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Carl Stone

March 5, 2010; 7:30 p.m.; Gallery B

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Composer Carl Stone, hailed in the Village Voice as “the King of Sampling” and “one of the best composers living in the U.S. today,” performs. A resident of Tokyo, Stone has used computers in live performance since 1986. This rare Bay Area appearance will feature the U.S. premiere of Stone’s evening-length multi-channel composition DARDA, first heard in Tokyo in September 2009, and featuring the shomyo vocal chant of Makiko Sakurai. (Shomyo is an ancient form of chant associated with the Tendai sect of Buddhism, dating from the Heian period, 781–1192 CE). Listeners are invited to bring blankets and pillows and relax in the gallery space.

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Preceded at 6 p.m. by Wobbly spinning in the lobby, where wine and beer are available for purchase.

Tonight’s performance is also made possible in part by the Jacqueline Hoefer Fund, and Stephen B. Hahn and Mary Jane Beddow. Generous in-kind support provided by Meyer Sound and BBI Engineering.

Carl Stone would like to thank Paul Dresher, Jay Cloidt, Philippe Chatelain, and John Monitto at Meyer Sound.

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