Time Out, Photograph: Dominic Perri
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Feb 22 2010
It’s all business at John Zorn’s space on the Lower East Side—and the business is cutting-edge avant-garde music. Each month is curated by one or more artists; the aesthetic is rigorous, which doesn't mean unappealing. There's no bar, no phone, no merchandise—and no better place to become intimate with the world's greatest musical innovators.
What's on at The Stone
Rock, Pop & Hip-hop, Jazz & Experimental
- Critics' pick
British art-rock guitarist, New York improviser and now California composer, Fred Frith is a man of many hats. The eminent avant-gardist turns up here for a week of gigs heavy on collaboration and, we're guessing, spontaneity. We're particularly fired...
Jazz & Experimental
Guitarist Jon Madof, a key figure in the downtown Radical Jewish Culture movement, can shred slash-and-burn fusion or strum mellow tunes with a gracious lyricism. He opens his Stone stay with his signature trio, Rashanim, appearing Dec 2 and 3. The Dec...
Classical and opera
- Critics' pick
Earlier this year, students from the school's Contemporary Improvisation Department so impressed the downtown laureate that he invited them to come play an extended set of his chamber works, hybrid-genre items and game pieces at The Stone. This three-hour...
Experimental & Free improvisation
Maja S. K. Ratkje—a Norwegian composer-vocalist whose bold, borderless work touches on classical music, noise, improv and metal—turns up for a week's worth of collaborations. See thestonenyc.com for a complete schedule.