In 2005, John ZORN launched The Stone, a club that does not sell drinks or merchandise, it does not charge commission or aims at generating profit. The Stone has a single goal: to present music and music alone. The entire income from the sale of tickets goes to the musicians. John ZORN, in addition to being the master mind and the curator of the program, financially covered the Club's expenses. Ever since hundreds of musicians of all generations have held thousands of concerts of various types and styles of avant-garde and experimental music.
In 2018, the Stone changed its address. After 13 years, it has left its New York C Avenue address and moved to the New School Glass Box Theater. But that's not all. The Stone continued to move and arrived to Europe for the very first time!
The Stone in Europe Series started in September. Once a month, a band is coming to Europe to hold an exclusive mini tour. To start the European Stone Odyssey, we asked John ZORN to mark his 65th birthday by choosing some of his most exciting works from his ample catalog in order to start the Stone series in Europe and there was no better way to celebrate his birthday than by celebrating his work and his music.
Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Vienna, Rotterdam, Gent, Den Bosch, Amsterdam, Oslo... The Stone rolled into many European cities and Unstable Network was established as independent touring network of European promoters. Project continued with Supernova and New Europeans in 2019.