International Contemporary Ensemble plays John Zorn in Chicago this Weekend

John Zorn / Bill Laswell / Milford Graves

From Gapers Block, this upcoming show is previewed, and AMN will be there!

But amidst this sprawling hedge-maze of musical styles and approaches, John Zorn is first and foremost a composer. His works for variable ensemble units range from Feldman-like rivers of calm (“Redbird”) to blood-draining exorcisms (“Kristallnacht”). This Saturday, Chicago’s International Contemporary Ensemble perform an evening of Zorn compositions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, including pieces written specifically for ICE, and several receiving their Chicago premiere.