Carl Stone at 70

@ 2220 Arts + Archives

Thursday November 9, 2023

08:00 PM - 11:00 pm

2220 Arts & Archives, the L.A.based arts center focused on experimentation, improvisation and adventure across a broad spectrum presents three evening celebrating the 70th birthday of composer and Los Angeles native CARL STONE, November 9, 10 & 11 2023.

This series of events is part of a year-long celebration of Stone’s banner year that has included activities taking place in London, Tokyo, Milan, Helsinki, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Hobart, Winnipeg, amongst others. The L.A. events will include Stone’s solo performances each evening, collaborations with musicians from Los Angeles, the California premiere by Stone’s ensemble Senile Felines, plus a film presentation with a live soundtrack, video, and a special sculptural installation.

Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, using computers in performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between California and Japan. His recordings have received numerous awards and commendations- his retrospective albums “Music from the Seventies and Eighties” and “Music from the Eighties and Nineties” on the Unseen Worlds label both won Best Archival Release of the Year from The Wire in 2016 & 2018 respectively. His releases “Stolen Car” (2020) and “Wat Dong Moon Lek” were listed by the Wire in the top ten releases of their respective years. The New York Times cited his 2019 appearance at the Big Ears Festival (USA) as one of the best of the festival that year.

Featured guest artists for the residency include filmmaker Pat O’Neill, pianist Gloria Cheng, guitarist composer Dustin Wong, composer/improvisor Joseph Hammer, videos from Bruce & Norman Yonemoto, film from Adam Beckett, sculptor Mineko Grimmer, and Senile Felines, featuring Stone, Ned Rothenberg (winds) and Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum).

Carl Stone solo performance
Horizontal Boundaries (film by Pat O’Neill, live soundtrack performed by Stone)
Senile Felines, Carl Stone (laptop), Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum), Ned Rothenberg (winds)

Carl Stone solo performance
The Evolution of the Red Star (film by Adam Beckett, soundtrack by Carl Stone)
Lubao, Carl Stone (laptop) + Joseph Hammer (tape & electronics)

Carl Stone solo performance
Ho Ban (Gloria Cheng, piano)
Stone+Wong, Carl Stone (laptop) + Dustin Wong (guitar and

In addition to the on-stage performances, there will be an installation of Jang Toh, the continuously evolving ice sculpture by Mineko Grimmer with music by Carl Stone, as well as viewing room presentations of videos by Bruce & Norman Yonemoto with soundtracks by Stone. These include Vault (1984), Made in Hollywood (1990, featuring Patricia Arquette, Mary Woronov), Kappa (1986, featuring Mike Kelly)

These concerts and installations are made possible with the support of 2220 Arts & Archives, The Peter S. Reed Foundation, Dublab, Abby Sher, Unseen Worlds and Chukyo University.

Thursday November 09, 2023

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Cover: $20.00

Carl Stone at 70, Carl Stone at 70 at 2220 Arts + Archives LA