Posted in music | tour dates on December 13, 2010

Lou and Andy

Observer: You've been with Lou Reed for what seems like forever. Any tips for staying together?

Laurie Anderson: Take a break from each other. We've been together for 19 years, married for two years. I think everything is about to blow away, and everyone is about to blow away, and it makes me care for them more.

Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed are no strangers to their friend and collaborator's non-profit, avant-garde, East Village club The Stone, and in February 2011 they will take their turn at being the curators. They will also play the venue right in the middle of that, on 2/15 with an opening set by Buke & Gass. Laurie also plays on 2/23 with Fred Frith. And the rest of the month isn't so bad either. John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Hal Wilner, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Eyvind Kang, Sean Lennon, Rob Burger, Marc Ribot, Rob Wasserman, and many others adorn the schedule so far (it is all listed below).

In related news, the dates that Lou/Laurie are curating The Stone overlap with a MoMA exhibit featuring Lou Reed's former manager in The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol. The exhibition, entitled Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures, will show silent pictures that are professed to be his "most daring and experimental" film work. The show kicks off on December 19th and lasts until March 21, 2011.

And while we're on the subject of film, "And Everything Is Going Fine" is currently playing at the IFC Center. It's a tribute to Spaulding Gray directed by Steven Soderbergh. Laurie soundtracked the Spalding Gray films Swimming to Cambodia and Monster in a Box, and made a promotional appearance related to the movie this past weekend. .

The Stone schedule is below...

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THE STONE's FEBRUARY SCHEDULE (as of 12/13)

2/1 Tuesday
8 pm
Marie Goyette
Marie Goyette (piano, sampler)
Born in Montréal, Marie Goyette studied the piano in Montréal and London. After residing in Europe, she moved to Berlin in 1989. Inspired by the city's lively and unorthodox art scene, she started a second career and expand her activities from traditional concerts to the fields of performance and radio art. She spent several months in STEIM in Amsterdam between 1991 and 1993 where she did experimental work with interactive tap shoes. She produced radio plays such as 'Transatlantique' (1993), worked on theatre projects and directed her own works. Marie Goyette collaborated with various artists like Christian Boltanski, Dagmar Krause ('A scientific dream and a French kiss') and Chris Cutler and started performing in Heiner Goebbels theatre works in 1994, the latest being 'Hashirigaki'. Moving between sampler and concert piano, Goyette freely interchanges fragments of her repertoire. With a musical ear for timbre, ambiance and timing, she combines in a fresh, improvised way these different elements in real-time concerts. Her performance in 'The Repetition' earned her the reputation of a "human sampler" - with an emphasis on "human".

10 pm
Amy Khoshbin
Amy Khoshbin (video, sound, performance)
Amy Khoshbin is a Brooklyn based Multimedia Artist from Texas with a background in Film, New Media, and Music. Her videos, performances, and wearable technologies have been exhibited at both national and international art/film festivals, galleries, museums, and performance spaces. Among some of the artists Amy has worked with are Laurie Anderson, Robert Wilson, Karen Finley, poets Anne Carson and Bob Currie, pianist Eleonor Sandresky, and Cory Arcangel. Semiotech, her ongoing collaboration with Sound Artist Michael Clemow explores and creates performance technology both for use in their musical performance group And Um Yeah, as well as for others.


2/2 Wednesday (KM)
8 pm
Rob Burger Solo
Rob Burger (piano, keyboards)

10 pm
Rob Burger Ensemble
Rob Burger (piano, keyboards)


2/3 Thursday (KM)
8 pm
Colin Stetson Solo
Colin Stetson (saxes)

10 pm
Ryan Sawyer and Shahzad Ismaily
Ryan Sawyer (drums) Shahzad Ismaily (bass)


2/4 Friday (KM)
8 pm
Hahn Bin
Hahn Bin (violin)
A special protégé of the legendary Itzhak Perlman, the dynamic 22-year-old violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin embodies the renaissance of classical music, fusing his highly evocative repertoire with pop performance art. Born in Seoul, Hahn-Bin made his international debut at age twelve at the 42nd Grammy Awards in a performance honoring Isaac Stern. Following a decade under the tutelage of Itzhak Perlman at The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin made his critically-acclaimed debut in 2009 at Carnegie's Zankel Hall as the recipient of the Peter Marino Concert Prize, following his First Prize win at the prestigious Young Concert Artists International Auditions. This season, Hahn-Bin returns to Carnegie Hall, performing the world premiere of "Still Life" for Violin and Orchestra, written by Christopher Cerrone and commissioned for Hahn-Bin by the New York Youth Symphony. The tour of his new recital project "The Five Poisons" will include performances in New York at the Rubin Museum of Art, in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum, and in Berlin at the Konzerthaus. Hahn-Bin's recent engagements include Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, as well as appearances with the Queensland Orchestra in Australia, and all the major Korean orchestras including the Seoul, Bucheon, and Daejeon Philharmonics, both in Korea and on tour in Japan.

10 pm
Jennifer Choi
Jennifer Choi (violin)


2/5 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Eyvind Kang Solo
Eyvind Kang (viols)

10 pm
Eyvind Kang Ensemble
Eyvind Kang (viola)


EVERY SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY--STONE OPEN HOUSE
Laurie Anderson and Anna Brenner invite you to Stone Open House.
FEEL FREE TO COME IN ANY TIME BETWEEN 3 AND 10PM
From the practical to the theoretical, SOH will be a place to hang out, drink great coffee, read, listen to unusual presentations and invent alternative ways to live and work. Part think tank, part party, SOH will host a series of presentations that cover a wide range of topics- from the history of boilers to teaching music to dogs. In cooperation with Housing Works Book store, SOH will present a library of must-read books for people interested in expanding in unpredictable ways.

2/6 Sunday (KM)
OPEN FROM 3PM TO 10PM
Scheduled Lectures: TBA
4PM--
6PM--
8PM--
Admission to the School is FREE. A TEN DOLLAR fee will be collected from those attending each lecture.


2/8 Tuesday (KM)
8 pm
Gerald Kurdian
Gerald Kurdian (voice, electronics, etc)
Gerald Kurdian, performer, songwriter and radio artist lives in Paris. He studied fine arts in Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy before taking part in the EX.E.R.CE 07 contemporary dance program directed by Mathilde Monnier and Xavier LeRoy at the Centre Choreographique Nationale de Montpellier (CCNM). Since then, he collaborated with Eszter Salamon, Tiago Guedes, Andros Zins-Browne, Daniel Dobbels, Carole Perdereau and the Club des 5 (Mickaël Phelippeau, Virginie Thomas).

10 pm
Jesse Harris
Jesse Harris (voice, guitar)


2/9 Wednesday (KM)
8 pm
Spooky Ghost
Gerry Leonard (guitars)
Spookyghost is the name given to Gerry Leonards solo recordings and compositions. The name derives from the nickname given by Donal Coghlan (the other half of the duo Hinterland) regarding the ambient nature of Leonard's guitar playing. Leonard grew up in Dublin, Ireland. It rained a lot then. He left school and worked in a recording studio recording and mixing a lot of bands from the local Dublin scene. Highlights were recording a demo with Sinead O'Connor when she was 16 and giving the Edge a ride home in his tiny rusty Morris Minor Car. The Spookyghost record was started in '96 in a tiny apartment in the Lower East Side of New York. The "Studio" (a Mackie 1202 and an Adat) was right beside the bath tub which was right beside the cooker which was right beside the phone. The possibilities seemed endless.

10 pm
Sean Lennon
Sean Lennon (voice, guitar)


2/10 Thursday (KM)
8 and 10 pm
Jim Grippo Ensemble
Jim Grippo (qanun, 'ud) and his ensemble from California
Jim Grippo is a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology, focusing on Egyptian popular music, at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). With over fifteen years of experience performing Middle Eastern music on the 'ud and qanun in the United States and Egypt, he is an accomplished teacher of technique, improvisation, and maqam (Arab modal theory). He has been the qanunist with the UCSB Middle East Ensemble for 10 years and with the Souhail Kaspar Near East Ensemble for three years. In addition to performing, Jim is a devoted teacher, sharing the wonders of music with students from early childhood to adulthood; currently, he is a lecturer of ethnomusicology at Ventura College.


2/11 Friday (JM)
8 pm
Bill Laswell and John Zorn
Bill Laswell (basses) John Zorn (sax)
TWENTY DOLLARS

10 pm
Bill Laswell Ensemble
Bill Laswell (bass)
TWENTY DOLLARS


2/12 Saturday
8 and 10 pm
JOHN ZORN IMPROV NIGHT--A STONE BENEFIT
WITH MANY SURPRISE AND SPECIAL GUESTS!!!
TWENTY DOLLARS--BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!


EVERY SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY--STONE OPEN HOUSE
Laurie Anderson and Anna Brenner invite you to Stone Open House
FEEL FREE TO COME IN ANY TIME BETWEEN 3 AND 10PM
From the practical to the theoretical, SOH will be a place to hang out, drink great coffee, read, listen to unusual presentations and invent alternative ways to live and work. Part think tank, part party, SOH will host a series of presentations that cover a wide range of topics- from the history of boilers to teaching music to dogs. In cooperation with Housing Works Book store, SOH will present a library of must-read books for people interested in expanding in unpredictable ways.

2/13 Sunday (KM)
OPEN FROM 3PM TO 10PM
Scheduled Lectures: TBA
4PM--
6PM--
8PM--
Admission to the School is FREE. A TEN DOLLAR fee will be collected from those attending each lecture.


2/15 Tuesday (KRDD)
8 and 10 pm
Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson Valentine's Day DUO
Lou Reed (guitars) Laurie Anderson (violin) Arone Dyer (Buke and voice) Aron Sanchez (Gass and drum)
Opening each set will be special guest duo Buke & Gass. FORTY DOLLARS


2/16 Wednesday (KM)
8 pm
Paul Muldoon
Paul Muldoon (reading)
Paul Muldoon was born in 1951 in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, and educated in Armagh and at the Queen's University of Belfast. From 1973 to 1986 he worked in Belfast as a radio and television producer for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is now Howard G. B. Clark '21 Professor at Princeton University and Chair of the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts. In 2007 he was appointed Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. Between 1999 and 2004 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford, where he is an honorary Fellow of Hertford College. Paul Muldoon's main collections of poetry are New Weather (1973), Mules (1977), Why Brownlee Left (1980), Quoof (1983), Meeting The British (1987), Madoc: A Mystery (1990), The Annals of Chile (1994), Hay (1998), Poems 1968-1998 (2001), Moy Sand and Gravel (2002), Horse Latitudes (2006), and Maggot (2010).

10 pm
John Oswald
John Oswald (everything)
The master of plunderphonics comes down for a rare NY appearance!


2/17 Thursday (KM)
8 pm
Konrad Kaczmarek
Konrad Kaczmarek (composer, musician, and sound designer)

10 pm
Marc Ribot Solo
Marc Ribot (guitars)
TWENTY DOLLARS


2/18 Friday
8 and 10 pm
Rob Wasserman Group
Rob Wasserman (bass)


2/19 Saturday (DDT)
8 and 10 pm
Geri Allen
Geri Allen (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS.


EVERY SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY--STONE OPEN HOUSE
Laurie Anderson and Anna Brenner invite you to Stone Open House
FEEL FREE TO COME IN ANY TIME BETWEEN 3 AND 10PM
From the practical to the theoretical, SOH will be a place to hang out, drink great coffee, read, listen to unusual presentations and invent alternative ways to live and work. Part think tank, part party, SOH will host a series of presentations that cover a wide range of topics- from the history of boilers to teaching music to dogs. In cooperation with Housing Works Book store, SOH will present a library of must-read books for people interested in expanding in unpredictable ways.

2/20 Sunday (MJJ)
OPEN FROM 3PM TO 10PM
Scheduled Lectures: TBA
4PM--
6PM--
8PM--
Admission to the School is FREE. A TEN DOLLAR fee will be collected from those attending each lecture.


2/22 Tuesday (AC)
8 pm
A.M. Holmes
A.M. Holmes (reading)
A.M. Homes began her writing career at age 19. Not only is her work structurally sophisticated and the prose sharp and intelligent, but she's got her finger smack on the pulse of America: if married heterosexuals begin "coming out" and making news, Homes will have written about it; if the topic of pedophilia is about to sweep the country (as with the many disclosures involving the Catholic Church), Homes will have touched on that ground. School killings . . . ground covered. She's a quintessentially American writer who claims she doesn't like to hear people say they "love reading [her] books." Her goal is to unnerve, dig under the skin, maybe piss you off with her fearless honesty, think, and at the same time make you laugh. Born in Washington D.C., she now lives in New York City.

10 pm
Hal Wilner
Hal Wilner (turntables)


2/23 Wednesday (JM)
8 pm
Fred Frith and Laurie Anderson duo
Fred Frith (guitar) Laurie Anderson (violin, electronics)
TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS

10 pm
Anne Carson with Robert Currie
Anne Carson (reading)
Anne Carson reads with her artistic collaborator Robert Currie.


2/24 Thursday (MJ)
8 pm
Greg Cohen
Greg Cohen (bass)

10 pm
Skuli Sverisson Solo
Skuli Sverisson (bass)


2/25 Friday (MJ)
8 and 10 pm
New Klezmer Trio plays Masada book 2
Ben Goldberg (clarinet) Greg Cohen (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums)
World Premiere of unheard Masada compositions performed by this fabulous trio!


2/26 Saturday (NYYT)
8 and 10 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto Solo
Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano)
TWENTY DOLLARS


EVERY SUNDAY IN FEBRUARY--STONE OPEN HOUSE
Laurie Anderson and Anna Brenner invite you to Stone Open House
FEEL FREE TO COME IN ANY TIME BETWEEN 3 AND 10PM
From the practical to the theoretical, SOH will be a place to hang out, drink great coffee, read, listen to unusual presentations and invent alternative ways to live and work. Part think tank, part party, SOH will host a series of presentations that cover a wide range of topics- from the history of boilers to teaching music to dogs. In cooperation with Housing Works Book store, SOH will present a library of must-read books for people interested in expanding in unpredictable ways.

2/27 Sunday
OPEN FROM 3PM TO 10PM
Scheduled Lectures: TBA
4PM--
6PM--
8PM--
Admission to the School is FREE. A TEN DOLLAR fee will be collected from those attending each lecture.


3/1 Tuesday
8 pm
MERCE
Shelley Burgon (harp & electronics) Maria Chavez (turntable)

10 pm
Tom Carter
Tom Carter (electric guitar)
looped guitar drones of bottomless grit and beauty. FIVE DOLLARS

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Comments (13)

FUCK YA@!

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 3:15 PM

This is going to be awful

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 3:25 PM

Would do Laswellzorn night but don't even wanna pay 20 bucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 3:51 PM

if you think you're gonna get me to go see a band called SPOOKY GHOST, you're gravely mistaken.

NO FUCKING WAY

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 4:18 PM

If you think I'm gonna share my hummus with you without you chipping in then your gravely mistaken.

NO FUCKING WAY.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 4:40 PM

if you think i'm gonna go see commercial bullshit 5 night runs at t5 or msg instead of going to these, then you're gravy

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 5:12 PM

John Zorn=fraud

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 6:09 PM

> get me to go see a band called SPOOKY GHOST, you're gravely mistaken.

I see what you did there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 6:13 PM

Darn it 3:51 - now that you won't be there, nobody is going to want to go.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 6:29 PM

>John Zorn=fraud

haha. um, yeah. right. apparently, (a) you don't pay attention to music in nyc since the '70s and (b) you are a closed minded fuck. happy life, idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2010 7:32 PM

Oh yes, Zorn is great at squawking on the sax like he was the first free jazzer in the world.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:54 AM

at first i thought it said Louie Anderson, Family Feud baby!

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 1:12 PM

Will Lou and Laurie do classic Lou songs or just that free jazz crap?

Posted by B | December 19, 2010 1:49 PM

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