Date: Monday, May 23, 2011 Time: 7:30 & 10pm Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street) Ticket: $10 Genre: Contemporary Jazz/improve
During the ‘70- and ‘80’s, the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio was considered the premier study center for contemporary creative music. Founded in 1971 by Karl Berger , Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman, CMS brought together leading innovators in the jazz and world music communities. Unprecedented in its range and diversity, CMS was an acknowledged phenomenon in the international music world.
The Stone is proud to host a new series of CMS workshops in 2011: a new improviser’s workshop orchestra gets underway EVERY MONDAY NIGHT IN 2011 led by composer/pianist/vibist Karl Berger. Conducted in the tradition of the legendary Creative Music Studio (www.creativemusicstudio.org), original compositions, themes by the likes of Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, and world musical melodies will be utilized for orchestral explorations and contrasting solo/duo/trio flights. This series supports the Creative Music Studio Archive Project.
Inspired by Ornette Coleman’s Primetime, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Moroccan Gnawa music, and Stanley Turrentine, we will be playing my original compositions, featuring improvisations by some of NYC’s most creative groove players. Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid featuring: Kenny Wessel (Guitar), Dave Phelps (Guitar), Chris Eddleton (Drums), Todd Isler (Percussion), Stuart Popejoy (Electric Bass) and Avram Fefer (Saxes and Composition).
Date: Monday, December 20, 2010 Time: 9;30pm Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY) Ticket: $10 Genre: a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop
Chicha Libre plays a mixture of latin rhythms, surf music and psychedelic pop inspired by 1970′s Peruvian music from the Amazon. The Brooklyn-based band mixes up covers of forgotten Chicha classics with French-tinged originals, re-interpretation of 70’s pop classics as well as cumbia versions of pieces by Satie and Ravel. With Greg Burrows – percussion; Joshua Camp – Hohner Electravox; Olivier Conan – Cuatro & Vocals – Nicholas Cudahy – bass; Vincent Douglas – Guitar – Neil Ochoa – percussio
Composer Adam Rudolph returns with another series of Go: Organic Orchestraat Roulette. In concert he will conduct between 20 – 35 musicians in a spontaneous way, using a newly created score of music/letter grids, language themes, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervalic harmonies, The compositions will also utilize Rudolph’s rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism” to generate form and weave what he calls an “audio syncretic music fabric”. The music is “organic” in the sense that the compositions and conducting exist as an inspiration and context for the musicians to express themselves by using their instruments as an amplifier for their inner voice.