March 2009 at the Stone curated by Lukas Ligeti
3/1 Sunday (MP)
Borah Bergman solo
Borah Bergman (piano)
Rupert Huber solo
Rupert Huber (piano, electronics)
Marc Uys (violin) Jacqueline Kerrod (harp)
Recent commissions from a range of leading voices in contemporary South African music, including Braam du Toit, Neo Muyanga and Matthijs van Dijk.
Dick / Radding / Ligeti Trio
Robert Dick (flutes) Reuben Radding (bass) Lukas Ligeti (drums)
3/4 Wednesday (DS)
8 and 10 pm
Raoul Björkenheim & Lukas Ligeti Duo
Raoul Björkenheim (guitar) Lukas Ligeti (drums)
Timb Harris (violin) Gyan Riley (guitar) Ches Smith (drums)
Paolo Angeli Solo
Paolo Angeli (prepared Sardinian guitar)
Plays “Ritagli di Tempo”, an impro-travel into Paolo’s three solo albums (Sardinian folk music, compositions by Angeli, Frith and Björk).
3/6 Friday (JM)
Helena Espvall (cello, banjo)
Keenan Lawler (National Resonator guitar)
3/7 Saturday (MB)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night – A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Lukas Ligeti (drums) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and many special guests
Another Stone Rent Party, East Village style! Plenty of music, madness and more. Support the Stone!
3/8 Sunday (MP)
Thierry Gomar solo
Thierry Gomar (vibraphone, electronics)
Robert Dick & Ursel Schlicht Duo
Robert Dick (flutes) Ursel Schlicht (piano)
Kathleen Supové (piano, electronics) Adam Fisher (cello) Emanuele de Raymondi (laptop)
Pianist Kathleen Supové will play a set that features world premieres of piano works written for her by Charles Coleman and Emanuele de Raymondi, as well as the premiere of “Mechanical Dolls” by Randall Woolf for Cello and Piano.
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut
Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut (piano, etc.) Joe McPhee (trumpet, sax) Randy Borra (sax) Tom Chess (sax, etc.) Gene Janas (bass)
3/11 Wednesday (GG)
The Tehran-Dakar Brothers
Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (saxophone, vocals) Justice Dilla X (vocals) Brandon Ross (guitar, banjo) Damon Banks (bass) Mar Gueye (sabar)
Nu-world trash…silence is sound…
Arrington de Dionysio
Arrington de Dionysio (bass clarinet, jaw harps, voice)
Arrington de Dionyso uses performance as a vehicle for driving through the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll. Arrington performs on the bass clarinet, jaw harps, and his voice with a distinctly multiphonic ability inspired by Tuvan throatsinging and the ecclesiastics of Albert Ayler and Don Van Vliet. Pushing the envelope between musicality and pure energy, between shamanic ecstacy and lunacy, he enwraps rooms with resonant sound. He tours constantly, and has performed or/and recorded with notable improvisers throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Italy, France, Israel and Japan. He presents workshops on improvising with the voice in conjunction with his travels around the world.
Daniel Pabst (guitar) Chris Janka (guitar) Claudius Jelinek (guitar) Emmanuel Preuschl (guitar)
TRAFO is a guitar Quartet from Austria and plays the music of several TV Series from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Themes from “the Streets of San Francisco”, Knight Rider, Twin Peaks, the Avengers, the Persuaders or Magnum PI are interpreted with four Electric Guitars. Brrrrrrmmmmm.
Daniel Pabst (guitar) Chris Janka (guitar) Lukas Ligeti (drums)
NoisyTownGroove is a collective based in New York City and Vienna. The Music of NTG scratches different styles in all genres. The only important thing is to be authentic in every situation.
3/13 Friday (MB)
IDR – Italian Doc Remix
Marco Cappelli (guitar) Doug Wieselman (clarinet, saxophone) Jose Davila (trombone, tuba) Ken Filiano (bass) Jim Pugliese (drums) Special Guest: DJ Logic (turntables)
On a bottle of good Italian wine you’ll find the sticker DOC: “Denominazone di Origine Controllata”, which certifies its good quality. Italian Doc Remix (IDR) is the result of the artistic exchange between Marco Cappelli and Jim Pugliese, whose mutual reverence for the villages’ ritual music brought them to the following statement: reflect the process of memory’s distortion of the second/third immigrants generation, living in the new yorker cultural melting pot with a strong traditional back ground; give back to the audience a music at the same time far from the original source–for geographic, chronological and cultural reasons–and full of tradition’s elements: impossible to fit in any conventional standard. After its first cd and its Italian tour of last summer, IDR comes back in NYC with some new surprises…
Hans Fjellestad (analog synthesizer)
Hans winds trails of analog circuits and vacuum tubes through a darkly lush world of sound, emanating from the contemporary Los Angeles noise scene, with kind nods to Krautrock, Sun Ra, Japanoise and Black Metal.
3/14 Saturday (RK)
Vergil Sharkya (electronics)
James Ilgenfritz Ensemble
Steve Swell (trombone) Stephen Rush (piano, electronics) James I.E. Ilgenfritz III (bass) Aaron Siegel (drums)
Four improvisers and composers convene to pursue inquiry into extended improvisational forms with an emphasis on the sonorous intersection of texture and harmony.
3/15 Sunday (MB)
Daniel Kelly (piano)
Iva Bittova Solo
Iva Bittova (vocals, violin)
Demetrius Spaneas (flute, clarinet, sax) Elaine Kwon (piano) Jacqueline Familant (soprano) Tabor Wind Quintet, Ebony String Quartet, William Susman (piano, percussion)
Concert of William Susman’s music for small ensembles including the Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Short “Native New Yorker” performed live to picture with string quartet, winds and percussion.
Andreas Willers (guitar) Frank Paul Schubert (sax) Rudi Fischerlehner (drums)
Ela Orleans and Kevin Shea
Ela Orleans (sampler, guitar, violin, vocals, keyboard) Kevin Shea (drums)
Melodic sound collages haunted by all the best musical ghosts from John Barry to Pierre Boulez.
Rory Dolan (drums) Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar) Luke Bemand (bass)
Lespecial mixes tight composition with raw improvisation in their blend of dirty groove stomps and twisted glitch funk hop. http://www.myspace.com/lespecial
3/19 Thursday (JC)
Derek Bermel and Wiek Hijmans
Derek Bermel (clarinet) Wiek Hijmans (guitar)
Michelle Makarski Solo
Michelle Makarski (violin)
3/20 Friday (MB)
Dan Blake (soprano, tenor saxophones) Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone) Yoni Niv (laptop) Sergei Tcherepnin (analog electronics)
Saxophonist and composer Dan Blake will premier a composition for electro-acoustic ensemble. This group has collaborated for over two years, crafting a sonic identity that blurs the boundaries between individual players, towards a novel sound world that is best defined by the sum of its parts.
Martin Philadelphy’s Paint
3/21 Saturday (BS)
Marilyn Crispell Solo
Marilyn Crispell (piano)
Marilyn Crispell (piano) Michelle Makarski (violin) Lukas Ligeti (drums)
3/22 Sunday (MB)
Eyal Maoz (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Lukas Ligeti (drums)
Hypercolor with surprise guests
Eyal Maoz (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Lukas Ligeti (drums) and special surprise guests
3/24 Tuesday (JM)
Gary Lucas (guitar)
The man The New Yorker calls “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” plays both solo tonight and with his new project Church of the Blood, an instrumental power trio twisting elements of jazz, rock, blues, and electronic psychedelia into startling new shapes and colours.
Church of the Blood
Gary Lucas (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Lukas Ligeti (drums)
Hans Lüdemann “Between the Keys (The Virtual Piano)”
Hans Lüdemann (piano, electronics)
German Jazz pianist, composer and improviser Hans Lüdemann expands the piano into a microtonal and multitimbral instrument on adventurous musical journeys–drawing different perspectives from the layers of African polyrhythm.
Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics) Okkyung Lee (cello) Wu Fei (gu zheng) Shoko Nagai (piano)
Musicians from different influences of traditional, electronic and improvisation come together to form and reform sounds, emotions and acts of instantaneous collaboration.
3/26 Thursday (MB)
Michael Manring Solo
Michael Manring (electric bass)
Hailed by many as the world’s leading solo bassist, Michael Manring’s music employs unorthodox techniques and concepts on instruments of his own design. Has appeared on hundreds of recordings and performs all over the world both as a soloist and in ensembles from many different genres.
Lukas Ligeti’s Kaleidoscope Point
Dan Blake (saxophone) Wende K. Blass (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Lorna Krier (synthesizer) Lukas Ligeti (electronics, percussion)
3/27 Friday (MB)
Ionel Petroi (piano)
Petroi, a highly original composer from Belgrade via Paris and a recent NYC transplant, performs his solo piano composition, “To Love And To Be Loved”, composed in 2005/06.
3/28 Saturday (MB)
Matthew Welch’s Blarvuster
David Rothenberg (clarinet, whale and bird sounds) Lindsey Horner (bass)
David Rothenberg, author of “Why Birds Sing, Thousand Mile Song”, improvises with the sounds of birds and whales, tonight joined with bassist Lindsey Horner… The animals have left the building, but we’ll have them via machines.
3/29 Sunday (MB)
Music of Pascal Plantinga
Pascal Plantinga (vocals, bass) Pyrolator (electronics) David Campbell (drums)
Pascal Plantinga stretches the boundaries of modern songwriting. Stylish soundscape grooves in slick-fuzzy arrangements.
Risser – Wright Duo
Eve Risser (piano) Jack Wright (saxophones)
Jack Wright, a thirty year veteran of free improvisation on the saxophone, had the chance to meet and play with French pianist Eve Risser in Paris in September. Eve begins her US tour with their duo concert March 29, which will continue their dialogue
Eyal Maoz’ Edom
Eyal Maoz (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Yuval Lion (drums)
Experimental Jewish rock ensemble.
Ken Thomson (saxophones) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Lukas Ligeti (drums)