FUJIKEN for solo computer & electronics along with a set of free improv by a pioneer of electronic, computer-based music
“powerful stimulant with lingering euphoric effects” –The New York Times
“One of American experimental music’s most eloquent advocates” –Time Out New York
Electronic minimalist pioneer Carl Stone presents several sections from his full-length piece, FUJIKEN, and shares the stage with guests guitarist Elliott Sharp and accordionist Shoko Nagai in exploratory improvisations. FUJIKEN, is based largely in part from a series of field recordings Stone made in Japan, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in 2011 and 2012. A work for solo computer and electronics, FUJIKEN fully captures the artist’s fertile imagination: combining a richly dense ambient foundations of found-sounds with layers of electronic manipulation. In the second act, Stone, Sharp, and Nagai explore the dynamic interplay of chaos and harmony/ambience and drone that emerges from free, collective improvisation.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, who first employed computers in live performance in 1986, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Born in Los Angeles, Stone now divides his time between California and Japan. He studied composition at the Cal Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney, and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition, and touring, Stone is on the faculty of the Information Media Technology Department, School of Information Science and Technology at Chukyo University in Japan. sukothai.com
Live computer music pioneer, Carl Stone, hailed by the Village Voice to be the “King of Sampling” teams up with New York based composer, photographer, and musician Aki Onda for an evening of experimental sampling.
“One of American experimental music’s most eloquent advocates” — Steve Smith, Time Out New York
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between San Francisco and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Media Department at Chukyo University in Japan.
Aki Onda is an electronic musician, composer, and photographer. Onda was born in Japan and currently resides in New York. He is particularly known for his Cassette Memories project – works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by Onda over a span of two decades. Onda’s musical instrument of choice is the cassette Walkman. Not only does he capture field recordings with the Walkman, he also physically manipulates multiple Walkmans with electronics in his performances. In another of his projects, Cinemage, Onda produces slide projections of still photo images set to live guitar improvisation. Onda has collaborated with artists such as Michael Snow, Ken Jacobs, Alan Licht, Loren Connors, Oren Ambarchi, Noel Akchoté, Jac Berrocal, Linda Sharrock, and Shelley Hirsch.
Sampling Neurosis: new solo works for Powerbook. Sound safe? It ain't! Stone is a world traveling sound collector and he's got it all squeezed into that little box and ready to launch on you. A master of the triple inverted dumpling squish groove and massage parlor, he's coming from L.A. to commit shlockacide on Barbie and other unfortunate victims.
"Hamhung, featuring some New York firsts and a sneak peak of a new work to be premiered in Tokyo in late May. Carl Stone builds his electronic music form natural sounds, acoustic instruments, and familiar musical pieces. The result can be described as the aural equivalent of an Escher etching. Hes past musical associations range form Morton Subotnick to Stelarc. His music has appeared with film and dance, in broadcast and performance from Asia to Australia. Recordings of his music appear on CBS, EMI, and EMA Discs"