The Stone at The Drawing Center: Music and Visuals

John Zorn founded The Stone, a project space for experimental music, in 2005. At its former location in the Lower East Side, the venue hosted more than 7,500 music performances, spanning genres from avant-jazz to contemporary classical. Before The Stone moves to its new Greenwich Village space at the New School for Social Research next year, The Drawing Center will host a number of performances by the venue’s alumni, including: Marco Capelli and VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi, Zeena Parkins and Thomas Dunn, Marc Ribot, Ikue Mori and Craig Taborn, Sara Serpa, and Brian Marsella.

Zorn previously organized the 2016 series Basement Performances for The Drawing Center, six nights of events that explored the relationship between drawing, music, and cinema. The Stone at The Drawing Center: Music and Visuals will build on interest generated by this series as well as highlight The Drawing Center’s support of projects that explore connections between visual art and music.

PLEASE NOTE:Doors open at 7:00pm. Please arrive on time. We cannot guarantee entry or seating after 7:30pm, and we cannot offer refunds.

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30pm
Marco Cappelli and VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Marco Cappelli is a guitarist known for his intricate compositions that blend psychedelic washes and funk rhythms. VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi is a producer, performer, musician, DJ, and VJ who creates visuals for performances by remixing live footage and found audio. At The Drawing Center, Cappelli and Pennisi will present Ricercari & Improvisations, for which Cappelli will draw on early-Baroque compositional style to create an intuitive musical performance complemented by a color and light environment constructed by Pennisi. Cappelli was a resident at The Stone in 2015.

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30pm
Zeena Parkins and Thomas Dunn
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Zeena Parkins is a pioneering harpist whose practice has links to performance art and avant-garde traditions. Parkins was a resident at The Stone in 2015. She will perform with an installation by light designer Thomas Dunn, whose work has been featured in recent venues in New York, including The Kitchen, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace, BRIC Arts, and BAM, among many others. Parkins, who had a residency at The Stone in 2015, will also be a resident in August 2017.

Thursday, September 14 at 7:30pm
Marc Ribot
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Marc Ribot is a genre-crossing guitarist who began his career playing at local bars in Maine during the early 1970s. Ribot was active in New York’s experimental Downtown scene in the 1980s and has collaborated with jazz and soul artists Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, and Solomon Burke. Evading categorization, Ribot’s stripped-down, mercurial style is marked by beat poetry and the blues, influences that shine in projects like the Marc Ribot Trio (featuring Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor); Young Philadelphians (featuring Jamaaladeen Tacumah and Calvin Weston); and Ceramic Dog. At The Drawing Center, Ribot will perform live scores for New York-based filmmaker Jennifer Reeves’s Shadows Choose Their Horrors and a selection of Reeves’s short films. Ribot was a resident at The Stone in 2014.

Friday, September 15 at 7:30pm
Ikue Mori and Craig Taborn
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Ikue Mori is best known as a member of the seminal No Wave band DNA, and her works combine drum machines and improvisation. Mori is paired with Craig Taborn, a pianist and electronic musician whose projects build outward from traditional jazz performance. At The Drawing Center, Mori and Taborn will present Pomegranate Seeds, a film by Mori with a live score by Mori and Taborn. Both artists were residents at The Stone in 2016.

Saturday, September 16 at 7:30pm
Sara Serpa
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Originally from Lisbon, Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, and improviser, who has received widespread recognition for her wordless singing. Since moving to New York in 2008, she has been performing and composing jazz as well as improvised and experimental music. At The Drawing Center, Serpa will present Recognition, with Zeena Parkins, on harp, and Mark Turner, on tenor sax, a performance that will combine projected images with written and improvised music and invite viewers to reflect on Portugal’s colonial past.

Sunday, September 17 at 7:30pm
Brian Marsella
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Brian Marsella is a composer and musician who was influenced early on by ragtime and classical music. Known as a versatile pianist, he has toured internationally with Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista’s bands, Beat the Donkey, and Banquet of the Spirits, and is also the leader of the sonic theater supergroup, iMAGiNARiUM. At The Drawing Center, Marsella will present a live score for the 1920 German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Marsella was a resident at The Stone in 2016.











When: Tue., Sep. 12, 2017 - Sun., Sep. 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Where: The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St. (Grand-Broome Sts.)
212-219-2166
Price: $20
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John Zorn founded The Stone, a project space for experimental music, in 2005. At its former location in the Lower East Side, the venue hosted more than 7,500 music performances, spanning genres from avant-jazz to contemporary classical. Before The Stone moves to its new Greenwich Village space at the New School for Social Research next year, The Drawing Center will host a number of performances by the venue’s alumni, including: Marco Capelli and VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi, Zeena Parkins and Thomas Dunn, Marc Ribot, Ikue Mori and Craig Taborn, Sara Serpa, and Brian Marsella.

Zorn previously organized the 2016 series Basement Performances for The Drawing Center, six nights of events that explored the relationship between drawing, music, and cinema. The Stone at The Drawing Center: Music and Visuals will build on interest generated by this series as well as highlight The Drawing Center’s support of projects that explore connections between visual art and music.

PLEASE NOTE:Doors open at 7:00pm. Please arrive on time. We cannot guarantee entry or seating after 7:30pm, and we cannot offer refunds.

Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30pm
Marco Cappelli and VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Marco Cappelli is a guitarist known for his intricate compositions that blend psychedelic washes and funk rhythms. VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi is a producer, performer, musician, DJ, and VJ who creates visuals for performances by remixing live footage and found audio. At The Drawing Center, Cappelli and Pennisi will present Ricercari & Improvisations, for which Cappelli will draw on early-Baroque compositional style to create an intuitive musical performance complemented by a color and light environment constructed by Pennisi. Cappelli was a resident at The Stone in 2015.

Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30pm
Zeena Parkins and Thomas Dunn
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Zeena Parkins is a pioneering harpist whose practice has links to performance art and avant-garde traditions. Parkins was a resident at The Stone in 2015. She will perform with an installation by light designer Thomas Dunn, whose work has been featured in recent venues in New York, including The Kitchen, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace, BRIC Arts, and BAM, among many others. Parkins, who had a residency at The Stone in 2015, will also be a resident in August 2017.

Thursday, September 14 at 7:30pm
Marc Ribot
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Marc Ribot is a genre-crossing guitarist who began his career playing at local bars in Maine during the early 1970s. Ribot was active in New York’s experimental Downtown scene in the 1980s and has collaborated with jazz and soul artists Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, and Solomon Burke. Evading categorization, Ribot’s stripped-down, mercurial style is marked by beat poetry and the blues, influences that shine in projects like the Marc Ribot Trio (featuring Henry Grimes and Chad Taylor); Young Philadelphians (featuring Jamaaladeen Tacumah and Calvin Weston); and Ceramic Dog. At The Drawing Center, Ribot will perform live scores for New York-based filmmaker Jennifer Reeves’s Shadows Choose Their Horrors and a selection of Reeves’s short films. Ribot was a resident at The Stone in 2014.

Friday, September 15 at 7:30pm
Ikue Mori and Craig Taborn
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Ikue Mori is best known as a member of the seminal No Wave band DNA, and her works combine drum machines and improvisation. Mori is paired with Craig Taborn, a pianist and electronic musician whose projects build outward from traditional jazz performance. At The Drawing Center, Mori and Taborn will present Pomegranate Seeds, a film by Mori with a live score by Mori and Taborn. Both artists were residents at The Stone in 2016.

Saturday, September 16 at 7:30pm
Sara Serpa
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Originally from Lisbon, Sara Serpa is a singer, composer, and improviser, who has received widespread recognition for her wordless singing. Since moving to New York in 2008, she has been performing and composing jazz as well as improvised and experimental music. At The Drawing Center, Serpa will present Recognition, with Zeena Parkins, on harp, and Mark Turner, on tenor sax, a performance that will combine projected images with written and improvised music and invite viewers to reflect on Portugal’s colonial past.

Sunday, September 17 at 7:30pm
Brian Marsella
Tickets $20 via eventbrite here

Brian Marsella is a composer and musician who was influenced early on by ragtime and classical music. Known as a versatile pianist, he has toured internationally with Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista’s bands, Beat the Donkey, and Banquet of the Spirits, and is also the leader of the sonic theater supergroup, iMAGiNARiUM. At The Drawing Center, Marsella will present a live score for the 1920 German Expressionist film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Marsella was a resident at The Stone in 2016.