Wednesday 31 October 07:00pm

John Zorn's Stone Commissioning Series presents: Zeena Parkins with Jeff Kolar

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 the composer, multi-instrumentalist, and harp player Zeena Parkins. Parkins will structure her evening around two large–scale works: Captiva, which pairs live harp with live electronic processing in a system of generative tensions, and SCALE, a new work co-written with electronic composer Jeff Kolar that explores nature at its most disruptive and its most utopic.

Parkins is celebrating the fall release of Captiva on Good Child Records.