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Colloquium with John Zorn

Tuesday, March 30, 2004 from 4:00–6:00pm EST

Bartos Theatre, MIT Media Lab (E15)
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

We are very excited to announce a Media Lab Colloquium with the incredibly innovative and prolific composer and musician John Zorn. We invite the audience to listen, and to participate with Zorn in a moderated discussion of his music.

One of the most important composers and performers of our time, John Zorn's works have ranged from punk rock, to widely performed classical compositions for string ensembles or orchestra, to collaborations with many well-known electronic musicians. He has developed "game pieces"—"algorithms" that tell musicians how to interact, but not what to play, and he has composed 200 Klezmer-inspired pieces in one year (his Masada songbook). Zorn is well-known for his tributes to both Henry Mancini and to non-existent movie Westerns with his "post-modern" ensemble, Naked City, which has often been called the band that turns "on a dime." Always challenging, John Zorn tours extensively and runs his record label, Tzadik, based in New York City.

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