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 [...]
Tag Archives: march 2009
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 [...]
Number one (the first thing): playing with Han-earl Park Listening back to the recordings I can’t remember what I was playing or what’s coming next, but I can remember what I was thinking as I played. Such thoughts included “That doesn’t sound like what I expected”, “Now What?”, “Ha!”, “That was cool”, “Where’s he going [...]
What is the status of ‘failure’ in improvisative performance? Is the notion of failure relevant to improvised music? If relevant, is it important in the ongoing practice (evolution, mutation or adaptation) of improvisation? safety… For me ‘oxleygrass (Marie’s phone)’ really doesn’t work as music. I think, at best, it’s a technical demonstration. The ditty didn’t [...]
Audio recordings of the March 10th Stet Lab are now online.
The next Stet Lab takes place in just over one week (Tuesday, March 10th), upstairs @ The Roundy. The event will feature the debut of a live electro-acoustic group, the R.E.A.L. Ensemble.
Stet Lab with the R.E.A.L. Ensemble plus Han-earl Park on Tuesday, March 10th 2009, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
The next Stet Lab (featuring the R.E.A.L. ensemble) will be on Tuesday, March 10th 2009.