3 different concerts by Ikue Mori at The Stone.
The Stone, the space created in 2005 by John Zorn in New York’s Greenwich Village – and which since 2018 has been located in Arnhold Hall at The New School University – to showcase the most advanced musical experimentation, will have the Japanese composer and percussionist Ikue Mori (Tokyo, 1953) as “resident” composer from Thursday until Saturday 11. On her arrival in New York in 1977 she became the drummer of the no-wave band DNA founded by Arto Lindsay. Throughout the 1980s she began her evolution, collaborating with countless musicians, from Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon to harpist Zeena Parkins, guitarist Fred Frith and her extensive collaboration with John Zorn. Today, Mori uses laptops to create dark, spectral music, often in collaboration with one or two other improvisers. In these three days at The Stone he will offer three very different concerts: today Thursday he will perform solo with his electronic programming; tomorrow he will perform with pianist Craig Taborn, playing the album they recorded together in 2017 Highsmith, and finally on Saturday she will join keyboardist Brian Marsella and percussionist Sae Hashimoto to present Archipelago X, the album they released last May.
© Photography by Scott Irvine downloades from Ikue Mori’s website.