John Zorn's Stone Commissioning Series presents: Ned Rothenberg & John Zorn
"Kakeai" with John Zorn and "The World of Odd Harmonics"
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 multi-instrumentalist reed player Ned Rothenberg. Rothenberg’s playing is distinguished by its “precision” and “the sheer quality of his tone” that results in “absolute beauty” (Point of Departure). His latest album explores the possibilities of the solo clarinet, and over the course of the evening, Rothenberg will play several expressive solos interspersed with duets between Rothenberg and John Zorn himself.