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September 2012 at the Stone 
curated by Miguel Frasconi / Roy Nathanson

9/1 Saturday (KR)
8 pm
Gelsey Bell
Gelsey Bell (voice, piano, keyboards, toy accordion, metallophone)
An assortment of mostly solo songs with excerpts from SCALING, Our Defensive Measurements, Bathroom Songs, and music from You are my heat and glare, with special guest Dave Ruder.

10 pm
Guy and the Graphics
Erin Heisel (soprano) Nadav Lev (guitar) Sean Statser (percussion) Salvatore Macchia (bass) Josh Henderson (violin) Guy Barash (computer)
Guy Barash's chamber ensemble interpret graphic scores by Cage, Brown, and Frasconi.

9/2 Sunday (CWL)
8 pm
Object Collection’s International Hash Ring
Devin Maxwell (percussion, guitar) John P. Hastings (guitar) Taylor Levine (guitar) Paula Matthusen (computer) Daniel Allen Nelson (activities) Kara Feely (direction, text, activities) Travis Just (computer, composition)
Music by Travis Just, text/direction by Kara Feely.

10 pm
Shoko Nagai/ Satoshi Takeishi
Shoko Nagai (prepared piano, effects, composition) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion, electronics)
This 2011 NYFA winner experimental duo has been incorporating composition, electronics, free improvisation, found objects and visual elements into performances to create a unique path into the world of contemporary music. Their performances are based on stories and they create sound textures almost visible to the listener. In this performance, they will perform new compositions where illusion is sustained by multiple shifting elements.

9/3 Monday (CB)
7:30 and 9 pm
7:30—Open Rehearsal
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

9/4 Tuesday (DS)
8 pm
Cage100 Festival, day 1: The Singular Cage
The Noisy Toy Piano Orchestra directed by Miguel Frasconi
Phyllis Chen, Miguel Frasconi, Stephen Gosling, Patrick Grant, Brian McCrokle, John Morton, Shoko Nagai, Paul Pinto, Kathleen Supové (toy pianos)
Many toy pianos, mostly from Frasconi’s own collection, play John Cage’s “Cheap Imitation” (1969) in unison.

10 pm
Gemini Society
Samuel Clay Birmaher, Matt Megyes (performers)
Three performances of John Cage’s “Variations III” (1962) for amplified lights, found objects, and breath with heartbeat. Performance materials will be displayed.

9/5 Wednesday (SK)
8 and 10 pm
Cage100 Festival, day 2: The Noisy Cage
The John Cage Variety Show Big Band directed by Miguel Frasconi
Miguel Frasconi (glass, electronics) Daniel Goode (clarinet) Kathleen Supové (piano) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Cristian Amigo, Richard Carrick (guitars) David Watson (bagpipes) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) John King (viola) Erin Rogers (sax) Guy Barash (computer) Shannon Fields (voice) Damon Holzborn (ipad) special guest TILT Brass.
Celebrating the composer on the day of his birth, 100 years ago. Pieces will include Sonata for Clarinet (1932), In a Landscape (1948), Fontana Mix (1958), Aria (1958), Music for Amplified Toy Pianos (1960), Variations II (1961), Atlas Eclipticalis (1962), Solos from Song Books (1970), Child of Tree (1975), c Composed Improvisations (1990),and an ensemble performance of 4'33" (1952).

9/6 Thursday (JI)
8 pm
Cage100@Stone Festival, Day 3:
Ecstasy Mule vs. John Cage vs. Ecstasy Mule
Kurt Gottschalk, Len Siegfried (guitars, stringed instruments, radios, piano with objects)
Ecstasy Mule vs. John Cage vs. Ecstasy Mule is a game of luck in which there will be a winner. It is an aleatoric piece as opposed to an indeterminate one, using elements of the Cage compositions “Indeterminacy”, “Music Walk”, “Water Walk”, “4'33"”, “Variation #1”, “Imaginary Landscape #5” and “Radio Music”, as well as some other chance determined sound sourcings.

10 pm
Varispeed performs Empty Words
Gelsey Bell, Brian McCorkle, Paul Pinto, Dave Ruder, Aliza Simons (vocals, electronics)
Varispeed performs selections of their recent arrangement of Cage’s Empty Words, a mid-’70s epic that explores the “demilitarization” of syntax and the voice’s power to evacuate meaning and create music.

9/7 Friday (KR)
8 pm
Perkis, Park, & Eisenstadt
Tim Perkis (electronics) Han-Earl Park (guitar) Harris Eisenstadt (percussion)

10 pm
Kinda Green
Tom Djll (trumpet, electronics) Tim Perkis (electronics) Andrew Drury (percussion)
KINDA GREEN presents California composer Tom Djll’s INTERMINACY, “lost” John Cage stories, plus chance-determined accompaniment.

9/8 Saturday (SK)
8 pm
Scot Gresham-Lancaster
Scot Gresham-Lancaster (electronics)
California composer and co-founder of the computer-network band, The Hub, presents a piece based on Philip K. Dick's "the Martian Time Slip" regarding recovery from mental illness, desire, time and "gubbish" Dick's term for the deterioration of reality through time and/or psychosis. "Inside Mr. Kott's skin were dead bones, shiny and wet. Mr. Kott was a sack of bones, dirty and yet shiny-wet."

10 pm
Music by Gordon Monahan with guest String Noise: Pauline Kim Harris & Conrad Harris
Pauline Kim Harris (violin) Conrad Harris (violin)
A reprise of the Canadian composer’s classic Piano Mechanics, with a new composition for 2 violins with interactive processing controlled by theremin and Max/MSP.

9/9 Sunday (NY)
8 pm
Aki Onda & G. Lucas Crane
Aki Onda, G. Lucas Crane (cassettes)
Two cassette masters Aki Onda and G. Lucas Crane cast their tape-buckets into a deep well of ephemeral noises to create collages that celebrate lo-fi aesthetics while conjuring a robust and immersive sonic palette.

10 pm
Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wollesen, Dougie Bowne
Doug Wieselman (clarinets, electronics) Kenny Wollesen (percussion, glass tiers) Dougie Bowne (drums)

9/10 Monday (JI)
7:30 and 9 pm
7:30—Open Rehearsal
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

9/11 Tuesday (HB)
8 pm
Present, Past and Future Sees
Sasha Bogdanowitsch (voice, original instruments, electronics)
An original solo work that explores the ancient vocal and instrumental relationship of the bard through contemporary ears.

10 pm
New Folk Music for the Digital Era
Peter Whitehead (homemade guitars, homemade flutes, vocals, electronics, toys)
New songs, instrumentals and text pieces.

9/12 Wednesday (BLG)
8 pm
Annea Lockwood & Miguel Frasconi: Other Glass Worlds
AAnnea Lockwood, Miguel Frasconi (glass objects)
In the late 1960s Annea began her Glass Worlds project. In the late ’70s Miguel co-founded the Glass Orchestra, inspired, in part, by Annea's explorations. Tonight they explore glass object duets.

10 pm
Music by Philip Corner
Miguel Frasconi (objects)
In 2013, this legendary Fluxus composer will turn 80. This evening's pieces were chosen by Phil Corner specifically for this performance by Miguel Frasconi.

9/13 Thursday (MJC)
8 pm
John Morton (music boxes) David Simons (theremin, electronics) Denman Maroney (hyperpiano) Lisa Karrer (video)

10 pm
Suzanne Thorpe
Suzanne Thorpe (flute, electronics)

9/14 Friday (BE)
8 pm
NewBorn Trio
Katie Down (glass, strings, winds) Jeffrey Lependorf (flutes) Miguel Frasconi (glass, winds, small instruments)

10 pm
Band4: Carrick, Cochrane, Frasconi & Parkins
Chris Cochrane (guitars) Richard Carrick (piano) Miguel Frasconi (glass) Zeena Parkins (harp)

9/15 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
John Zorn (sax) Aram Bajakian (guitar) Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet) Frank London (trumpet) Okkyung Lee (cello) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Brian Chase (drums) Erik Friedlander (cello) and many special guests

gmar chatimatova-may you be inscribed in the book of life!
Shana Tova Umetukah—Happy new year!
Wishing you all a blessed year of health, music, magic, success, joy and blessings!

9/18 Tuesday (NY)
8 pm
Sean Sondregger Trio
Joanna Penn Cooper (poet) Joanna Penn Cooper (poetry) Areni Agbabian (vocals, piano) Sean Sonderegger (woodwinds) Harvey Valdes (guitar) Greg Chudzick (bass) Mike Ross (drums)

10 pm
Pete Karp and the Brooklyn Jazz Warriors
Pete Karp and the Brooklyn Jazz Warriors
Blurring the lines between musical styles, cultures, and genres, the Brooklyn Jazz Warriors channel the infectious pulse of New York City’s most creative and musical borough, with a firm root in Crescent City funk, rock and soul. Their recently recorded debut album, “In Service of the King” draws upon the talents of a diverse group of musicians, representing scenes spanning from East Village Rock to downtown Salsa, New Orleans Second Line to West Village Folk, and features the legendary Brian Stoltz of the Funky Meters, Neville Brothers, and Bob Dylan Band.

9/19 Wednesday (RJP)
8 pm
Without a Song
David Orr (poetry) Roy Nathanson (sax) Lloyd Miller, Dave Schramm (guitar) Andy Laster (sax) Deedle Deedle Dees: Chris Johnson, Ari Dolegowski, Ely Levin
An evening of poetry and music with poet and New York Times critic David Orr, Roy Nathanson, Andy Laster, the Deedle Deedle Dees, and special guests. David Orr's book, “Beautiful and Pointless"” explores how poetry effects us. These sorts of musings will weave through a variety of songs from our strange country's musical tradition.

10 pm
Marc Ribot & Roy Nathanson Duo
Marc Ribot (guitar) Roy Nathanson (sax)
Standard translation: Nathanson’s poems informed by the lyrics of jazz standards will inform the playing of the set.

9/20 Thursday (JR)
8 pm
New Songs by Andy Laster
Andy Laster (sax)
New Songs by Andy Laster for mixed ensembles with text by D. Nurkse, Samuel Beckett and Samuel Hanagif.

10 pm
Truth Thomas, Bob Holman and Friends
Truth Thomas (vocals, poetry) Roy Nathanson (sax) J.T Lewis (drums) Bill Ware (vibes) Tim Kiah (bass)
Gospel poet Truth Thomas and secular Rabbi Bob Holman preach with band.

9/21 Friday (BS)
8 pm
Deidre Rodman Quintet
Deidre Rodman (piano, compositions) Russ Johnson (trumpet) Quinsin Nachoff (tenor sax) Rob Jost (bass) Mark Ferber (drums)
The Deidre Rodman Quintet was formed in 2001 and has two CDs out on the Sunnyside label; Sun is Us, which All About Jazz called “A must-hear”, and Simple Stories, featuring Grammy-nominee Luciana Souza. The Washington Post hailed it as “fresh and crisp as a bite out of a Fuji apple”. The quintet has been on hiatus since 2004, so this gig will be particularly exciting. The music will be a mixture of old and new and the set will be dedicated to founding member Bob Bowen, who died two years ago.

10 pm
Sam Bardfeld/Napoleon Maddox and Friends
Sam Bardfeld (violin) Napoleon Maddox (beatbox, words) Mat Maneri (viola) Chris Lightcap (bass)
New trance music from Canes Venatici.

9/22 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
Sotto Voce with Gerald Stern and Anne Marie Marcarie
Roy Nathanson (alto and soprano saxes, voice) Bill Ware (vibraphone, vocals) Sam Bardfeld (violin, vocals) Tim Kiah (bass, vocals) Napoleon Maddox (human beatbox, vocals) Gerald Stern, Anne Marie Macari (poetry)
National Book Award Winner Gerald Stern and the wonderful poet Anne Marie Marcari (Autumn House Press) will read with Sotto Voce. The Wire described Nathanson’s band this way: “With superb arrangements and inspired playing, the ironically-titled Sotto Voce is nuts and an absolute gem.”

10 pm
Sotto Voce with Jeff Friedman, Ross Gay and Judith Vollmer
Roy Nathanson (alto and soprano saxes, voice) Bill Ware (vibraphone, vocals) Sam Bardfeld (violin, vocals) Tim Kiah (bass, vocals) Napoleon Maddox (human beatbox, vocals) Jeff Friedman, Ross Gay, Judith Vollmer (poetry)
Jeff Friedman's latest book on Carnegie Mellon press, “Working in Flour” is hilarious, warm and insightful. Judith Vollmer unfurls her masterful new book, “The Water Books” (Autumn House press) and Ross Gay will sing and read from his latest “Bringing Down the Shovel” (Pitt Poetry Series). They'll do all this along with the Roy Nathanson's Sotto Voce band.

9/23 Sunday (JM)
8 and 10 pm
The Luddites
Student conduction led by Amplified Cactus Arts Collective.

9/24 Monday (TY)
7:30 and 9 pm
7:30—Open Rehearsal
The latest large group project from Jon Madof (Rashanim, CircuitBreaker) features music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach set to arrangements inspired by Nigerian Afrobeat master Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Have an easy fast!

9/26 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Hal Wilner and Philip Glass play for Allen Ginsberg
Hal Willner (reading from the poetry of Allen Ginsberg) Philip Glass (piano)

10 pm
Hal Wilner with Geri Allen
Geri Allen (piano) Hal Wilner

9/27 Thursday (RJP)
8 pm
Henry Grimes Trio
Henry Grimes (acoustic bass, violin, poetry) Dave Burrell (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums)
Since his astonishing return to the music world in 2003 after 35 years away, HENRY GRIMES has played nearly 500 concerts in 28 countries, including many festivals. He studied at Juilliard and in his youth played/toured/recorded with Albert Ayler, Amiri Baraka, Don Cherry, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Roy Haynes, Steve Lacy, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, McCoy Tyner… This was followed by a long period of hard times when Henry did not have a musical instrument, so he took up the pen and wrote poetry instead. Now, in the present era, his bandmates have included Rashied Ali, Marshall Allen, Fred Anderson, Amiri Baraka (again), Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Bill Dixon, Dave Douglas, Paul Dunmall, Edward “Kidd” Jordan, Nathaniel Mackey, Roscoe Mitchell, David Murray, William Parker, Marc Ribot, Wadada Leo Smith, Sekou Sundiata, Cecil Taylor (again), Edwin Torres, and many more. Mr. Grimes is the author of the poetry compilation “Signs Along the Road” (introduction by Marc Ribot). www.henrygrimes.com

After majoring in music at the University of Hawaii and graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1965 with degrees in composition/arranging and performance, DAVE BURRELL quickly established himself as a most innovative and original musician, collaborating with emerging leaders in the revolutionary avant-jazz music of the '60s, and joining the groups of saxophonists Marion Brown, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp. Dave's dynamic compositions, with deep blues and gospel roots, recall the tradition of Edward Kennedy “Duke" Ellington, James P. Johnson, and Jelly Roll Morton, as well as “avant-garde” composers such as John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. He has scored several films and can be heard on over 115 stellar recordings, including 30 under his own name. Dave has given master classes on many campuses and is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. www.daveburrell.com

TYSHAWN SOREY, born in Newark, NJ in 1980, is a very active young composer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, and scholar who works across an extensive range of musical idioms. He has several leader ensembles and has also played in groups led by Muhal Richard Abrams, Billy Bang, Anthony Braxton, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Henry Grimes, Vijay Iyer, Steve Lehman, Lawrence “Butch” Morris, Matana Roberts, Michelle Rosewoman, Wadada Leo Smith, and many more. Tyshawn’s recent music has focused on concepts derived from the music of Morton Feldman and Zen Buddhism, using these models for interpreting determinate music, acting as principal generators for the discovery of ideas. Mr. Sorey has given many lectures and master classes on improvisation, composition, contemporary drumming, ensemble playing, and critical theory at several high-level educational institutions. He recently earned his master's degree at Wesleyan, studying with Anthony Braxton, and is pursuing his doctorate at Columbia University. www.tyshawnsorey.net/live


10 pm
Anthony Coleman
Anthony Coleman (piano)

9/28 Friday (DDT)
8 pm
Judi Silvano Trio “Word Games”
Judi Silvano (voice) Warren Smith (drums) Ratzo Harris
Silvano unveils new material of “Word and Sound Improvisations about Life and Love!”

10 pm
The Jazz Passengers
Roy Nathanson (sax) Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) Sam Bardfeld (violin) Bill Ware (vibes) Brad Jones (bass) E.J. Rodriguez (percussion) special guest Arturo O’Farrill (piano) Zack O’Farrill (percussion) Lloyd Miller (vocals)
Trashed Out Tunes. A selection of songs from “Trashed Out,” a musical film and multi-media project Roy Nathanson and Lloyd Miller are writing based on “Exiles in Eden,” Paul Reyes’ deeply personal book about the housing crisis in Florida. Performed by the Jazz Passengers, Arturo O’Farrill, Zack O’Farrill, Lloyd Miller, Sandra Velasquez, and some surprise guests.

9/29 Saturday (DDT)
8 pm
Bill Ware
Bill Ware (vibraphone) Eddie Conde (percussion) Tato Laviera (poetry)
Bill Ware with the great Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera, featuring Eddie Conde on percussion and other surprises.

10 pm
Marty Ehrlich, Erica Hunt, Michael Formanek
Marty Ehrlich (sax) Erica Hunt (poetry) Michael Formanek (bass)
Poet Erica Hunt writes, “What sound with this sight? What sight goes with this sound?” Reedist Marty Ehrlich and bassist Michael Formanek will join with her in the asking.

9/30 Sunday (JR)
8 pm
Mysterious Forum with special guest Roy Nathanson
Jesse Mills (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Rubin Kodheli (cello) Tim Kiah (double bass) Roy Nathanson (voice)
The music of Mysterious Forum is inspired by the unknown. The group is a non-conventional string quartet blended with vocals, performing original compositions. Although the members have performed in various ensembles together, this formation will make its debut performance on 9/30 at The Stone. The music will feature instrumental and text inspired compositions, and will feature Roy Nathanson as a special guest.

10 pm
Brad Jones and Julie Patton
Brad Jones (bass) Julie Patton (words, instrumental voicing)