Gray Area and Other Minds presentCARL STONE – Re:gendo
In Re:gendo, the second of two appearances by Carl Stone at the 27th Other Minds Festival, Stone will perform live computer-based electronics with sounds distributed throughout the space, utilizing field recordings of the urban soundscape in Tokyo combined with his unique take on music from Japan as well as other parts of Asia. The music shares the immersive space with multi-channel video using specially commissioned drone footage shot over Tokyo. Featured as part of the performance will be Japanese vocalist Akaihirume.
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone 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.
Akaihirume is a Japanese singer whose ear is always tuned to the world’s sounds, which she keeps as material in her shell. As both her own compositions and improvisations using her wide range of vocalizations, she has worked on her solo performances and collaborations with artists of various styles.
About Other Minds Festival
Every year, Other Minds holds a Festival of new music, curated by Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian, around an idea, theme, or group of composers. This year's Other Minds Festival kicks off November 14, 2023 at Gray Area with a screening of "Subotnick: Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer".
Other Minds, in collaboration with Gray Area, is pleased to kick off the 27th Other Minds Festival with a special pre-festival screening of new bio-documentary film, "Subotnick: Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer", about revered avant-garde music composer, and electronic music pioneer, Morton Subotnick. Following the screening, there will be a conversation with Morton Subotnick himself and an audience Q&A.
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