Carl Stone – Imaginary Landscape

Sunday, March 3 2019
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Across the 1980s-1990s, Angelino composer Carl Stone hosted the radio show Imaginary Landscape on KPFK. Broadcasting every week for several years the show has been a key space for avant-garde electronic music, sound arts and their contributors. Spreading the sounds but also the stories of the artists that created them, Imaginary Landscape can be credited for its documentarian perspective. Stone received many pioneers and important figures of electronic music as guests on the show. Bringing music and interviews together, the show gives unique insights on the composers’ creative processes, their relation with sounds and technologies, the evolution of their careers in such particular music worlds. As an early contribution to the documentation of electronic music and sound arts, Imaginary Landscape carries a definite contemporary relevance. For those reasons, several episodes of the show have been selected and will be aired and archived on dublab. Newly edited and re-mastered, those episodes feature unreleased works and live performances from the composers included in the archival series: David Behrman, Harold Budd, Alvin Curran, Brian Eno, Rolf Julius, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Morton Subotnick, Toru Takemitsu, Chen Yi, and Frank Zappa.

Carl Stone is a composer and radio producer from Los Angeles. He studied composition at CalArts in the 1970s and can be considered as a pioneer of live computer music. He later moved to San Francisco and then Tokyo, where he teaches at Chukyo University. He was the music director and program producer at KPFK FM, from 1977 to 1993.

Project coordination and texts by Samuel Lamontagne

Graphic design by Jay Are


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