Stone Forest Ensemble
The Stone Forest Ensemble is Hip-Hop. Is Classical. Is African Drums. Is Chinese Lute.
The Stone Forest Ensemble is the huddled mass of MCs freestyling by the corner store in Brooklyn. The string quartet tuning back stage at the Manhattan conservatory. The hundred pairs of hands in the drum circle beating the body of one rhythm. The sharp fragments of sound flickering from the Pipa and filling the space that stretches from the tunnels of the NY subway to the palaces of Beijing.
The Stone Forest Ensemble is from America. Is from China. Is from Sri Lanka. Is from Russia. Is from Japan.
The Stone Forest Ensemble is the people of New York City as a symbol of the people of the world.
- Performed at Kollaboration Los Angeles in 2008