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Karen Stackpole

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Musician of Jazz, Rock and Electronic

Karen Stackpole is a Bay Area percussionist and improviser who performs and records using gongs, scrap metal, and a range of "ethnic" instruments. With Aidan McIntyre, she is one half of the duo Euphonics. Stackpole also performs and records with the improvising quartet Vorticella (with Brenda Hutchinson, Krys Bobrowski, and Erin Espeland), and the Left Coast Improv group, Ghost in the House (with David Michalak, Kyle Bruckman, and Tom Nunn). She is the drummer for Cactus Motel and has played with Malcolm Mooney and The Tenth Planet, Moxie, Bolshoi Rodeo, and Rare Thing; as well as collaborating with Gino Robair, Jack Wright, Myles Boisen, John Shiurba, Chris Heenan, Steve Roden, Rod Poole, Tucker Dulin, and John Schott. Stackpole also operates Stray Dog Recording Services and works as a freelance writer for DRUM! and Electronic Musician magazines.

     
Instruments
  • Percussion
  • Drums
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
jug o' rum for amphibeings on Talking Frog by William Noertker & Karen Stackpole
Ice (Live) on Iridescence by Ken Field, Eric Glick Rieman & Karen Stackpole
language of the lilypads on Talking Frog by William Noertker & Karen Stackpole
leapfroggin' on Talking Frog by William Noertker & Karen Stackpole
skin that breathes on Talking Frog by William Noertker & Karen Stackpole
Cinders (Live) on Iridescence by Ken Field, Eric Glick Rieman & Karen Stackpole
Inside (Live) on Iridescence by Ken Field, Eric Glick Rieman & Karen Stackpole
Recede (Live) on Iridescence by Ken Field, Eric Glick Rieman & Karen Stackpole

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Machine ShopKaren Stackpole with Die Elektrischen2010Album
Karen StackpoleKaren Stackpole2003Album
Grand MalKyle Bruckmann ▪ Ernesto Diaz-Infante ▪ John Shiurba ▪ Karen Stackpole2003Album
Mutable WitnessJohn Shiurba / Damon Smith / Karen Stackpole / Jack Wright1999Album
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