This is the second concert of John Zorn and National Sawdust’s Stone Commissioning Series, where Zorn presents his most cherished composers on the last Wednesday of each month in 2017.
In this performance, Matt Mitchell’s compositions are all related parts of a series, and stem from one bar of music called “A Pouting Grimace’. The series represents the highest levels of Mitchell’s sonic and compositional interests ever performed.
Matt Mitchell – piano, Prophet 6, organ, modular synth, computer electronics and sequences
Tyshawn Sorey – conductor
Kim Cass – upright bass
Kate Gentile – drums, gongs, percussion
Dan Weiss – tabla
Ches Smith – vibes, glockenspiel, percussion, gongs, hand drums, timpani, etc
Patricia Brennan – vibes and marimba
Katie Andrews – harp
Anna Webber – flute, alto flute, bass flute
Jon Irabagon – sopranino sax, soprano sax
Ben Kono – oboe, English horn
Sara Schoenbeck– bassoon
[recording only: Scott Robinson – contrabass
clarinet, bass sax, bass clarinet]