Momenta Quartet at the Stone, January 8, 2013
The New York Times, Jan. 10, 2013
Another review from the series curated by David Fulmer at the Stone in January, now concluded. As it happens, Fulmer's stint was among the last of the two-week curatorial runs that have been Stone policy since the space opened in 2005, at which time a single artist booked each entire month. In April, the Stone will switch to weeklong artist residencies, in which a given performer might choose to be the sole or primary performer.
Before then, however, there's plenty to be savored in the remaining nights of a current run programmed by jazz guitarist and bassist Joe Morris. The first two-week series in February is one I'm especially looking forward to: Franklin Teagle, a synthesizer player and the head of two cassette labels, Tranquility Tapes and Anathema Sound, is bringing to New York a wide range of artists within his sphere, including the local debut of two artists I'm extremely keen to see: Grant Evans, whose double-cassette release Winds Over Silmäterä was on my top 10 list for 2011, and Rachel Evans, Grant's wife, whose self-titled double-LP release as Motion Sickness of Time Travel hit my top 10 in 2012. Both perform on Friday, February 1…and it should be good and crowded.
Guitar hero Vernon Reid is overseeing the last two weeks of February. Guitarist David Scanlon, from the trio Pet Bottle Ningen, has booked the first two weeks of March. And the final two-week curatorial run at the Stone, running March 17–31, is programmed by Alex Lipowski, percussionist and driving force of the Talea Ensemble, whose series includes a healthy number of the city's most gifted and curious contemporary-classical players. Take a look.