Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music. He has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling” and “one of the best composers living in [the USA] today.” For this show, Stone performs a solo set and is also joined by experimental video-cartographer Eric Theise in a premiere duo collaboration. Santa Cruz / Oakland trio MAXX GYORKEL opens with a new project.
Carl Stone has used computers in live performance since 1986. He was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between Los Angeles 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 Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan.
Stone has received numerous awards for his compositions, including the Freeman Award for the work Hop Ken. He is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Foundation for Performance Arts. His 3-LP release “Electronic Music from the Seventies and Eighties” on the Unseen Worlds label placed #1 in The Wire Magazine’s “Best of 100” 2016 Archival category.
Eric Theise is a San Francisco-based artist and geospatial software developer. Through video and realtime performance tools he reinvigorates the perceptual inquiries of structural filmmakers, experimental animators, op artists, and the light and space movement as new possibilities in the realm of digital cartography. His 16mm films have screened across North America and France; he’s held residencies at Hangar (Lisbon), Signal Culture. and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and he’s received grants from the Interbay Cinema Society, Bay Area Video Coalition, and Film Arts Foundation.
Coming from within, MAXX GYORKEL allows for various spatio-temporal transformations (orientations, densities and velocities) and spindices of the densitomic scale for the metric elements.