SUNDAY MARCH 9 – ONE NIGHT ONLY – 8:30 PM
Spectacle Theater and Unseen Worlds present a rare, intimate audiovisual performance by composer Carl Stone and artist Jonathon Rosen. Experience the evocative, inspired practices of Stone and Rosen up close and personal in a risky improvisational setting within the cozy bare-bones Spectacle vibe.
Carl Stone is internationally considered a pioneer in live computer music. In addition to widespread recognition in new music and media arts circles, his acclaimed electro-acoustic compositions have run through film, choreography, radio, theater, and all streams in between. Collaborators have included Nels Cline, Min Xiao-Fen, z’ev, Aki Takahashi, and Otomo Yoshihide. He is on the faculty of the Media Department at Chukyo University, Japan.
Jonathon Rosen’s award-winning work in static and moving pictures have appeared everywhere from The New York Times and Popular Science, to work for The Residents, Tim Burton’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, the PS1 ANIMATIONS show, as well as videos for and performances with Tom Recchion of the legendary Los Angeles Free Music Society. His books INTESTINAL FORTITUDE and THE BIRTH OF MACHINE CONSCIOUSNESS are part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Rosen teaches in the undergraduate illustration, cartooning & MFA Visual Narrative Departments of the School of the Visual Arts, NYC.
This is their first collaboration outside of LA’s famed Anti-Club, where they played together in the 1980’s.
Unseen Worlds is a Brooklyn-based record label releasing quality editions of unheralded and revolutionary avant garde music, including the work of Laurie Spiegel, “Blue” Gene Tyranny, and Lubomyr Melnyk.