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 [...]
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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 takes place this Tuesday (January 4, 2011). The event will feature John Godfrey (not Murray Campbell as previously announced).
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 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.
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.
Stet Lab, Cork, February 10, 2009 Before we go on stage, I joke with Jamie Smith that we’re the two guitarists who’re going to be tripping up each other (and that the drummer, Owen Sutton, will have to pick through the carnage). By ‘tripping up’ I’m not implying that the results weren’t going to be [...]
I usually refrain from commenting/report on a performance of mine, for the reason that I cannot see what I could/should add to the music… in fact, I quite agree with Leo Smith when he writes: “a piece of improvisation has been done, and after it’s done, there’s nothing to be said about it because it [...]
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 [...]
So the Sunday before Stet Lab I did a 24 hour detox, it was tough going as I wasn’t allowed to eat carbs or anything and there is only so much fruit and veg you can eat! Anyway what’s this got to do with Stet Lab? Well I found that January’s Lab was easily the [...]