Okkyung Lee

NYC noise cellist Okkyung Lee is about to kick off a residency at East Village avant-garde artists' space The Stone, which runs from May 6 to 11. She's got some excellent guests appearing throughout the residency, including art pop veteran Laurie Anderson (5/6), no wave veteran Ikue Mori with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer (5/7), Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon (5/7), Norwegian art pop musician Jenny Hval (5/9), Wake Up Awesome collaborator C. Spencer Yeh (5/10), two Kim Gordon/Thurston Moore collaborators -- Bill Nace & Chris Corsano (5/10), and more. Full schedule below.

Okkyung Lee also takes part in Hardcore Activity in Progress (part of Red Bull Music Academy) which happens on May 16 at the Knockdown Center in Queens with Napalm Death, Wolf Eyes, Gunplay, Bastard Noise, The Thing, clipping., Yoshiko Ohara, Gnaw and more. Tickets for that are still available.

Meanwhile, you can catch Ikue Mori at The Stone tonight (5/1) with Annie Gosfield (10 PM set), later this month on 5/21 with Susie Ibarra, and next month (6/11) with Nels Cline.

Jenny Hval also tours with Swans this month, including two NYC shows -- 5/18 at Bowery Ballroom & 5/19 at MHOW. Bowery is sold out but tickets for MHOW are still available.

Okkyung Lee's Stone residency schedule and some videos below...


Thurston Moore / Okkylung Lee / Ikue Mori Trio at Santos in 2009

Okkyung Lee / C Spencer Yeh / Sean Baxter at Festival Densites in 2010


5/6 Tuesday
8 pm
Ches Smith and Okkyung Lee
Ches Smith (drums) Okkyung Lee (cello, composition)
Premiere of Okkyung's new compositions for cello and drums.

10 pm
Laurie Anderson and Okkyung Lee
Laurie Anderson (violin) Okkyung Lee (cello)

Update: It was previously announced that Laurie was at 8 and Ches at 10, but they were switched.

5/7 Wednesday
8 pm
Ikue Mori, Vijay Iyer and Okkyung Lee
Ikue Mori (computer) Vijay Iyer (piano) Okkyung Lee (cello)

10 pm
Kim Gordon and Okkyung Lee
Kim Gordon (guitar, voice) Okkyung Lee (cello)

5/8 Thursday
8 pm
Theo Bleckmann and Okkyung Lee
Theo Bleckmann (voice, electronics) Okkyung Lee (cello)

10 pm
Marina Rosenfeld and Okkyung Lee
Marina Rosenfeld (turntable) Okkyung Lee (cello)

5/9 Friday
8 pm
Perpetual Strangers
Liberty Ellman (guitar) Ches Smith (drums) Tim Lüntzel (bass) Okkyung Lee (cello, composition)

10 pm
Jenny Hval, Håvard Volden and Okkyung Lee
Jenny Hval (voice, keyboard) Håvard Volden (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello)

5/10 Saturday
8 pm
C Spencer Yeh and Okkyung Lee
C Spencer Yeh (violin, voice) Okkyung Lee (cello)

10 pm
Chris Corsano, Bill Nace and Okkyung Lee
Chris Corsano (drums) Bill Nace (guitar) Okkyung Lee (cello)

5/11 Sunday
8 pm
Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey and Okkyung Lee
Craig Taborn (piano) Tyshawn Sorey (drums) Okkyung Lee (cello)

10 pm
Michelle Boulé and Okkyung Lee
Michelle Boulé (objects) Okkyung Lee (cello, sounds)

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