John Zorn DJ-set
John Zorn (1953) saxophonist, composer, conductor and producer will turn sixty on 2 September. To celebrate that birthday, he developed a complete programme, together with musician friends, under the name “Zorn at 60”. With this project he will be showcasing a tantalising selection from his projects on 14 July at the Ghent Jazz Festival, a unique musical experience reflecting the diversity and enthusiasm of one of the most talented musicians of his generation.
Apart from the entire day of music dedicated to John Zorn’s 60th birthday, there is also an exposition to visit: Obsessions Collective.
As part of the ‘Zorn at 60’ festivities, the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, USA) asked several artists, writers and musicians their reflections on John Zorn. This resulted in some great words like ‘visionary’, ‘mensch’, ‘dude’, ‘wild man’, ‘iconoclast’ and ‘dreamer’.
Read it here: part 1 – part 2