Carl Stone and Eric Theise: A Conversation

by Plutopia News Network
Photo of Carl Stone performing. Photo by Akira Saito

Plutopia News Network invited Carl Stone and Eric Theise for a conversation mainly focusing on Carl’s work/play as an electronic composer. Carl and Eric recently performed sold-out shows together in Northern California, with Carl playing electronic compositions via laptop, and Eric creating visuals.

Carl Stone is a pioneer of live computer music, hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan.

Eric Theise is a San Francisco-based experimental filmmaker, photographer and vocalizer. He’s also a full stack developer focusing on maps and other visualization, and an operations researcher.

Performance Videos:

Listen to Carl’s latest album, “Wat Dong Moon Lek”

Photo: Akira Saito

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