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Concert: Carl Stone / Susan Alcorn+Biliana Voutchkova Duo

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Sunday March 17 * 8pm * $15 * Tickets

Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling", and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” Born in Los Angeles, Stone now divides his time between Los Angeles and Japan, where he serves on the faculty of Media Engineering at Chukyo University. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. rlsto.net

One of the world’s premiere exponents of her instrument, Susan Alcorn has taken the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country music. Having first paid her dues in Texas country & western bands, she began to expand the vocabulary of her instrument through her study of 20th century classical music, visionary jazz, and world musics. Alcorn has collaborated with numerous artists including Pauline Oliveros, Chris Cutler, Joe McPhee, Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock and Leila Bourdreuil, Evan Parker, Michael Formanek, Zane Campbell, and Mary Halvorson among others. susanalcorn.net

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Biliana Voutchkova is a violinist, composer-performer and improvisor who combines regular performances of major solo violin/ensemble works, new music, and her own work with performative, long length formats, real time composition and improvisation. Her constant research as a creative artist spans the widest possible range of sound and movement and extends her sonic, technical and physical capacities evolving into the development of a highly individual artistic language. Voutchkova holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the Mannes College of Music and is based in Berlin, Germany. Biliana Voutchkova is supported by Goethe Chicago. bilianavoutchkova.net