09 aprile 2018

L'avventurosa storia del club newyorkese The Stone - ben tredici anni nella sede all'angolo di East 2nd Street e Avenue C - raccontata in poche battute da Sasha Frere-Jones e John Zorn. Ora le attività si sono pienamente trasferite presso The New School Glass Box Theater: https://www.artforum.com/music/sasha-frere-jones-on-the-closing-of-the-stone-s-second-street-location-74880

“From the beginning, the driving idea behind The Stone has been to provide a home for avant-garde musicians to perform in an intimate and supportive environment. The New School and The Stone are natural partners in their fundamental belief in the importance of freedom of thought and expression. What is more, the venue has always been, and will remain artist-centric,” says Richard Kessler, Executive Dean of College of Performing Arts and Dean of Mannes School of Music. “It has been a joy to work with my hero, John Zorn, to bring The Stone and The New School together.”
The partnership between The Stone and The New School began in 2013 when Kessler and Zorn began a monthly series of half-day residencies at The New School, “The Stone Workshops at The New School, Curated by John Zorn”. With The Stone itself now in residence, the partnership will deepen and will also include opportunities for students at The New School to attend performances, attend open rehearsals, work with The Stone through production internships, collaborate and learn from Stone artists, and more.
Located in Arnhold Hall at 55 West 13th Street, The Stone at The New School will operate Tuesday through Saturday evenings, presenting one show a night. Designed by architectural firm Deborah Berke Partners, the Glass Box Theater is a state-of-the-art ground level performing arts space surrounded by windows to the street.