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John Zorn 60th birthday concerts, NYC, 27 Sep, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens its 25th Anniversary Season with
A wide-ranging festival celebrating the birthday of New York icon John Zorn

Friday, September 27, 2013
Without dictating any of the notes to be played, these pieces use visual cues and graphic scores to structure the interactions of improvisers, resulting in remarkable (and one-of-a-kind) performances. This program brings together works rarely heard in a single evening and features many of Zorn’s longtime collaborators: Cyro Baptista, Uri Caine, Erik Friedlander, George Lewis, Marc Ribot, and many, many others.

Zorn says: "The first real major Game Piece happened in this theatre, back in 1978, when Miller was the McMillin. In September we'll do three sets of Game Pieces written between 1976 and 1989, including Cobra, Rugby, Lacrosse. I think we're going to have some of the best performances of these pieces that have ever happened."

Rugby (1983)
Book of Heads (1978)
Xu Feng (1985)
Hockey (1978)
Fencing (1978)
Bezique (1989)
Lacrosse (1976)
Cobra (1984)

Cyro Baptista, percussion; Joey Baron, percussion; Brian Chase, percussion; Sylvie Courvoisier, piano; Trevor Dunn, bass; Erik Friedlander, cello; Kenny Grohowski, percussion; Okkyung Lee, cello; George Lewis, trombone; John Medeski, piano; James Moore, guitar; Ikue Mori, electronics; Mike Patton, vocals; Mark Ribot, guitar; Marcus Rojas, tuba; Ches Smith, percussion; William Winant, percussion; Kenny Wolleson, percussion; Dither Guitar Quartet; and TALEA ensemble

More info/tix: www.millertheatre.com/Events/EventDetails.aspx?nid=1594

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