Realistic Monk – the title a simple anagram of the names of its members – is a new performance project from Carl Stone in collaboration with artist/composer Miki Yui. The unit concentrates on smaller sounds, sometimes at the edge of perception, encouraging concentrated listening as they create deep soundscapes that emerge out of voices, noises, field recordings and acoustic feedback.
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. Recordings of Carl Stone’s music have been released on New Albion, CBS Sony, Toshiba-EMI, EAM Discs, Wizard Records, Trigram, t:me recordings, New Tone/Robi Droli, Unseen World and various other labels.
Miki Yui, *1971 in Tokyo, is a Japanese artist, composer and musician based in Düsseldorf since 1994. As a multidisciplinary artist, she’s crossing the boundaries of music, performance, radio production, drawing and installation. With the background in fine art, she explores the grey zone of our perception and imagination and creates subtle and poetic works, which are shown in Europe and in Asia.
“Starting from a perception of the faintest sounds and noises, Miki Yui develops pieces of music, drawings and sound installations that are subtle references to existence.” (Erich Franz)
“Miki Yui’s work deals with the memory of lived events. Focusing in particular on images and sounds, it reveals the trace, or wake, that these leave behind as they fade, after having appeared (in the former case) or been produced (in the latter).” (Carlo Fossati)
Carl Stone + Miki Yui: Realistic Monk
Saturday, 22nd September 2018 | Doors 20:30 CET | Starts 21:00 CET
ausland | Lychener Straße 60 | 10437 Berlin
Photo © Realistic Monk