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date: 13 November 2019

Stone, Carl (Joseph)locked

  • Ingram D. Marshall

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(Joseph)

(b Los Angeles, CA, Feb 10, 1953). American composer and radio producer. He studied composition with Tenney and Subotnick at the California Institue of the Arts (BFA 1975), where he became involved with experimental and electro-acoustic music. From 1974 he resided in Los Angeles, working for the Independent Composers Association and as director of KPFA radio, for which he produced numerous concerts of experimental and contemporary music. He has also served as president of the AMC.

In the 1980s he developed a reputation as an innovative and avant-garde performer of live electronic and computer music. Most of his compositions are performed in real time and involve processing devices. He has travelled and performed widely, especially in Japan where his work is particularly esteemed; a grant from the Asian Cultural Council took him to Japan for six months in 1989 for research purposes, and while there he also performed and lectured in several cities. Many of his works describe a gradually unfolding process, but often in reverse of the expected. The opening passage of ...

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