A pioneer of live computer music, Carl Stone has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” Carl studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney and has composed electro-acoustic music since 1972, using computers in live performance since 1986. His works have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. In addition to his touring and composition schedule, he is on the faculty of the Department of Media Engineering at Chukyo University in Japan. Awards include the Freeman Award, and grants from the NEA, Rockefeller Foundation, and Foundation for Performance Arts. Carl has released music on New Albion, CBS Sony, Toshiba-EMI, EAM Discs, Wizard Records, Trigram, t:me recordings, New Tone/Robi Droli, and Unseen World.