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The Stone Series: SYLVIE COURVOISIER - Mary Halvorson Duo


Mary Halvorson- guitar

Sylvie Courvoisier - piano

Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist, composer, and improviser. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Courvoisier moved to New York in 1998 and has lived in Brooklyn since that time. She has led multiple groups and has been commissioned to write music for concerts, radio, dance, and theater. Courvoisier has recorded nine albums as a bandleader, 25 as a co-leader, and 25 as a side-person, notably on ECM, Tzadik, and Intakt Records. She has toured widely across the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Japan.

Mary Halvorson has been active in New York since 2002. Halvorson became a member of several bands founded by mentor Anthony Braxton. Ms. Halvorson has also performed alongside guitarist Marc Ribot, and with the bassist Trevor Dunn. As a bandleader, one of Ms. Halvorson’s primary outlets is her longstanding trio, featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Ches Smith. Recently she formed an octet, adding Jonathan Finlayson, Jon Irabagon and Ingrid Laubrock, Jacob Garchik, and Susan Alcorn. Their 2016 debut album was titled Away With You.

THE STONE SERIES at happylucky no. 1

2 night residencies

Friday-Saturday weekends