Wednesday 31 July 07:00pm

John Zorn's Stone Commissioning Series presents: Brian Chase

featuring Zeena Parkins & Ursula Scherrer

6pm doors • 7pm show


New Music. New Jazz. Curated by John Zorn.

The John Zorn Commissioning Series celebrates The Stone, Zorn’s revolutionary venue 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 premieres of new works.

This month’s concert spotlights renowned drummer Brian Chase. Chase “is best known as a member of the vital indie-rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but that only reveals the tip of the iceberg where his creative life is concerned. A longtime participant in New York City’s busy underground-music scene, Chase has performed and recorded with a dizzying range of innovators” (Steve Smith).

For this concert, Chase will present two beloved projects with two esteemed collaborators. The first will be a performance of his Drums and Drones material (“an indispensable statement on how drummers hear sound” — The Wire) accompanied by the stunning visuals of video artist Ursula Scherrer. The second will be a duo set with harpist and composer Zeena Parkins. This concert will be a special record release event for Zeena and Brian’s new record, Live At San Damiano Mission.