John Zorn Presents The Stone Commissioning Series
Bill Frisell + Ikue Mori Duet
6pm doors • 7pm show
New Music. New Jazz. Curated by John Zorn.
The John Zorn Commissioning Series celebrates Zorn’s revolutionary venue, The Stone, a non-profit venue that was “dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde” and served as a vital spot for new music in Manhattan’s Alphabet City for over a decade. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, National Sawdust honors the spirit of the Stone, hosting the world premiere of new works.
This month’s concert features music by Bill Frisell and Ikue Mori. Frisell is a Grammy–nominated composer and guitarist who has been hailed as “one of the most distinctive and original improvising guitarists of our time” (New York Times), and Mori was a core member of the epochal no wave band DNA that reshaped the landscape of experimental rock and noise music. Together, these two virtuosic improvisers will create an all-original sonic landscape built from their distinct individual voices.