The Stone Calendar for August

Excerpts of shows coming to the Stone:

8/1 Sunday (KR)
8 and 10 pm
The Improvisor Festival
Chris Cochrane, David First (guitars) Andrea Parkins (accordion) Reuben Radding (bass) Sean Meehan (percussion) Jack Wright, Blaise Siwula (saxes) LaDonna Smith (violin, viola) Judy Dunaway (tba) Matt Ostrowski (electronics)
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Improvisor with Amica Bunker at the Stone!

8/7 Saturday (JM)
8 pm
Annie Gosfield: From the Chamber to the Factory—String Quartet Premiere and EWA7
The Jasper String Quartet: J Freivogel, Sae Niwa (violins) Sam Quintal (viola) Rachel Henderson Freivogel (cello) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboards) Roger Kleier (guitar) Ches Smith (drums)
The Jasper String Quartet will perform the NYC premiere of a new string quartet inspired by the radio transmissions of resistance groups in WWII, followed by Gosfield’s trio performing “EWA7”, a concert-length piece inspired by factory sounds that was composed and premiered in the industrial environments of Nuremberg, Germany.

7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
The charismatic catalyst of the collective Vision into Art presents a workshop/Q&A about multidisciplinary music and theatre.

8/10 Tuesday (MJ)
8 pm
TILT SIXtet—Chris Mcintyre
Russ Johnson, Nate Wooley (trumpets) Chris McIntyre, Curtis Hasselbring (trombones) Joe Exley, John Altieri (tubas)

10 pm
Les Nuages en France
Marco Cappelli (guitar) Shazad Ismaily (bass) JT Lewis (drums)
This brand new project was born around the music that Marco Cappelli wrote inspired by the characters of the Fred Vargas’ mystery books. For the ones who know the French writer Fred Vargas, it will be easy to recognize the profile of Adamsberg, Danglard, Retancourt…. Usually played in a kind of chamber music acoustic sound enviroment, this music is tonight premiered in its electric version.

8/11 Wednesday (JC)
10 pm
Elliott Sharp
Elliott Sharp (guitar)
Elliott Sharp performs Octal: Book Two. Just released on Cleanfeed Records, this is solo music for 8-string electroacoustic guitarbass.

8/12 Thursday
8 pm
Margaret Leng Tan—New Music for Piano V
Margaret Leng Tan (toy piano, toy instruments, piano, voice)
Celebrating her Mode Records CD/DVD release of “SHE HERSELF ALONE: The Art of the Toy Piano 2”.

10 pm
Margaret Leng Tan—New Music for Piano VI
Margaret Leng Tan (piano, voice)
“FOUR WALLS” by John Cage, on the 18th anniversary of his passing. Leng Tan resurrected this hour-long exploration of the disturbed mind in 1985. A rare opportunity to hear Cage’s uncanny 1944 antecedent to Minimalism.

8/13 Friday (JB)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn (sax) Annie Gosfield (keyboards) Roger Kleier (guitar) Ikue Mori (laptop) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) and many special guests

8/14 Saturday (RK)
10 pm
Roger Kleier’s El Pocho Loco
Roger Kleier (guitar) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboard) Trevor Dunn (bass) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)
Roger Kleier returns to the Stone with his quartet, with an emphasis on noisy instrumentals, improvisation, and electronic sound manipulations. Oye huey! Es muy loud guitar, OK?

8/15 Sunday (MJ)
8 pm
Cornelius Dufallo – Journaling (part two)
Neil Dufallo (violin)
Composer and violinist Cornelius Dufallo of Ethel and Ne(x)tworks continues his new series of concerts in which he documents his own work with extraordinary living composers while tracking various paths in twenty-first century music. Part two features new music for violin by Vijay Iyer, Kenji Bunch, Joan Jeanrenaud, Paola Prestini, and Daniel Felsenfeld.

10 pm
Giuseppi Logan Quintet

7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All
A survey of extended piano techniques, from “The 3 Cs” (Cage, Cowell, Crumb) to the present generation of composers many of whom have written for Margaret Leng Tan.

8/17 Tuesday (YT)
8 pm
Tom Hamilton, id m theft able, Al Margolis (aka If, Bwana)
Tom Hamilton (electronicatrons) id m theft able (emphatic voice, unknown electracousmatics) Al Margolis (electrically powered devices)
Tom and Al met up with said-vocatronicist in Maine last year, and the rest was/is/will be the future cult of nowdom. Be there, no kidding.

10 pm
Gleam-Glass-Gliss—Miguel Frasconi and Denman Moroney
Miguel Frasconi (glass harp, glass objects) Denman Maroney (hyperpiano)
Frasconi/Maroney celebrate the release of their Porter Records duet CD “Gleam”. Listen to a preview here:

8/18 Wednesday (YT)
8 pm
Three NY Women
Stephanie Stone (piano) Yuko Otomo, Eve Packer (poetry)

10 pm
Steve Dalachinsky, Matt Shipp
Steve Dalachinsky (poetry) Matt Shipp (piano)

8/20 Friday (MJ)
8 pm
Annie Gosfield, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ha-Yang Kim
Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboards) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Ha-Yang Kim (cello)
This new improvising trio features three musicians who have developed their own unique vocabulary on their respective instruments. Altered samples of piano and cello mirror, merge, and collide with their real-life counterparts in a shifting landscape of sonic illusions, musical realities, and old fashioned noise.

10 pm
Trevor Dunn, Travis Laplante, Randy Peterson
Trevor Dunn (bass) Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Randy Peterson (drums)

8/21 Saturday
8 pm
There Are No More Four Seasons—George Kentros, Mattias Petersson
George Kentros (violin) Mattias Petersson (electronics)
Sometimes gorgeous, sometimes cacophonous, this dramatic recomposition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for violin and electronics, performed by two of the brightest lights of the Swedish new music scene, moves the work into our own times, with all that it entails of airline travel, central heating, and environmental damage. The biggest Swedish daily paper, Dagens Nyheter, just named their spectacular debut one of their top ten classical CDs of the past decade.

8/22 Sunday (KR)
8 pm
Miya Masaoka, Mary Halvorson, Okkyung Lee
Miya Masaoka (koto, electronics) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello)

ROGER KLEIER, ROBERT BLACK AND HA-YANG KIM—Extended techniques for strings
7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All, String players should bring their instruments.
A seminar on extended techniques for strings with Roger Kleier (electric guitar) Robert Black (bass) Ha-Yang Kim (cello).

8/24 Tuesday
8 pm
Ne(x)tworks Composers Series
Joan La Barbara (voice) Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) Stephen Gosling (piano) Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics) Miguel Frasconi (glass, electronics) Christopher McIntyre (trombone, synthesizer)
The creative music group Ne(x)tworks continues their ongoing series of new music by member composers. This evening’s program includes works by Joan La Barbara, and Shelley Burgon, as well as a collaborative piece by the Ne(x)tworks Trio (Cornelius Dufallo, Joan La Barbara, and Miguel Frasconi).

8/27 Friday
8 pm
Annie Gosfield chamber works – Ne(x)tworks String Quartet, Keith Kirchoff, Cornelius Dufallo and Annie Gosfield
Cornelius Dufallo, Christopher Otto (violins) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamral (cello) Keith Kirchoff (piano, electronics) Annie Gosfield (sampler, piano)
A concert of Gosfield’s chamber music that marries the purely acoustic to the noisily electronic in a sometimes unholy union. Neil Dufallo performs “Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites” for violin and satellite sounds, Keith Kirchoff performs “Lightning Slingers and Dead Ringers” for piano and sampler, and Ne(x)tworks String Quartet performs “Lightheaded and Heavyhearted”.

10 pm
Ne(x)tworks String Quartet
Cornelius Dufallo, Christopher Otto (violins) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamral (cello)

8/28 Saturday
8 pm
Hahn Rowe, Roger Kleier, Annie Gosfield
Hahn Rowe (guitar, violin) Roger Kleier (guitar) Annie Gosfield (sampling keyboards)

10 pm
The Ne(x)tworks String Trio
Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello)
Ne(x)tworks members perform works by Matthias Pintscher, Cornelius Dufallo, and Miguel Frasconi.

8/29 Sunday (CB)
8 pm
Ikue Mori
Ikue Mori (electronics)

10 pm
Okkyung Lee
Okkyung Lee (cello)

7PM to 9PM—TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to All, guitarists may bring their instruments.
The great guitarist/composer conducts a rare workshop and answers any and all questions.

8/31 Tuesday
8 pm
Kevin Norton – Breakfast of Champignon(s)
Esther Noh (violin) Angelica Sanchez (piano, toy piano) JD Parran (reeds, flutes) Kevin Norton (vibraphone, drums)
Breakfast of Champignon(s) is an ensemble that explores the borderlands of contemporary chamber music, modern jazz and free improvisation. All the members of the ensemble can claim roots in these various sub-genres of music, while also claiming to be unique, impressive and sincere contributors on their respective instruments. Formed in 2007, Breakfast of Champignons is named in honor of two events: The passing of novelist Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) and the 40th anniversary of “The Summer of Love”