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.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between Tokyo and the West Coast USA. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney. He is one of the founding members of “Die Neue Nagoyar Schule” (with Nobuyasu Sakonda, Yuko Nexus6, and Masahiro Miwa). A winner of numerous awards for his compositions, Stone is also the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Foundation for Performance Arts. In 2001 He joined the faculty of Chukyo University’s School of Cognitive and Computer Sciences Department of Information Media Technology, in Japan. Recent festival appearances include the SCREAM Festival (Los Angeles), Nuit Electro (Paris), Puddles (Tokyo), Transonic Festival (Berlin), Presences Electroniques (Paris). FBI (Osaka).

In addition to having corners on MIXI and MySpace, Stone’s own web site can be found at

Zazang - Vibrö 4 (track 10)
A raga in Niagara!
© Carl Stone / Electro-Acoustic Music 2007
Visuals by unknown.

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