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September 2007 at the Stone 
curated by Theo Bleckman

9/1 Saturday (BLG)
8 pm
Ellery Eskelin Group
Ellery Eskelin (tenor saxophone) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Gerry Hemingway (drums)

10 pm
Ellery Eskelin
Ellery Eskelin (tenor saxophone) Erik Deutsch (keyboards) Trevor Dunn (electric bass) Jim Black (drums)

9/2 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Judith Berkson
Judith Berkson (voice, piano)
A solo set featuring original compositions, standards and lieder by Schumann and Schoenberg

10 pm
Matt Moran and Joe Karten
Matt Moran (vibraphone) Joe Karten (trumpet)
Together as a duo for over a decade, Matt and Joe speak a musical language that is lyrical, unpredictable and surprisingly beautiful

9/4 Tuesday (OL)
8 pm
Ragnheiður Gröndal
Ragnheiður Gröndal (voice)
A rare NY appearance by this Icelandic singer who has worked with Ske, Haukur Gröndal and for Jón Ólafsson.

10 pm
Mark Feldman and Matt Maneri
Mark Feldman, Matt Maneri (violin)
Violinist Mark Feldman best know for his work with John Zorn , John Abercrombie and Sylvie Courvoisier will play in Duo with ECM Recording Artist Violist Matt Manieri for a Set of spontaneous improvations

9/5 Wednesday (OL)
8 pm
Jim Black
Jim Black (drums)

10 pm
Brad Lubman Ensemble
Brad Lubman with Lauren Radnofsky (cello) Caleb Burhans (countertenor) Martha Cluver (soprano) Ken Thomson (bass clarinet) Philippa Thompson (musical saw)
A set of new pieces for ensemble and ambient electronic tracks by Brad Lubman.

9/6 Thursday (SK)
8 pm
Rob Schwimmer
Rob Schwimmer (piano, theremin)
This rare solo performance will include selections from his acclaimed CD "Beyond The Sky"

10 pm
Matt Moran
Matt Moran (vibraphone) TBA
Matt Moran and a secret group of musicians. Melody and rhythm veiled in mystery. Expect the ringing of metal.

9/7 Friday (OL)
8 pm
Mark Dresser
Mark Dresser (bass)
The bassist will give a solo performance of new works.

10 pm
Trio M
Myra Melford (piano) Matt Wilson (drums) Mark Dresser (bass)
New music from this exciting collective ensemble.

9/8 Saturday (MW)
8 pm
Todd Reynolds and Friends
Todd Reynolds (violin, electronics)
All new material with special guests from countries far away.

10 pm
The Claudia Quintet
John Hollenbeck (drums, composition) Drew Gress (acoustic bass) Matt Moran (vibraphone, percussion) Chris Speed (clarinet, tenor saxophone) Ted Reichman (accordion)
Celebrating and performing music from "For", our new CD. Plus some new things, maybe, if you are nice.

9/9 Sunday (JB)
8 pm
So Percussion plus guests
Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, Lawson White (percussion)
We have re-discovered and re-connected with the music of John Cage. The night promises fresh explorations of his older work as well as new, original music inspired by the sounds he discovered.

10 pm
Bad Stravinsky
Oscar Noriega (clarinets, alto sax) Tanya Kalmanovich (viola, violin) Fabrizio Mazzetta (cello) Ted Reichman (accordion, piano)
Chamber improv rearrangements of music from 1960's Godard Films.

9/11 Tuesday (JB)
8 pm
Ted Poor's Third Wheel
Ben Monder (guitar) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Ted Poor (drums)

10 pm
Chris Speed and Kris Davis
Chris Speed (clarinet, sax) Kris Davies (piano)

9/12 Wednesday (OL)
8 pm
Ellen Fisher—Film, Puppets and Poses
Ellen Fisher (performance)
Ellen Fisher will share some of her old and new work with you. Mix it up with Ellen Fisher performing in an intimate setting of THE STONE. Projections and images of a "visual sound experience". Music will include original compositions of Frank Maya, Racheal Loshack, Meredith Monk and others.

10 pm
Izzi Ramkissoon with special guest Crackcodez
Izzi Ramkissoon (electric bass, programming, sequencer, keyboards, triggers) Kushiah Hooper (buckets, pans, percussion) David Keberle (bass clarinet) Greg Pesochin (turntables)
Izzi Ramkissoon is a composer/arranger/producer/engineer/musician. A veteran of the NYC scene for over 10 years, Izzi is preparing to make his solo debut with his electronic compositions.

9/13 Thursday (OL)
8 pm
Phil Kline
Phil Kline (boomboxes) Theo Bleckmann (voice)
"Globe" An experimental film by James Nares with live music by Phil Kline, performed by Kline with Theo Bleckmann (voicals) and friends.

10 pm
Raz Mesinai's "Sleepwalker" and "Delay of Decay"
Raz Mesinai (prepared piano, electronics) Shahzad Ismaily (electric bass) Jennifer Choi (violin)
Raz Mesinai presents three new trance inducing pieces works for solo piano, violin, electric bass, and electronics.

9/14 Friday (JC)
8 pm
Kate McGarry Trio
Kate McGarry (voice) Keith Ganz (guitar) Clarence Penn (drums)
We'll be playing tunes from the new release The Target as well as whatever else we damn well please.

10 pm
Jay Clayton Project
Jay Clayton (solo voice with electronics)
"singing and saying the poets"

9/15 Saturday (JB)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—A Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) Ikue Mori (electronics) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Theo Bleckman (voice) and many special guests
Only through your continued support can The Stone survive—come out, enjoy the music and be generous. TWENTY DOLLARS.

9/16 Sunday (MW)
8 pm
Guy Klucevsek
Guy Klucevsek (composer, accordion) Steve Elson (clarinet) Theo Bleckmann (voice) Nurit Tilles (piano)
Solos, duos, trios and quartets with guests.

10 pm
The Music of Meredith Monk: Facing North and Tablet
Emily Eagen, Silvie Jensen, Holly Nadal (voices)
Theo Bleckmann and Katie Geissinger, of Meredith Monk’s vocal ensemble, will be singing a capella dutes from Facing North. Emily Eagan, Silvie Jensen, and Holly Nadal (voices) perform Meredith Monk's TABLET (1976), for 3 voices, recorders, and piano. First time performed in more than 20 years!

9/18 Tuesday (CB)
8 pm
4Five6—Eight Decades of Experimental Films & Music
Rob Henke (brass) Alan Brady, Jody Espina, Bohdan Hilash (reeds) Rolf Sturm (guitars) Jim Whitney (bass)
4Five6 performs a wide-ranging program of music with experimental films, video, and animation from 1920 to the present. Images from René Clair to Jan Svankmeyer and music from tone-row manipulation to soundpainting with everything in between..

10 pm
Mike Lowenstern
Mike Lowenstern (reeds)
New music from composer/performer Mike Lowenstern. Featuring music from Lowenstern's fourth CD, "Fade," with a pretty heavy dose of nostalgia, jazz, funk and electronics.

9/19 Wednesday (JB)
8 pm
Shane Endsley
Shane Endsley (trumpet) Pete Rende (piano, keyboards) Matt Renzi (tenor sax, clarinet) Ted Poor (drums) Matt Pavolka (bass)
Shane Endsley presents gritty, energetic, music as a platform for the unique voices featured in this new lineup

10 pm
Ellen Christi, Gary Hassay and Toshi Makihara
Ellen Christi (vocals) Gary Hassay (saxophone, vocals) Toshi Makihara (percussion)
In the past, the Hassay and Makihara duo have chartered jarring musical frequencies exploring butoh inspired dance projects to Brotzmann. With the addition of Christi's mystical vocals, the evening promises to be a musical passage rendering an intimate dance of free jazz improvisation with a homage to the old school jazz idiom?

9/20 Thursday (GG)
8 pm
Kermit Driscoll
Kermit Driscoll (bass) Terrence McManus (guitar) Gerry Hemingway (drums)
Feet rooted in the earth, hearts open, heads in the clouds.

10 pm
David Devoe
David Devoe (voice)

9/21 Friday (GG)
8 pm
Peter Herbert Solo
Peter Herbert (bass)

10 pm
David Cossin
David Cossin (percussion) Mark Stewart (guitar) Daniel Kelly (piano)

9/22 Saturday (SBTD)
8 pm
Ned Rothenberg and Sylvie Courvoisier
Ned Rothenberg (sax, bass clarinet) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)

10 pm
Shelley Hirsch
Shelley Hirsch (voice, performance) Shahzad Ismaily (various instruments)
In her 1st NYC performance since late last March (!), Shelley will be improvising with mult instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily.

9/23 Sunday (JB)
8 pm
Kirk Nurock and Tony Moreno
Kirk Nurock (piano)
In a turmoil of tête-a-tête, pianist Kirk Nurock and drummer Tony Moreno will delve rhythmic overlays and textural shadowing.  If the audience behaves, they may be invited to join in “crowd sonics.”  

10 pm
Russ Johnson Quartet
Russ Johnson (trumpet) Mick Rossi (fender rhodes) Eivind Opsvik (bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
The premier performance of Russ' new compositions with a collection of downtown's finest improvisers.

9/25 Tuesday (JB)
8 pm
Taylor Levine (guitar) Josh Lopes (guitar) James Moore (guitar) Simon Kafka (guitar)
Original, arranged and commissioned works for electric guitars with help from a bunch of amps, cables and pedals!

10 pm
Jaap Blonk
Jaap Blonk (voice, electronics)
Jaap Blonk presents a solo performance for voice and live electronics featuring new pieces and improvisations. He will concentrate on extremes of timbre and texture: harsh to mellow, very sparse to really dense. Part of the function of the electronics is being an unpredictable duo partner for the voice

9/26 Wednesday (JC)
8 pm
Anna Dagmar Group
Anna Dagmar (piano, nord, voice) Shane Endsley (trumpet) Allison Miller (percussion) Martha Colby (cello, loops)
Traditional song writing greets experimental jazz

10 pm
Abigail Fischer (voice, electronics)
Works by Nico Muhly, Yoav Gal, Caleb Burhans, FCC, Stephen Andrew Taylor, Florent Ghys, and Solipsistic Babyhead.

9/27 Thursday (MF)
8 pm
Andy Biskin
Andy Biskin (clarinet, compositions) Ron Horton (trumpet) Todd Sickafoose (bass) Mark Ferber (drums)
New music for quartet.

10 pm
Kristin Nordervall with guests Gustavo Aguilar and Monique Buzzarté
Kristin Norderval (voice, laptop, electronics) Gustavo Aguilar (percussion, electronics) Monique Buzzarté (trombone, laptop)
An evening of new compositions combining acoustic and electronic improvisation and live processing of pre-recorded sounds gathered from various sites around the world.

9/28 Friday (JC)
8 pm
Jerome Kitzke's The Mad Coyote with special guest actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall
Jennifer Kathryn Marshall (actor/vocals) Mike Lowenstern (bass clarinet) Harvey Sorgen (drums) Steve Rust (bass) Jerome Kitzke (piano, vocals)
Some Kitzke standards and the prototype of Kitzke's latest antiwar work, WINTER COUNT—with texts from Aeschylus to Pinter.

10 pm
Lisa Sokolov Solo
Lisa Sokolov (voice, piano)

9/29 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
The Curha-chestra
Curtis Hasselbring (trombone, other), Brandon Seabrook (banjo, guitar), Mike Pride (drums)
Curha (Curtis) creates acoustic remixes of his electronic works with the aid of Seabrook and Pride.

10 pm
Ted Reichman Solo
Ted Reichman (accordion, piano)

9/30 Sunday (JC)
8 pm
Rhiannon Solo
Rhiannon (voice)
A unique and extraordinary vocalist, performance artist, composer and master teacher whose musical vision embraces jazz, acapella, improvisation, world music and storytelling.

10 pm
Triple Dutch Unit
Gary Versace (piano) John Hebert (bass) John Hollenbeck (drums, percussion)
Music inspired by jazz-like music, The Necks, etc. that might sometimes, for brief moments, sound like music you have heard and loved.