Carl Stone, Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Carl Stone

Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society

Fri, September 13, 2019

8:30 pm

Constellation

Chicago, IL

$15 - $17

This event is 18 and over

Carl Stone
Carl Stone
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between Los Angeles and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan.
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society
Joshua Abrams - guimbri
Lisa Alvarado - harmonium, gongs
Mikel Avery - gongs, tam tam
Ben Boye - piano
Hamid Drake - tabla, frame drum
Ben Lamar Gay - cornet
Nick Mazzarella - alto saxophone
Jason Stein - bass clarinet

 Joshua Abrams formed Natural Information Society (NIS) in 2010. Working from Abrams' orchestration of traditional and contemporary instrumentation, NIS creates long-form psychedelic environments informed by jazz, minimalism, and traditional musics.  The group’s 2015 album, "Simultonality," appeared on many year-end lists including Rolling Stone, Uncut, and The Wire. "Mandatory Reality," the band’s latest recording, was released by Eremite Records in April 2019.

“Abrams has created a rare and wonderful thing, a whirling, warm-blooded extension of the cosmic traveler’s inner consciousness, filled with surprise and steadiness instead of apprehension and fear; a world where we all ought to try to live. Fans of raga, psychedelic rock, jazz and world music are in for a real treat” —Doug Mosurock, dustedmagazine.com

“It’s music that hints at the ceremonial without losing its modern bearings.” —Nate Chinen, The New York Times
Venue Information:
Constellation
3111 N. Western
Chicago, IL, 60618