Posted in music | tour dates on January 4, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Marc Ribot

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marc Ribot (but were afraid to ask)" is the first of the Stone's new Monday night seminar series and, as previously mentioned, it happens tonight (1/4). The first 13 of those events, which the venue describes as "a special series of workshops, lectures, seminars and Q&As on a variety of fascinating subjects by some of the world's most unique, cutting edge musical thinkers," are laid out below and cover a huge spectrum of musicians and topics.

Ribot will be performing as part of the NY Guitar Festival on January 14th (doing a live improvised score to Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid") and playing with his stellar group Ceramic Dog on February 2nd at (Le) Poisson Rouge (with Skeletons, who played NYE and New Year's Day shows at Zebulon, opening). Tickets for the LPR show, which is also part of the NY Guitar Fest (more on that later), are on sale.

Another interesting, very different Q&A event is also coming up. On February 23rd, Santos Party House will host "Ask Andrew W.K. Anything: An intimate evening of unpredictable performance." Presumably the event is being held to further address the internet rumor that Andrew W.K. is an actor who plays the part of Andrew WK. Tickets are on sale. In other news, he's re-releasing his formerly-import-only-record Close Calls With Brick Walls with a new "lost" disc Mother of Mankind on February 23rd, and he's on this year's Warped Tour.

More info on the Andrew W.K. event and the Stone's seminar series are below...

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Santos on Andrew W.K. Q&A


"Due to an overwhelming amount of questions regarding his career, his past, and his future, Santos Party House co-owner, Andrew W.K., has decided to offer himself to the people of New York City, for an evening of totally open inquiry. This is a chance to ask Andrew anything, and he'll certainly do his best to answer everything. Have your questions in mind and come on down to This is a one-night-only event sure to get the PARTY going HARD!"
ANDREW W.K. - "MOTHER OF MANKIND" Album Promo Clip

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The Stone Seminars series

BEGINNING IN 2010 THE STONE WILL HOST A SPECIAL SERIES OF SEMINARS DEDICATED TO CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PRACTICE.

JANUARY: Stone Seminars 1-4
Seating limits and admission prices may vary each week. Please check details and arrive early! STUDENT DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO SEMINARS.
In the interest of updating and supplementing contemporary music education, The Stone initiates a special series of workshops, lectures, seminars and Q&As on a variety of fascinating subjects by some of the world's most unique, cutting edge musical thinkers. Made available to musicians, students, critical thinkers and the general public at affordable prices, all curricula will be decided by the musicians themselves and presented at the Stone at 7pm every Monday night.

MONDAY JANUARY 4--STONE SEMINAR 1
MARC RIBOT: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marc Ribot (but were afraid to ask)
8PM to 10PM--TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS: Open to all. May bring instrument, MUST bring question!
An intimate solo performance followed by a Q&A/ discussion period.

MONDAY JANUARY 11--STONE SEMINAR 2
URI CAINE
7PM to 9PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all. Musicians may bring their instruments.
Uri plans to perform a solo piano concert and then speak about several of his musical projects. There will then be a Q&A period, and time for pianists and musicians to perform and discuss their own work with Uri.

MONDAY JANUARY 18--STONE SEMINAR 3
CYRO BAPTISTA--Rhythm Awareness Workshop
7PM to 9PM--THIRTY DOLLARS: Open to all musicians
Not just for percussionists but open to all musicians, Cyro will work with the participants using their hands, feet and voice, clapping, stomping and singing with the objective of acquiring polyrhythmic awareness. Starting with basic rhythms and getting into more complex patterns, the students will develop their perception and musical intuition both individually and as an ensemble. For more info: http://www.myspace.com/cyroworkshops

MONDAY JANUARY 25--STONE SEMINAR 4
DUCK BAKER--Approaches and strategies for modern composition, arranging, and improvisation, for fingerstyle guitar.
7PM to 11PM--FIFTY DOLLARS for personalized instruction, restricted to 15 students with their guitars--TWENTY DOLLARS to simply sit and observe.
A lecture/demonstration in which Duck Baker will share some of his arranging ideas, especially regarding the music of Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk. Ways in which these arranging tools can be used for other jazz tunes, traditional tunes, and original composition will be discussed, as will how one can expand on arrangements by improvising, both with and without independent bass lines. Free jazz and free improvisation will be touched upon as well, and students are encouraged to bring any and all questions about musical problems encountered working in these areas. A few arrangements will be illustrated in detail, and students should expect a very hands-on teaching approach.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 2--STONE SEMINAR 5
BUTCH MORRIS: The Principles of Conduction®
7PM to 10PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all
For the 25th Anniversary of Conduction, Butch Morris presents a special lecture/ demonstration, a concert featuring a string octet and a Q&A on the methods and principles of Conduction.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 8--STONE SEMINAR 6
ELLIOTT SHARP--Music in the Post-Digital Era
7PM to 9PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all
Composer Elliott Sharp discusses and presents scores and audio examples of his work, past and current, in the context of biological and mathematical models of musical organization, an evaluation of computers and new media in performance, algorithmic composition vs improvisation, and the question of smell. Compositions to be discussed include the orchestral works "Larynx", "Calling" and "On Corlear's Hook"; selected string quartets including "Dispersion of Seeds", "Tessalation Row", and "Seize Seas Seeth Seen"; "SyndaKit", "Polymerae" and other algorithmic works; electroacoustic works such as "Cryptid Fragments"; solo approaches including Tectonics and Velocity of Hue; and the music-theater works "innosense", "EmPyre" and "Binibon".

MONDAY FEBRUARY 15--STONE SEMINAR 7
ANTHONY COLEMAN
7PM to 9PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
Tortured Genius and downtown legend Anthony Coleman, who now teaches at New England Conservatory speaks about the nexus of composition and improvisation in contemporary music.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22--STONE SEMINAR 8
Greg Cohen--Musicianship
NOTE EARLY START TIME! 4PM to 7PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
Renown Bassist with Bob Dylan, Ornette Coleman, Tom Waits, Woody Allen, John Zorn, Lou Reed, Maryanne Faithful, Lee Konitz and coutless others speaks about the art of playing bass, musicianship, and the role of the bass in music today.

MONDAY MARCH 1--STONE SEMINAR 9
MARK FELDMAN
7PM to 830PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
A demonstration/ lecture followed by a Q&A period by one of the foremost improvising violinists in contemporary music. String players may bring their instruments, but all are welcome.

MONDAY MARCH 8--STONE SEMINAR 10
NED ROTHENBERG--The "Music" in Extended Techniques
7PM to 9PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Geared for composers and instrumentalists but open to all.
Ned will discuss how to take extended techniques beyond demonstration into fertile musical pastures. For more info: www.nedrothenberg.com

MONDAY MARCH 15--STONE SEMINAR 11
ERIK FRIEDLANDER--Modern American Musicianship
7PM to 9PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
Bring your questions about composing or performing to the free-wheeling two hour class given by Downtown improviser and composer Erik Friedlander. Erik will address your questions and will speak about being a working musician/composer in 21st century as well as about pizzicato techniques, improvising strategies, and getting the most out of practice time. Players and non-players are invited to attend and cello players are invited to bring their instruments. If you would have a particular technical issue or question and would like to perform just let Erik know by dropping him an email at stoneworkshop@erikfriedlander.com.

MONDAY MARCH 22--STONE SEMINAR 12
JAMIE SAFT--Making Records
7PM to 9PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
The versatile keyboardist, guitarist, studio owner, engineer shares many secrets in this essential seminar on making records in the 21st century.

MONDAY MARCH 29--STONE SEMINAR 13
PETER EVANS
7PM to 9PM--TWENTY DOLLARS: Open to all.
The remarkable virtuoso trumpeter speaks about his techniques, practice methods and more!

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Comments (5)

I have lots of questions on how it was working with Tom Waits? Ribot did some great work on Rain dogs.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 2:28 AM

^^^^That is some ugly shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 9:50 AM

I was being serious about how good that must have been to work with Tom.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 7:20 PM

so so

Posted by michelle | January 6, 2010 2:51 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:28 PM

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