A quick heads-up: I will be removing some of the audio recordings of Stet Lab’s first year (prior to the November 2008 event). [Listen…] I’ll be removing the audio recordings in August 2013, so you have a few months to download any recordings that you may want to listen to again. I hope to keep [...]
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Between June 2008 and April 2011, fourteen author-practitioners documented over nineteen events from the POV of the stage. The Lab reports were an opportunity for the improviser-musician-performers to explore and explode the processes and practices of music in general, and improvisation in particular. These reports ranged in tone from the oblique, the whimsical, and the [...]
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 [...]
Stet Lab (ir)regulars Marian Murray and Tony O’Connor will be performing at the launch concert of the CD, Rediscovering Locality: A Sonology of Cork Sound Art+. As part of ArtTrail, the event takes place at 8:00 pm on Sunday, November 15th 2009, at the Savoy Mezzanine, Cork, Ireland.
Stet Lab now has a photo gallery hosted at Picasa. Below, for example, are John Hough’s photos (© 2009 John Hough) of the February 2009 Lab with Andrea Bonino, Paul Dowling, Paul Dunmall, Neil O’Loghlen, Katie O’Looney, Han-earl Park, Mark Sanders, Jamie Smith, Owen Sutton, Veronica Tadman and Kevin Terry: The diary has now been [...]
A couple of days after the January Lab, I was discussing with Murray Campbell how you avoid getting too comfortable in the context of group improvisation, and he said something interesting, that you should have a “healthy disrespect for the comfort zone”. It’s an issue that popped up before (I briefly touched on this last [...]
The opening Stet Lab of 2009 takes place in one week (Monday, January 12th). The event will feature the return of the way-out, unconventional fiddle player Murray Campbell.
Stet Lab’s begins 2009 with violinist Murray Campbell on Monday, January 12th 2009, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
I’ve often wondered what goes through an improviser’s head during group improvisation. The improvised public performances I’ve participated in before have been more like improvised compositions in a sense—one person takes charge, or there’s a kind of plan vaguely sketched out (usually with the proviso that things might happen differently). This was my first time [...]