Monday, February 17, 2014
You give experimental music a bad name (bad name)
The NY Times ran a brief profile on the Stone recently titled "In the Church of Difficult Music." Whew, that's sure to drum up some more business for the last bastion of experimental music in Manhattan! It's true that a lot of the music played at the Stone is not for everyone, but I really take issue with typecasting it all as "difficult", a word too often thrown at contemporary music. Why can't they try a word like "adventurous"? Also, there's such a wide variety of music at the Stone, they make it sound like every night there's some crazy unlistenable avant garde ceremony taking place.