The Stone in August

Ellery Eskelin

From NY’s Stone:

8/1 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
Compositions #2: Gerry Hemingway and Beth Warshafsky
Gerry Hemingway (drums, sampler) Beth Warshafsky (interactive visual projection)
Solo Works and Interactive Collaborations with visual artist Beth Warshafsky and composer Sarah Weaver.
10 pm
Compositions #2: Gerry Hemingway Quartet
Herb Robertson (trumpet) Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax) Mark Helias (acoustic and electric basses) Gerry Hemingway (drums)
Solo Works and Interactive Collaborations with visual artist Beth Warshafsky and composer Sarah Weaver.

8/2 Sunday (RKHM)
3 pm
Marc Ribot (guitar) Trevor Dunn (bass) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
8 pm
Relationships of Time
Trio NY: Ellery Eskelin (tenor sax) Gary Versace (organ) Gerry Hemingway (drums)
10 pm
Relationships of Time
BassDrumBone: Mark Helias (bass) Gerry Hemingway (drums) Ray Anderson (trombone)

8/3 Monday (KR)
8 pm
ONE SPECIAL SET OF Dave Lombardo’s Philm
Dave Lombardo (drums) Gerry Nestler (guitar, piano, vocals) Pancho Tomaselli (bass)

8/4 Tuesday (BS)
8 and 10 pm
Duos and Trios with Jason Moran and Alicia Hall Moran
Bill Frisell (guitar) Jason Moran (piano) Alicia Hall Moran (voice)

8/5 Wednesday (DDT)
8 pm
Duo with Andrew Cyrille
Bill Frisell (guitar) Andrew Cyrille (drums)

10 pm
Duo with Chris Cheek
Bill Frisell (guitar) Chris Cheek (sax)

8/6 Thursday (KR)
8 pm
Duo with John Zorn
Bill Frisell (guitar) John Zorn (sax)

10 pm
Duo with Mary Halvorson
Bill Frisell, Mary Halvorson (guitars)

8/7 Friday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
“Die on Me”—Burroughs, Corso and Ginsberg.
Hal Willner (voice, samples) Kenny Wollesen (percussion, Wollesonics) Bill Frisell (guitar)
Spoken Word and Music.

8/8 Saturday (HM)
8 and 10 pm
Duets and Trios with Kenny Wollesen and Tony Scherr
Bill Frisell (guitar) Kenny Wollesen (drums, vibes) Tony Scherr (bass)

8/9 Sunday (AVEP)
3 pm
Jamie Saft (piano) Brad Jones (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
8 and 10 pm
Duo with Julian Lage
Bill Frisell, Julian Lage (guitars)

8/10 Monday (DDT)
8 pm
Bruce Ackley at The Stone
Mike Lockwood (drums) Bruce Ackley (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Jen Baker (trombone)

8/11 Tuesday (EP)
8 pm
Claire Chase, Joshua Rubin and Kivie Cahn-Lipman
Claire Chase (flute) Joshua Rubin (clarinet, bass clarinet) Kivie Cahn-Lipman (cello, viola da gamba)
Celebrating the release of “The Soul is The Arena” on Denovali Records. Admission price includes a copy of the CD edition (limited to 50 copies for the evening). The Soul is The Arena (2010, for bass clarinet and electronics) / The Flesh Needs Fire (2007, for flute, clarinet, and electronics) / Luciform (2011, for flute and electronics) / New Work (2015, for viola da gamba) / The Soul is The Arena (2010, arranged for cello and electronics by Kivie Cahn-Lipman). TWENTY DOLLARS
10 pm
Mario Diaz de Leon — Early Electronic Works + Vesper Sol
Mario Diaz de Leon (sound projection)
Demonic possession, apocalyptic visions, serialized death metal sound collage — these unreleased early works from 1999-2001 laid a foundation for what would come later, and include some of my most extreme music. Projected through a 6-channel speaker system, the evening will conclude with the rarely heard “Vesper Sol,” a multichannel work commissioned by Issue Project Room and the Greenwall Foundation in 2009.

8/12 Wednesday (RJP)
8 pm
Mario Diaz de Leon and MV Carbon
Mario Diaz de Leon (guitar) MV Carbon (cello, electronics, vocals)
10 pm
Zeljko McMullen, Justin Craun (electronics) Nicholas Emmet, Mario Diaz de Leon (guitars)
Serene meditations in the middle of an air raid.

8/13 Thursday (EP)
8 pm
Jay King and Mario Diaz de Leon — Video Retrospective I
Mario Diaz de Leon, Andrew Hock (guitars)
From 1999–2007, Jay King and Mario Diaz de Leon focused on audiovisual collaboration, creating a body of work that includes video, installation, game environments, graphic music scores, and multimedia performance. Their work was shown at galleries and museums including PS1/MoMA (Greater New York 2005), Museo Reina Sofia (Madrid), James Cohan Gallery (NYC), and music conservatories around the US. This screening presents a first ever retrospective of their video works, which explore boundaries between filmic narrative, music video, and stroboscopic abstraction.
10 pm
Jay King and Mario Diaz de Leon – Video Retrospective II
Pauline Kim Harris, Conrad Harris (violins)
Program includes the premiere performance of the graphic score “Open Grid” (2007) for two violins and electronics, plus other works.

8/14 Friday (SC)
8 pm
Oneirogen plays Hypnos
Mario Diaz de Leon (guitar, synth, electronics, vocals)
The Oneirogen debut was released in 2012 on the Shinkoyo and Denovali labels, and received widespread acclaim from fans of experimental and heavy music for its cinematic blend of ethereal synths, brutal distortion, and noise influences. Tonight’s set will feature the first live performances of the songs “Oneirogen,” “Cinerum,” and “Faithless.”
10 pm
Oneirogen plays Kiasma
Mario Diaz de Leon (guitar, synth, electronics, vocals)
Released in 2013 on Denovali, “Kiasma” intensified the metal elements present on the debut to create an intense merging of dark electronic music and doom/black metal influences. Featuring the first live performances of the concluding tracks “Gauze” and “Mortisomnia. ”

8/15 Saturday (BAL)
8 pm
Mivos Quartet and Stephen Gosling
Olivia De Prato, Joshua Modney (violins) Victor Lowrie (viola) Mariel Roberts (cello) Stephen Gosling (piano)
Moonblood (2005, for string quartet) / Psalterion (2007, for string quartet) / Cosmogony (2015, for piano and electronics — world premiere).
10 pm
Mario Diaz de Leon – Compositions for Guitars
Toby Driver, Charlie Looker (guitars)

8/16 Sunday (ISRK)
3 pm
Uri Caine (piano) Mark Helias (bass) Clarence Penn (drums)
8 pm
Mario Diaz de Leon and Nick Podgurski
Mario Diaz de Leon (synth, guitar) Nick Podgurski (drums)
10 pm
Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Toby Driver (bass) Mario Diaz de Leon (guitar)

8/18 Tuesday (KR)
8 pm
Mick Barr (guitar) Chuck Bettis (throat, electronics) Colin Marston (bass)
Utter purveyors of primal vent. This show will probably be released.
10 pm
Mick Barr (guitar) Nondor Nevai (drums, vocals)
Spontaneously composed superhuman splatterkraft.

8/19 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Mick Barr (guitar) Tim Dahl (bass) Kevin Shea (drums)
Brutal space-less shred trance.
10 pm
Mick Barr (guitar) Brooks Headley (drums)
Old Voivod and new Darkthrone. Pre-written music.

8/20 Thursday (MJC)
8 pm
Marc Edwards/Mick Barr duo
Marc Edwards (drums) Mick Barr (guitar)
Blistering guitar and drums improv with superman Marc Edwards from Dark To Themselves.
10 pm
Ixot Expanse
Mick Barr, Brian Degraw, Tim Dewit, Franke Vogl
Old school DC gogo jam. Featuring Franke Vogl of Meta-matics, Et At It. Tim Dewit aka Dutchegerm of Gang Gang Dance and The Crainium. Brian Degraw aka bEEdEEgEE of GGD and The Crainium. Dozens of years behind and ahead.

8/21 Friday (BAL)
8 pm
Mick Barr (guitar) Johnny Deblase (bass) Chuck Bettis (throat, electronics) Mike Pride (drums)
Second official performance. Born of dripping ancience. Murky dungeon thunder.
10 pm
Mick Barr (guitar, vocals) Colin Marston (guitar) Nicholas McMaster (bass, vocals) Lev Weinstein (drums)

8/22 Saturday (ICS)
8 pm
Hathenter: Supermeld (4 guitar meld)
Mick Barr, Colin Marston, Brandon Seabrook, Eliane Gazzard (guitars)
Blue seratonin extra sensory 4 guitar meld worship performance. By way of the ouija.
10 pm
Mick Barr (guitar) Colin Marston (guitar) Weasel Walter (drums) Paulo Henri Paguntalan (vocals)
Technical improv brutal death metal.

8/23 Sunday (ISAV)
3 pm
Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Kenny Grohowski (drums) Brian Marsella (keyboards)
8 pm
Mick Barr (strings) Lev Weinstein (drums, logdrum)
Improvised thrash and psychic suppression. Members of SNL.
10 pm
Mick Barr (guitar)
Solo guitar set. Slow, fast, quiet, loud, all kinds of music. New stuff too.

8/25 Tuesday (BS)
8 and 10 pm
Maudlin of the Well
Toby Driver (guitar, vocals) Greg Massi, Josh Seipp (guitars) Sam Gutterman (drums) Terran Olson (woodwinds, keys) Jason Byron (vocals, keys) Special Guests Ron Varod (bass) Mia Matsumiya (violin)
The band that started it all! mOTW’s first performances in 14 years. Two different sets, TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS each

8/26 Wednesday (MJC)
8 pm
Kayo Dot plays Choirs of the Eye
Toby Driver (guitar, bass, vocals) Greg Massi, Ron Varod (guitars) Sam Gutterman (guitar, bass) Keith Abrams (drums) Mia Matsumiya (violin) Tim Byrnes (brass, keys) Terran Olson (woodwinds, keys)
Kayo Dot performs their first and most popular album in its entirety with the original members. TWENTY DOLLARS
10 pm
Ichneumonidae, and Kayo Dot plays Stained Glass
Toby Driver (guitar, bass, vocals) Timba Harris (violin) Russell Greenberg (percussion) Terran Olson (rhodes, synth) Keith Abrams (drums) Tim Byrnes (synth) Ron Varod (guitar) Mia Matsumiya (violin)
Ethereal electroacoustic works featuring pitched percussion.

8/27 Thursday (NY)
8 pm
Tartar Lamb: Sixty Metonymies
Toby Driver (guitar) Mia Matsumiya (violin) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) Tim Byrnes (trumpet) David Bodie (percussion)
Driver’s first realized electroacoustic/classical piece which debuted at The Stone in 2005.
10 pm
Timba Harris (violin) Gyan Riley (guitar) Toby Driver (synths and drum machine)
In which we coin the term “dolo-industrial.” Anthropogenic perdition.

8/28 Friday (SK)
8 pm
Toby Driver, Greg Massi, and Nick Hudson
Toby Driver (guitar, voice) Greg Massi (guitar) Nick Hudson (piano, voice)
A special collaboration between these motW OGs, and the brilliant British songwriter and composer from Academy of Sun. New and old works by all three musicians, with some surprises, taken from the solo, Asva, Baliset, and Academy of Sun songbooks.
10 pm
Toby Driver: Ballads
Toby Driver (piano, guitar, voice) with special guests.
For the haters. No candles allowed, but you can set one in the sconce of your heart.

8/29 Saturday (SC)
8 pm
Chuck Stern (vocals, composition) Toby Driver (guitar, vocals) Keith Abrams (drums) Tim Byrnes (synth)
Sinewy, through-composed pop-as-distress-signal.
10 pm
Kayo Dot plays Coyote
Toby Driver (bass, vocals) Mia Matsumiya (violin) Terran Olson (keys) Keith Abrams (drums) David Bodie (percussion) Dan Means (alto sax) Tim Byrnes (trumpet) Ron Varod (synth)
Kayo Dot’s 2010 album, a personal favorite of the composer, in full. TWENTY DOLLARS

8/30 Sunday (JASV)
3 pm
Will Greene (guitar) Simon Hanes (bass) Aaron Edgcomb (drums)
8 pm
The Tanks
Ches Smith (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Toby Driver (bass)
10 pm
Kayo Dot plays current material
Toby Driver (bass, synths, voice) Ron Varod (guitar) Keith Abrams (drums) Daniel Means (sax, synths)
Coffins on Io, Hubardo, and who knows what else. Probably our FINAL SHOW EVER as a local NYC band.