John Zorn
John Zorn

Avant-garde sax great John Zorn has been celebrating his 60th birthday this year with a ton of NYC shows. The celebration, dubbed Zorn@60, has been going on for months, and there's only a few events left.

Tonight (9/27), Zorn does his third of three nights at Miller Theatre at Columbia University. At tonight's show, he'll be performing work from all over his career, and will be joined by many collaborators including Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk), Ikue Mori (DNA, Kim Gordon collaborator, etc), Marc Ribot, Erik Friedlander and many more. More details here. Tickets are still available.

Then on Saturday (9/28), he'll (literally) be at The Met all day with multiple performances from 10 AM to 8:30 PM. Many other performers will be at these too, including Bill Frisell, Mike Patton, Erik Friedlander, Abby Fischer and more. The performances are free with museum admission. Full schedule for the day, below.

On Sunday (9/29), he'll be at Le Poisson Rouge for two shows (6:30 PM and 10 PM), both of which include Mike Patton, John Medeski, Trevor Dunn, and Joey Baron. The early show also has a few other names, like Marc Ribot and more. TIckets for the early show and the late show are on sale now.

Finally, Zorn will team up with Japanese composer/musician/film scorer Ryuichi Sakamoto (of Yellow Magic) for an improvised evening of music on October 4 at Japan Society (333 E 47th St). This one is sold out.

Schedule for Zorn's day at The Met, and a live video from 1992, below...


John Zorn's Naked City - Live in NY - April 9th 1992 (full show)

John Zorn at The Met - 9/28/13 Schedule

10:00 a.m.: The Great Hall
Opening Antiphonal Fanfare for Six Trumpets- Nate Botts, Wayne DuMaine, Gareth Flowers, Josh Frank, Stephanie Richards, Tim Leopold, trumpets [New work--World premiere]
10:15 a.m.: The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
Gnostic Preludes - Bill Frisell, guitar; Kenny Wollesen, vibraphone; Carol Emanuel, harp
11:00 a.m.: The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Gallery for Assyrian Art
Volac -Masada: Book of Angels - Erik Friedlander, cello
12:00 p.m.: Medieval Sculpture Hall
The Holy Visions -Jane Sheldon, Sarah Brailey, Abby Fischer, Mellissa Hughes, Kirsten Sollek, vocalists
1:00 p.m.: The Virginia and Leonard Marx Gallery in The American Wing
All Hallows' Eve - Chris Otto, violin; Dave Fulmer, viola; Jay Campbell, cello
2:00 p.m.: Abstract Expressionism Gallery 921 featuring Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm (No. 30)
Duo Improvisation by John Zorn, alto saxophone; Milford Graves, drums
3:00 p.m.: Melanesia Gallery 354
Dark River - William Winant, Alex Lipowski, percussion
3:12 p.m.: Melanesia Gallery 354
Gri Gri - William Winant, percussion
4:00 p.m.: The School of Paris Gallery 901 featuring Balthus' The Mountain
Earthspirit- Jane Sheldon, Mellissa Hughes, Kirsten Sollek, vocalists
4:15 p.m.: The School of Paris Gallery 901 featuring Balthus' The Mountain
Passagen-Pauline Kim, violin
5:00 p.m.: The Vélez Blanco Patio
Mycale -- Masada: Book of Angels -- Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Sofia Rei, Malika Zarra, Sara Serpa, vocalists
6:00 p.m.: British Eighteenth-Century Painting Gallery 629. This performance is inspired by Pieter van Laer, called Il Bamboccio, Magic Scene with Self-Portrait (L.2006.30) located in adjacent Dutch History Painting Gallery 631
The Alchemist - Pauline Kim and Jesse Mills, violin; Dave Fulmer, viola; Jay Campbell, cello
7:00 p.m.: The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing
Litany IV (for Heliogabalus)--Mike Patton, solo voice
8:00 p.m.: The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Arms and Armor Court
The Hermetic Organ: Office No. 10 - John Zorn, organ (on the Appleton Organ of the Musical Instruments Collection)

Ambient Sounds:
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Tomb Chapel of Raemkai Gallery 102
IAO by John Zorn
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Patti Cadby Birch Gallery for art from Spain, North Africa, and the Western Mediterranean Gallery 457
Shanir Blumenkranz, Solo oud player


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