Coming up from RUCMA


From NY’s Rise Up Creative Music & Arts:

MONDAY
December 28
PLENTY OF HORN
7:30 PM
Ray Anderson Trio
Ray Anderson – Trombone
Mark Helias – Bass / Gerald Cleaver – Drums

9:00 PM
Michael Attias Quartet
Michael Attias – Sax / Ralph Alessi – Tmp
Tom Rainey – Drms / Sean Conly – Bass

10:30 PM
Matt Lavelle – Trumpet
Bern Nix – Guitar / Francois Grillot – Bass

Next Week
MONDAY
January 4
7PM
Francois Grillot’s French Contraband
Francois Grillot – Bass
Steve Swell – Trumpet /Daniel Levin – Cello
Claire de Brunner – Bassoon / Jay Rosen – Drums

8PM
Patricia & William Parker Duo
Patriia Nicholson Parker – Dance & Words
William Parker – Bass

9PM
James Carney Group
James Carney – Keys
Others TBA

10PM
Trio Iffy
Chris Speed – Sax & Clarinet
Jamie Saft – Keys / Ben Perowsky – Drums

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February at the Stone


February highlights fro, New York’s The Stone:

February 2010 at the Stone
curated by Toby Driver

MONDAY FEBRUARY 2—STONE SEMINAR 5
BUTCH MORRIS: The Principles of Conduction®
7PM to 10PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all
For the 25th Anniversary of Conduction, Butch Morris presents a special lecture/ demonstration, a concert featuring a string octet and a Q&A on the methods and principles of Conduction.

(KR)

2/4 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Larval
Bill Brovold (guitar) plus guests
Bill reunites with the original lineup of Larval

10 pm
Stern
Chuck Stern (vocals)
Stern is Chuck Stern, formerly of New York art/prog abstractionists Time of Orchids. The music is dense and cinematic, occupying its own late-night vacuum – a haze of brooding, Shostakovian synth and angular guitar work, laced with trumpet, industrial noise and Chuck’s unique, haunting vocals.

2/5 Friday (AV)
8 pm
Baby Dee
Baby Dee (piano, vocals) Matthew Robinson (cello)
Baby Dee will sing about slugs and play classical music for cowboys with cowboy hat-hair.

10 pm
Sword of Exactly
Evelyn Davis (piano, vocals) Joe Kiplinger (guitar), Joey Molinaro (violin), Rob Funkhouser (percussion, mixing bowls), plus guests
New music composer Evelyn Davis conflates influences of art rock, metal, prog, and opera to create extremely subtle, thoughtful, microtonally oriented works which are viscerally emotionally expressive. Her recent work includes a song cycle, “From the Bath”, for countertenor, alto, viola, and alto flute, which is based on her own text, and which expresses issues such as loss, bisexuality, masturbation, and abortion through the mouthpiece of effeminate masculinity.

2/6 Saturday (JM)
8 pm
Kayo Dot plays Choirs of the Eye
Toby Driver (guitar, vocals) Mia Matsumiya (violin, keyboards) Terran Olson (keyboards, woodwinds) Daniel Means (guitar, woodwinds, bass) David Bodie (percussion) and special guest Greg Massi (guitar)
Kayo Dot plays the entirety of their 2003 Tzadik debut, with special guest former KD guitarist Greg Massi joining for this performance only!

10 pm
Kayo Dot plays Coyote
Toby Driver (bass, vocals) Mia Matsumiya (violin, guitar) Terran Olson (keyboards, tenor sax) Daniel Means (alto sax) David Bodie (percussion) and special guest Tim Byrnes (trumpet)
Kayo Dot plays the entirety of their forthcoming Hydra Head release.

2/7 Sunday (JB)
8 pm
Tartar Lamb II
Toby Driver (bass guitar and vocals), Mia Matsumiya (violin and electric violin), Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet), Dan Means (alto sax) plus guests
Modern-classical electroacoustic doom lattices and wall-melting balladry. Questionable tonality. Gradual development, immediate descent into hell.

10 pm
Bauder/Cymerman/Evans/Wooley AMPLIFIED QUARTET
Matt Bauder (amplified sax) Jeremiah Cymerman (amplified clarinet) Peter Evans (amplified trumpet) Nate Wooley (amplified trumpet)

MONDAY FEBRUARY 8—STONE SEMINAR 6
ELLIOTT SHARP—Music in the Post-Digital Era
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all
Composer Elliott Sharp discusses and presents scores and audio examples of his work, past and current, in the context of biological and mathematical models of musical organization, an evaluation of computers and new media in performance, algorithmic composition vs improvisation, and the question of smell. Compositions to be discussed include the orchestral works “Larynx”, “Calling” and “On Corlear’s Hook”; selected string quartets including “Dispersion of Seeds”, “Tessalation Row”, and “Seize Seas Seeth Seen”; “SyndaKit”, “Polymerae” and other algorithmic works; electroacoustic works such as “Cryptid Fragments”; solo approaches including Tectonics and Velocity of Hue; and the music-theater works “innosense”, “EmPyre” and “Binibon”.

(MP)

2/9 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
Jason Byron
Jason Byron (voice)
Modern mystic and former lyricist of Kayo Dot and maudlin of the Well gives a presentation. A once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

10 pm
NYMPH
Matty McDermott (guitar, organ, voice, percussion) Eri Shoji (voice, percussion), Nickle Emmet (bass, percussion)

2/11 Thursday (AV)
8 pm
Maureen McElheron
Maureen McElheron (piano, vocals) plus guests
Maureen McElheron composes and sings the music for the super-bizarre animated films of Bill Plympton, whose cartoons have been featured on MTV, BRAVO and Cartoon Network.

10 pm
Jessica Pavone – Songs of Synastry and Solitude
Toomai String Quintet – John Popham (cello), Andrew Roitstein (bass), Emilie-Anne Gendron (violin), Erin Wight (viola)
Songs of Synastry and Solitude is a collection of songs for string quartet influenced by an interest in the simple beauty of folk songs, the ghosts of all things lost and Leonard Cohen‘s encouragement to live outside this world.

2/12 Friday
8 pm
Lavigna
Lavigna (voice, guitar) Alain “Astucieux Coquin” Halimi (saxophone, flute) Olivier Pelletier (clarinet) Antoni Cionci (balafon, guitar) Damien Girot (drums)
Lavigna is an intense free punk grind French band coming to The Stone all the way from Mediterranée. Absolutely mindblowing.

10 pm
Gnaw
Alan Dubin (voice) Carter Thornton (guitar, bass) Brian Beatrice (guitar, bass) Jun Mizumachi (laptop/fx/noise) Eric Neuser (drums)
Gnaw viciously assaults listeners with their unique brew of ultra-depressive, scathing, slug-paced extreme metal.

2/13 Saturday
8 pm
Steeve Hurdle and Craig Taborn
Steeve Hurdle (guitar) Craig Taborn (piano)
Hailing from Montreal, Steeve Hurdle is best known for his ingenious guitar playing on the greatest creative extreme metal album of all time, Obscura by Gorguts. Steeve currently plays in NEGATIVA.

10 pm
Steeve Hurdle solo
Steeve Hurdle (guitar)

2/14 Sunday (AV)
8 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Toby Driver (bass) Steeve Hurdle (guitar) and many special guests
TWENTY DOLLARS

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15—STONE SEMINAR 7
ANTHONY COLEMAN
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
Tortured Genius and downtown legend Anthony Coleman, who now teaches at New England Conservatory speaks about the nexus of composition and improvisation in contemporary music.

2/18 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Dilly Dilly
Erin Davidson (multi-instruments and voice)
dilly dilly is Erin Olivia Davidson, a multi-instrumentalist from Portland, Maine, who performs arrangements for ukulele, banjo, guitar, sequencer, vocals, and musical saw. After years playing with Cerberus Shoal and a small stint in Sage Francis’s backing band, she’ll play solo tonight, with a selection of songs that are part-folk, part-electronic, and entirely other.

10 pm
Yellow Crystal Star
Mark Billings (electric guitar)
Austin-based, infinite drone activation of expanding dimensional perception. Progressive guitar trance, collaged tape prism of portals in/out/in neverending. A seemingly chaotic interpolation of chants, sources, samples, melodies, and lyrics, pieced together as a more complex vibrational language filtering down through the transforming dream

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22—STONE SEMINAR 8
Greg Cohen—Musicianship
NOTE EARLY START TIME! 5PM to 7PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
Renown Bassist with Bob Dylan, Ornette Coleman, Tom Waits, Woody Allen, John Zorn, Lou Reed, Maryanne Faithful, Lee Konitz and coutless others speaks about the art of playing bass, musicianship, and the role of the bass in music today.

2/23 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster
Matthew Welch (bagpipes, sax, voice) Leah Paul (flutes, sax) Max Mandel (viola) Mary Halvorson (el. guitar) Ian Riggs (el. bass) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

10 pm
Golden
Kota Saito (vocal, guitar, mandolin) Tetsuyoshi Kojima (guitar, percussion) Ryosuke Tashiro (drums)
Golden is a must-see. Kota screams like a newly born wild horse and croons like an old man talking to the distant boat fading into the spring haze. The noise from Kojima’s guitar, so sensitive and disturbing, breaks your old dream-box into pieces and from behind, Ryosuke’s strict as well as emotional drums blow them up into the high air. This band from the Far East island will attack you like Tsunami and leave you in the shining debris of pure gold.

2/27 Saturday (DS)
8 pm
Andrea Centazzo & John Zorn
Andrea Centazzo (percussion) John Zorn (sax) and special guests
Here on a rare visit from Italy, Centazzo reunites with Zorn after over thirty years! TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Matthew Bourne
Matthew Bourne (piano)
The virtuosic pianist from England. “…characterized by highly personal levels of emotional and physical intensity. Adjectives such as offensive, moving, banal, provocative and breathtaking are among those most commonly used.”

2/28 Sunday (AV)
8 pm
Broadcloth
Anne Rhodes (voice), Nathan Bontrager (cello), Adam Matlock (accordion, recorders)
from New Haven.

10 pm
Have a Nice Life
Dan Barrett (vocals, guitar, sampler), Tim Macuga (bass), M. Kestigian (guitar), Will Barrett (synthesizer)
Heavy, droning, and melodic combination of shoegaze, industrial, and new wave, in the vein of Sisters of Mercy, My Bloody Valentine, and Swans.

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Umbrella Music Through January 13


Kent Kessler
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From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Sunday, 27 December 2009
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Mike Reed’s People Places and Things
Greg Ward – alto sax
Tim Haldeman – tenor sax
Jason Roebke – bass
Mike Reed – drums

two sets

Wednesday, 30 December 2009
The Hideout
10:00PM | Josh Berman’s Old Idea
Josh Berman – cornet
Keefe Jackson – tenor sax
Jason Adasiewicz – vibraphone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

two sets
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Peter Margasak Gets Random

Sunday, 3 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Nick Mazzarella Trio
Nick Mazzarella – saxophone
Anton Hatwich – bass
Marc Riordan – drums

two sets

Wednesday, 6 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | DKV Trio
Ken Vandermark – reeds
Kent Kessler – bass
Hamid Drake – drums

two sets
$10 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : Ken Vandermark spins Sounds from Addis
The Music of Ethiopia

Sunday, 10 January 2010
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Wick/Bishop/Glover/Rosaly
Jacob Wick – trumpet
Jeb Bishop – trombone
John Paul Glover – baritone guitar
Frank Rosaly – drum

two sets
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
The Hideout
10:00PM | Sound Is
Rob Mazurek – cornet
Matt Lux – electric bass
Joshua Abrams – acoustic bass
Jason Adasiewicz – vibes
John Herndon – drums

two sets
$8 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : John Corbett spins Chronological Heavyweight Match
1940s vs 1960s

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Evan Parker Residency with McPhee, Shipp, Zorn, Courvoisier, et al. at The Stone


From All About Jazz:

Rivaled only, in recent memory, by Cecil Taylor’s 1988 “Kongresshalle” collaborations in Berlin, Evan Parker’s residency at The Stone in East Village, Manhattan was, like those, a string of assorted and inventive pairings. In this case the participants were largely fixtures of the “downtown scene,” the term given to a loosely associated scattering of Manhattan jazz, and post-jazz, musicians challenging fixed form and genre in the idiom—rather than the veteran “free” European artists who accompanied Taylor at his storied festival. Though the Parker outings will doubtless be the stuff of fable for those fortunate enough to have witnessed them, apparently the press saw fit largely to bypass the genuinely historic occasion.

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