Thursday 26 December 07:00pm

John Zorn's Stone Commissioning Series presents: Patricia Brennan’s MOCH

Raíces Jarochas (Roots from Veracruz)

6pm doors • 7pm show


The John Zorn Commissioning Series celebrates The Stone, Zorn’s revolutionary venue “dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde,” which served as a vital spot for new music in the East Village for over a decade. Held on the last Wednesday of every month, National Sawdust honors the spirit of The Stone, hosting artists selected by John Zorn presenting world premieres of new works.

Percussionist and composer Patricia Brennan’s 8-part audiovisual suite Raíces Jarochas (tr. Roots from Veracruz) is inspired by sounds and memories from Brennan’s native Veracruz, a hidden gem of Mexico. From Afro-Latino influences to mestizo traditions, this project explores the people and history that have shaped this multifaceted city since the early 16th century. Brennan performs with her group MOCH — Nahuatl for “all, everything” — comprising Michael Formanek (bass), Mauricio Herrera (percussion), and Noel Brennan (turntables, electronics, interactive video).

To mark the occasion of the premiere of Raíces Jarochas, Cosmico will be adding post-performance comidas jarochas to their regular menu. Thank you, Tamy & Felipe!