Antidote x pangbianr pres. Carl Stone

By , 2015年 12月 1日

Antidote x pangbianr are excited to host veteran American composer Carl Stone at Dada Beijing on Thursday, December 10. Stone studied under legendary electronic music composer Morton Subotnick at Cal-Arts in the early ’70s, and went on to establish himself as a world-class pioneer of electro-acoustic and computer-based composition. He’s been called “One of American experimental music’s most eloquent advocates” (Time Out New York), and his music described as “a powerful stimulant, with lingering euphoric effects” (Steve Smith, New York Times).

In Beijing, Stone brings his out sounds to the booth alongside locally-based experimental electronic signal-benders Noise Arcade and Charm, plus a raft of visiting interlopers dropping all manner of alt-future soundscapes into the Gulou dance club’s quivering weeknight atmosphere. Stick around for late sets from Shanghai’s Howell plus hybrid hype from Vancouver’s (x/o) and Sentinel from Baltimore.

50rmb at the door, 10pm start

Artist bios:

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 San Francisco and Japan. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his schedule of performance, composition and touring, he is on the faculty of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan.

Stone utilizes a laptop computer as his primary instrument and his works often feature very slowly developing manipulations of samples of acoustic music, speech, or other sounds. Because of this, as well as his preference for tonal melodic and harmonic materials similar to those used in popular musics, Stone’s work has been associated with the movement known as minimalism.

Prior to his settling on the laptop, in the 1980s, he created a number of electronic and collage works utilizing various electronic equipment as well as turntables. Stone served as president of the American Music Center from 1992 to 1995, and was director of Meet the Composer/California from 1981 to 1997. He also served as music director of KPFK-FM in Los Angeles from 1978 to 1981.

Carl Stone – “Acid Bop #2”


Sentinel is the alias of a Baltimore based progressive experimental sound and visual artist. Compared to artists like Oneohtrix Point Never, M.E.S.H., and Lotic, Sentinel’s music ranges from abstract minimalist sound design, to aggressive club bangers. Using familiar archetypes found in club music, Sentinel juxtaposes these sounds with everyday nature and technology to shape a fantastic almost sci-fi portrayal of contemporary life. As such, Sentinel’s live sets often involve visual elements such as installations, projections, and/or computer programming to further demonstrate his conceptual vision.In mid 2014, Sentinel self-released his first album ‘hybrid,’ showcasing an aesthetic of exaggerated mass marketed masculinity–dark, sleek, and tough–born out of a depressing winter in Baltimore. The album was well received and Sentinel was identified by underground music journalist/specialist, Adam Harper, as one of the key artists in a new wave of online “hi-tech” producers interested in a genre he names “Epic Collage.” Subsequently, it garnered positive buzz internationally from blogs and publications such as Wire magazine, The Fader, and Juno Plus. Most recently, in 2015, Sentinel’s “Sliiingbraid” was featured alongside notable producers such as Arca, Holly Herndon, and Amnesia Scanner on London’s Rinse FM podcast presented by Björk and Tri-Angle Records.


Contrasting harsh processed fragments with her warped vocal harmonies–x/o’s compositions are jarring and aggressive yet cinematic and serene. With themes in strength and healing, Vancouver-based producer and visual artist, Veron Xio, explores abstracted musique concrete and deconstructed pop to create balance within her project x/o.


Noise Arcade is a solo, live electronic project that is based in Beijing. Over the past two years, Noise Arcade has toured China, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, and The Netherlands. In addition to touring, Noise Arcade has released a series of albums for several different labels including Nasty Wizard Recordings, Metaphysical Circuits, and Metal Postcard. The album called Selective Memory recorded for Huashan Records based in Shanghai was selected by Smart Shanghai as one of the best albums for 2014


Charm is the solo project of Josh Feola, a Beijing-based musician, writer, and event curator. Feola has been active in Beijing’s underground experimental music scene since 2010 via his organizational platform pangbianr and as manager of seminal live music venues D-22 and XP. Charm is an ongoing performance and recording project incorporating field recordings, “found” cultural sounds, and decaying feedback/noise/drone collages.

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