Carl Stone: Prepping "Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties" and Touring Germany and Denmark in September
Carl Stone. Photo, Edward Colver.
Carl Stone's Woo Lae Oak was our third release in 2008 and since then we've been quietly plugging away at a second project with Mr. Stone during his busy schedule of teaching, touring the world, and working on new music. After an archival recording of Carl performing "Kuk Il Kwan" at The Kitchen in New York in 1981 surfaced, we signed on to release and the project has grown and grown into a lengthy effort to restore and unearth other recordings to accompany. Just when we thought we were done, another recording or a better version of a recording we had been discussing would emerge. What we have ended up with is a top-notch collection with many tracks we wanted to include from Carl's early work, like "Shing Kee" – a favorite from his 1992 CD on New Albion, Mom's – along with Buchla tracks like "LIM" and "Chao Praya" from his student days in the early seventies at CalArts with James Tenney and Morton Subotnick.
This is also Stone's first vinyl release since the original Woo Lae Oak release in 1983. At 3LPs with rougly one piece per every side (side F has the two Buchla pieces together), this one was a natural for the format. Check out the release details here and the cover below.
Carl Stone is about to set out on tour this September, just before this set releases. Dates below and lots more info on his website:
September 6 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf*
September 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Westwerk*
September 12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Mayhem
September 13 - Aarhus, Denmark - Aarhus Concert Hall
September 17 - Berlin, Germany - St. Johannes-Evangelist-Kirche
September 18 - Berlin, Germany - Spektrum
* = Performing as Realistic Monk (Carl Stone & Miki Yui)
A collaboration between ISSUE Project Room and The Whitney Museum has generated a very exciting three-day, 50-year retrospective concert series around the work of David Rosenboom. Full details of the May 22-24, 2015 events at the Whitney.
This weekend we are welcoming Girma Yifrashewa back to the States. He will be here in March and May, with a quick exit to Poland in April. Shows are in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and New York City areas, with David Moore of Bing & Ruth on solo piano as a special opening act in New York. First up is The Lab in San Francisco tomorrow night. Please come out or help spread the word to your loved ones.
We're also celebrating by offering a limited-time reduced price on his album in the Unseen Worlds shop for the duration of his tour dates.
More Unseen Worlds announcements upcoming for 2015, so stay tuned . . .
Girma Yifrashewa US Tour dates and ticket info:
March 22 - San Francisco, CA - The Lab TICKETS / FACEBOOK
March 25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Carriage House TICKETS / FACEBOOK
May 3 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club TICKETS / FACEBOOK
May 5 - New York, NY - Joe's Pub (with David Moore of Bing & Ruth) TICKETS / FACEBOOK
Congrats to Carl Stone on being named Wire Magazine #1 Archive Release of 2016 for Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties.
Our friend Jordan Mitchell made a short documentary on Girma Yifrashewa during his recent "Love & Peace" Texas tour.