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The Wire Tapper 50

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Carl Stone. Photo courtesy of

"Han Yan"

From Himalaya

Hailed by Village Voice as “the king of sampling”, US composer Carl Stone has been using computers in live performance since 1986. Born in Los Angeles, he studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney, and has composed electroacoustic music almost exclusively since 1972. He now divides his time between Los Angeles and Japan, where he is on the faculties of Tokyo University and Chukyo University.,