
8 and 10 pm
Dub Trio and guests
DP Holmes (guitar, keyboards) Stu Brooks (bass, keyboards) Joe Tomino (drums, melodica) and special guests.
Phenomenal live dub tactics and hardcore twists.
Plotkin / Wyskida
James Plotkin (guitar, vocals) Tim Wyskida (drums)
Chance meeting on a dissecting table...
Ben / Chris
Ben Weinman (guitar) Chris Pennie (drums)
World premiere duo from Dillinger Escape Plan masterminds.
Ikue Mori and DJ Olive
Ikue Mori (electronics) DJ Olive (turntables)
DJ Rob Swift
DJ Rob Swift (turntables)
Special solo set from DMC champion and member of the X-ecutioners.
The Narrow Garden
Eyvind Kang (viola) Daphna Mor (recorders, ney) April Centrone (percussion) Doug Wieselman (clarinet)
Eyvind Kang (violin) Kato Hideki (bass) Calvin Weston (drums)
SENTENCED—sentences from The Unnameable by Samuel Beckett
R. Nemo Hill, Michelle Slater, Thomas Fucaloro, Robert Vasquez (poets)
"the comma will come when I'll drown for good, then the silence"
Erik Friedlander plays Masada Book Two
Erik Friedlander (cello)
Shanir Blumenkranz plays Masada Book Two
Shanir Blumenkranz (oud) Erik Friedlander (cello) Matt Brewer (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Cyro Baptista (percussion)
Jamie Saft and Mr. Dorgon plus special guest "performer"
Swami Lateplate—"Doom Jazz"
Jamie Saft (piano) Bobby Previte (drums)
Charles Pierce (laptop, electronics) Colin Stetson (saxophone) Luca Fadda (trumpet)
WORLD PREMIERE- Jennifer Charles does Pastorini
Jennifer Charles (voice) Ed Pastorini (guitar)
Jennifer Charles (the velvet-throated poet behind Elysian Fields) teams up with underground genius Ed Pastorini (of 101 Crustaceans un-fame, incidentally Charles' favorite living song composer). Charles will sing many of her favorite Pastorini songs, accompanied by the man himself, as well as songs that over the years, the two have penned together. Should be an unbelievable night of rusty lugers and velvet bullets.
Gerald Menke (steel guitar) Tim Wyskida (drums) Gabe Katz (bass) Andy Hawkins (double neck and six string guitar)
Miho Hatori (voice, guitar, percussion) Okkyung Lee (cello) Shelley Burgon (harp) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Shoko Nagai (piano)
8 and 10 pm
Christian Marclay and Zeena Parkins
Christian Marclay (turntables) Zeena Parkins (harp) and special guests.
Mick Barr (guitar)
Solo compositions from Orthrelm guitar wizard.
William Winant and White Out
Lin Culbertson (electronics) Tom Surgal (percussion) William Winant (percussion)
The Strange Music of Erich Zann
R. Nemo Hill (poet) and Special Guest
A complete reading of the poem by R. Nemo Hill based upon a short story by H.P. Lovecraft with a musical coda TBA. "I have become a poet I suppose. How strange the gifts tormented life bestows."
VisionIntoArt (VIA) presents SOUNDS/REMIX
Paola Prestini (electronics) Milica Paranosic (electronics) Nico Muhly (electronics) Roger Bonair-Agard (spoken word) Holter Graham (text) Erik Carlson (violin) Nadia Sirota (viola) Claire Bryant (cello) Richard Mannoia (clarinets) Pablo Rieppi (percussion) Haleh Abghari (vocals)
The evening will include compositions from our newest work Sounds, recently premiered in Milan, and remixed Serbian, Mexican and popular works.
Sensational (voice, etc.)
Rare performance from the avant rap veteran of Jungle Brothers fame.