Carl Stone, Ariel Kalma & Ariadne / Wednesday, 26.06.2019
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.
Born and raised in Paris, France, Ariel Kalma started playing the recorder and saxophone at a young age. During his successive studies of Electronics, Computer Science, Music and Art in Paris, he acquired assorted experiences in medieval French, electro-acoustic, and modal music. Travels broadened Ariel’s musical horizons tremendously; listening to and playing with different styles, people, and instruments, intricate scales, techniques, timing and rhythms.
After learning circular breathing from a snake charmer in India, Ariel practiced it on soprano sax. Returning to France in late ’76, Ariel included those sounds into his own long-delay-effect system. With his passion for recording and sound, Ariel was naturally drawn to studio work and spent some time as technical assistant at Paris’ GRM – Musical Research Group. Over three decades, Ariel Kalma published a long run of records and cassettes. His compositions have been used for modern dance-theatre, films, musical poetry, guided meditations, transformational groups and could be said to have contributed to the birth of musical genres such as minimal music, ambient and new age
Ariadne is an A/V experimental sacred music duo comprised of Christine Papania (voice, electronics) and Benjamin Forest (electronics). With a focus on interspersing the ritualism of ancient spirituality and the secular iconography of the postmodern, Ariadne flawlessly bridge the two worlds through their intricate musical compositions, striking digital visuals, and captivating live performances.
Since 2015 the Kiezsalon has offered a forum for innovative musical activity beyond genre boundaries. As an interface between avant-garde, advanced pop music and interdisciplinary art, the series presents compact performances of 30 minutes by artists of diverse genres, origin and status. Initiated by Digital in Berlin and based at one of the last authentic locations in Berlin – the 120-year-old, hidden Musikbrauerei. Following five exciting years, the Kiezsalon has established itself as one of the most popular and successful series in Berlin, so far hosting more than 100 acts from 32 countries.
Carl Stone, Ariel Kalma & Ariadne LIVE
Decks: Silvia Kastel
Wednesday, 26th June 2019 | Doors 20:00 CET | Start 21:00 CET
Musikbrauerei | Greifswalder Strasse 23a in 10407 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg
Tickets available via Eventbrite: kiezsalon.eventbrite.co.uk
The Kiezsalon is curated by Michael Rosen and funded by Senate Department for Culture and Europe.