Rudresh Mahanthappa Interview

Mahanthappa is interviewed.

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The Stone in July

The July calendar for New York’s Stone has been posted.

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

7/1 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Matthias Bossi, Michael Mellender, Timb Harris and Carla Kihlstedt
Matthias Bossi (drums,mallet percussion,oration,voice) Michael Mellender (all things,voice) Timb Harris (violin) Carla Kihlstedt (violin)

10 pm
Timb Harris and Carla Kihlstedt
Timb Harris (violin) Carla Kihlstedt (violin)

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
Shahzad Ismaily & Dr. Jenni Quilter
Shahzad Ismaily (bass, percussion) Dr. Jenni Quilter(stipendiary lecturer)

10 pm
Lara Allen
Lara Allen

7/5 Thursday (MH)
8 pm
Adrienne the Anemone
Adrienne the Anemone (vocal, guitar) Timb Harris (violin)
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)
Core Estradasphere duo does film music arrangements

7/6 Friday (MH)
8 pm
Shahzad Ismaily & Joel Hamilton
Shahzad Ismaily (bass, drums, instruments) Joel Hamilton (guitar)

10 pm
Bob Galloway
Bob Galloway (speaker)

7/7 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Buster Virata, Anting-Anting: Origins of a Filipino-Christian System of Magic
Buster Virata (speaker)
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)

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

7/10 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
Bill Horist solo
Bill Horist (guitar)

10 pm
Shahzad Ismaily and Bill Horist
Shahzad Ismaily (bass, etc) 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) and some special guests!
Come to this extra special night of Improvisation and support The Stone! TWENTY DOLLARS.

7/12 Thursday (MH)
8 and 10 pm
Medieval TV
Jamie Saft (keyboards) Mike Pride (drums) Bill Horist (guitar)

7/13 Friday (MH)
8 pm
James Goode—Somniloquy

10 pm
5th Head
Ches Smith and X (drum, voice)
Vocal/ drum solo with Ches Smith and X.

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

10 pm
Jai Young Kim & Eli Good
Jai Young Kim (guitar) Eli Good (vocals)

7/15 Sunday (MM)
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) Jason Schimmel (guitar) Anonymous 13 (various instruments) Jamie Saft (keyboards)
TWENTY DOLLARS

7/17 Tuesday (MH)
8 pm
HELL HOARSE
Brendan Murray (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics, vocals)

10 pm
O.blaat
O.blaat (electronics) Lary 7 (electronics)

7/18 Wednesday (MH)
8 pm
Darius Jones
Darius Jones (sax) and friends

10 pm
Mute Swan
Shelly Burgon (harp, electronics) plus members from Stars Like Fleas and others

7/19 Thursday (OL)
8 pm
Carlos Giffoni
Carlos Giffoni (synth) and special guests

10 pm
LoVid Orchestra
Kyle Lapidus (electronics) Tali Hinkis (electronics) Chuck Bettis (electronics) and special guests

7/20 Friday (OL)
8 and 10pm
WHOOPIE PIE
Bill McHenry (tenor sax) Jamie Saft (electric bass) Mike Pride (drums)
A blues power-trio from Down-East.

7/21 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Aki Onda
Aki Onda (tapes, electronics) and special guests

10 pm
Hans Tammen
Hans Tammen (endangered guitar, max/msp) and special guests

7/22 Sunday (MM)
8 and 10 pm
SPECIAL BENEFIT FOR JEWLIA EISENBER
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Makigami Koichi (voice) Chuck Bettis (electronics, vocals) and many special guests
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 Naftali
Dafna Naftali (voice, electronics) and friends

10 pm
Jeremiah Cymerman
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Mary Halvorson (guitar) and special guests

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

7/26 Thursday (OL)
8 and 10 pm
Matt Welch
Matt Welch (bagpipes, sax) and friends

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

10 pm
Extra Life
Charlie Looker (guitar, vocals) and gues

7/28 Saturday (RK)
8 and 10 pm
Charming Hostess
Jewlia Eisenberg (voice) Marika Hughes (cello, voice) and special guests

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

10 pm
Ocrilim
Mick Barr (guitar)

7/31 Tuesday
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
Makigami Koichi (vocals & electronics) Ikue Mori (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.

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine:

Alexei Borisov & Antonin Nikkilä – Where Are They Now
Alexei Borisov is an established Russian improviser and experimentalist who has worked with Leif Elggren and KK Null, among others. Anton Nikkilä, a Finnish artist, is his counterpart on this release. The music here is playful, strange, and a bit clinical in its approach. An odd combination for sure, but it is well executed.

Lexes – Nursey Rhyme

This offers up a collection of demented and corrupted nursery Rhymes and boiling noise craft, that instead of soothing a child would scary the hell out of them .

Lietterschpinch – I cum Blood in the think tank
I cum Blood in the think tank is seriously punishing and bleak industrial noise punk doom. Built around crude and swarming synth overload and face slamming beat patterns, with overloaded nasty hardcore punk growls and bleeding lungs shouts over the top.

Nora Orlandi – Il dolce corpo di Deborah(The Sweet Body of Debora

This reissue of the soundtrack from 1968 French/Italian giallo is a real rather memorable cheesy treat- mixing together dramatic easy listening, lounge vibes, Hammond organ pumps, jazzy fills & overblow tacky female/male 60’s pop swoon.