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Published: 2013/01/14

John Zorn at 60

Avant-garde composer and saxophonist John Zorn will turn 60 on September 2. Throughout 2013, Zorn will celebrate his milestone with a series of special concerts and retrospectives around the world. Of particular note, on September 1, the event of his 60th birthday, Zorn will host a special event at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The evening will feature ten different 15-minute sets throughout the day in different galleries around the museum. The evening will feature “some of New York’s finest downtown musicians.”

His New York birthday celebration will continue on September 20 with a series of film screenings and concerts at New York’s Anthology Film Archives. Then, on September 27 he will present Game Pieces at New York’s Miller Theatre at Columbia University.


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Philip J. Stir January 22, 2013, 10:57:19

This is kind of more of the same from Zorn, which isn’t de facto a bad thing. How many 50th birthday celebrations did he have? It’s an excuse to do something interesting. If people didn’t have birthdays he would have found another excuse to do something like this. Personally I’m going to try to get up to NY for September because why the hell not? Whatever it is it will be interesting.

Wookster Tea January 15, 2013, 05:45:32

Its hard to believe anyone would be celebrating a birthday any time inside a 7 to 13 month period. Next you expect me to believe that we all have asses in our pants? At the end of the day John Zorn is actually THAT hip and it seems hip officially gets old in september but do we need this long to adjust? Are we taking this serious enough? Does Zorn look serious enough in this picture? Are folks serious enough in NYC at all ? Smile John Zorn Its your birthday ( in 8 months). Lifes just a hoot aint it?

Chris January 15, 2013, 12:00:25

That is the douchiest thing I’ve read in a while Wookster Tea.

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