As previously announced, after thirty-two events over three and a quarter years, I’ve stepped down as curator of Stet Lab as of February 2011. The duties of running the Lab now are in the very capable hands of Veronica Tadman, Tony O’Connor, Athos Tsiopani with curatorial duties handled by Kevin Terry (Kevin and Tony performed [...]
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Not strictly speaking a Stet Lab event (see note below), but the musical automaton and machine improviser io 0.0.1 beta++ will be performing with Stet Lab founder/curator Han-earl Park (guitar) and past guest artists Bruce Coates and Franziska Schroeder (saxophones) at Blackrock Castle Observatory (Cork, Ireland) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. [Details…] note: I’m plugging the performance here because Franziska’s appearance [...]
Since Paul Stapleton asked for feedback, I’ve decided to answer the query with three (plus one) simple questions: 1. Is ‘success’ (however that’s defined) a meaningful idea in approaching (as listener or performer) improvisation? I’ve tried to address this issue from the other side before, so let me paraphrase that here: What is the status [...]
The flooding in Cork city has affected the Lewis Glucksman Gallery. The Gallery has offered generous behind-the-scenes support to Stet Lab, and they’ve hosted improvised music performances by guests of the Lab (including Paul Dunmall, Don Malone, Mark Sanders, John Godfrey, Mick O’Shea, Franziska Schroeder, Bruce Coates and Jamie Smith), numerous Stet Lab (ir)regulars and occasional drop-ins (including Han-earl Park, Neil O’Loghlen, Niwel Tsumbu and Christian Martin).
Stet Lab takes place this coming Tuesday (November 10, 2009), upstairs @ The Roundy. Featuring the Bologna-based trio Filario Farinoppo, the event will mark Stet Lab’s second birthday.
I’ve said previously that “I’d be lying if I said I did not have allegiances—in idiom, in tradition, and in practice—I do, but I want to stress the possibility of trans-cultural meetings and creative (mis)understandings.” I don’t subscribe to a silly ideology of some impossibly impartial, neutral, transcendental performance, free of tradition, history, identity. I’m [...]
Somewhere in Belfast, May 16, 2009 Snippets from a conversation between three musicians: “Man, I should play more free jazz.” “It’s not an idiom at all…” “…a tradition? …a practice?” “Just play all over the keyboard.” “It is so much fun.” “Why don’t I do this all the time?” “There’s nothing better.” “There really isn’t.” [...]
Stet Lab with Juniper Hill and Han-earl Park; Piaras Hoban and Veronica Tadman plus guests; and Síofra Fitzgerald and Kevin Terry takes place on Monday, June 8th 2009, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
Audio recordings of the May 11th Stet Lab are now online.
Stet Lab takes place this coming Monday (May 11th 2009), upstairs @ The Roundy. The event will feature saxophonist Bruce Coates experimental vocalist Jonny Marks.