Carl Stone and Gil Kuno at Ausland / Tuesday, 08.09.2015

Carl Stone is a live computer music pioneer. He weaves samples in organic loops – in each iteration, the sample is slightly modified. At Ausland, he is accompanied by Gil Kuno, who also plays electronic devices. The will play two solo and one duo set.

Stone utilizes a laptop computer as his primary instrument and his works often feature very slowly developing manipulations of samples of acoustic music, speech, or other sounds. Because of this, as well as his preference for tonal melodic and harmonic materials similar to those used in popular musics, Stone’s work has been associated with the movement known as minimalism.

Prior to his settling on the laptop, in the 1980s, he created a number of electronic and collage works utilizing various electronic equipment as well as turntables.

Gil Kuno’s (b. Los Angeles) great grandparents moved from Japan to Los Angeles over 80 years ago – the family have lived in LA for longer than most Angelinos today. In his art, he experiments with sound and audio-visual synergy.

Gil tries to redirect the flow of the mind outside of the set patterns we are taught by society to construct. In his work, he attempts to displace natural activity from its context, revealing an otherwise hidden level of metaphorical absurdity within the ordinary patterns present before our eyes.

By re-envisioning experiences common within everyday life, Gil’s aim is to push people away from paradigmatic thinking. He takes a whimsical approach in subverting common perception of reality; exaggerated perception and derailed reality are central themes to his work.


Carl Stone and Gil Kuno

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 | 21:00 CET
Ausland | Lychener Str. 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg


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