Carl Stone Interview

Source: The Wire.

Electronic composer Carl Stone is preparing for a series of performances at Big Ears in Knoxville, Tennessee, following the release of Baroo, his first album of new compositions since 2007, by Unseen Worlds on 1 March. The label previously released compilations of Stone’s work from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

Big Ears runs from 21–29 March, and Stone will be performing a solo set of new compositions, a more formal presentation of his Fujiken project, based on field recordings and tapes bought in markets across Southeast Asia, and he will also be taking part in Big Ears’ 12-hour drone marathon.

A longstanding radio host, Stone is working with Dublab to release the archive of his Imaginary Landscape programmes from the 1980s and 1990s, combining interviews and works by composers including Morton Subotnick, Toru Takemitsu, Steve Reich, David Berman, Frank Zappa, Terry Riley, Chen Yi and more for the Los Angeles station KPFK.