Carl Stone and Akaihirume

Carl Stone and Akaihirume

Felix Bübl Carl Stone

One of the preeminent forces in live computer music, Carl Stone has been micro-sampling and macro-massaging found sounds for nearly four decades. A former student of Morton Subotnick and James Tenney who now teaches composition at Chukyo University in Japan, Stone has evolved into a laptop samurai who digests street sounds, Motown 45s, classical quartets, and brain-twisting loop the loops that will almost certainly generate a serotonin pleasure kick. This show will mark the American debut of Japanese singer, songwriter, and improviser Akaihirume, whose 2012 video for "Kokyu" (Cuckoo) is a subtly elongated marvel of voice and electronics. "Akaihirume's voice, sometimes gruff and animal-like, sometimes clear as a bell on the Vistula, will become prime material for my patented live sampling mischief," promises Stone, who will also perform laptop solos from his "Sampling Neurosis" series. Composer-violinist Ilan Volkov kicks things off.
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