Sunday, April 15, 2007

Carl Stone

Carl Stone

Carl Stone is an award winning composer currently residing in Japan. He has composed for dance, theater, television and the world wide web, and hosts a radio program on KPFA in Berkeley, California. He's released albums on numerous labels including CBS Sony, EAM Discs, New Albion, New Tone labels, t:me recordings, Toshiba-EMI, Trigram and Wizard Records. I've listed most of the labels he's worked with because if I tried to list all the theater directors and choreographers, my intro would be longer than his Q&A. For much more information about his array of accomplishments, be sure to visit his website.

Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Carl Stone...

*Name: Carl Stone

*Do you use a pseudonym? nope

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations:
Either of the first two, not the third.

*Another genre descriptor:
Sampling Neurosis

*Why you use this descriptor:
Nels Cline once referred to my music as Sampling Psychosis,
but that seemed a bit extreme :-)

*Location: Born in LA, moved to San Francisco in 1993. Now living in Tokyo.

*Original Location: Los Angeles, California

*What is your creative/artistic background: From his website: 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 San Francisco 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 Media Department at Chukyo Unoversity in Japan… (continued at website)

*Motivations: eat

*Web address:


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