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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Stet Lab featuring Anthony O’Connor will take place on Monday, Monday, April 11, 2011, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
I’m sitting in London writing this. [I’m typing this up in Cork several days later, however….] My initial idea for this report, fueled by my less-than-wonderful playing with Paul Dunmall (Paul, of course, is never less than fantastic) [info on this performance…], was to write about the tightrope balancing act between playing something—crafting something—‘musically’ satisfactory (however [...]
Stet Lab featuring Bruce Coates and Jonny Marks with Han-earl Park and Owen Sutton, plus Paul Dowling, Vicky Langan and James O’Gorman on Monday, May 11th 2009, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
Stet Lab’s final event of 2008 featuring saxophonist Bruce Coates on Tuesday, December 9th 2008, upstairs @ The Roundy, Castle Street, Cork, Ireland.
Normally, nothing runs through my head when improvising. Occasionally, a thought will suggest, in an unobtrusive way, “Oh, that’s quite cool, you should copy that”. Or, as when I was first messing around with extended techniques on my bass, “My luthier’s gonna kill me…” But, at this Stet Lab, for the first time, a thought [...]
It’s good, I think, to think tactically about improvisation, and group improvisation in particular. You know, however, that you’ve lost the game in improvisation when you’re preempting the music. You don’t want to be thinking this is how it should be, goddamnit, and I will fit that square piece into that triangular hole. Much more [...]
Audio recordings of the July 10th Stet Lab are now online.
The Cork Indy has a little article on Mike Hurley and Stet Lab.