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John Zorn : In A Convex Mirror
“In a Convex Mirror” features Zorn’s unique saxophone playing and keyboard stylings in an extended foray into the nexus of voudun and downtown improvisation. An intense student of Haitian drumming and a regular at ceremonies from NYC to Port-au-Prince Haiti, Ches Smith weaves a hypnotic tapestry of polyrhythms that are constantly in flux. The result is an exciting new context for Zorn the performer. With special guest Ikue Mori creating moody electronic soundscapes, the music is as hypnotic as it is exhilarating. Three pieces of sonic voodoo for the 21st century!
Personnel:
Ikue Mori: Electronics
Ches Smith: Haitian Tanbou, Bell, Cymbals
John Zorn: Alto Saxophone, Fender Rhodes Piano

Okkyung Lee : Cheol-Kkot-Sae (Steel.Flower.Bird)
Okkyung Lee’s newest project has her delving deep into her Korean roots to create an amazing long-form piece combining electronics, improvisation, composed melodies and noise with Korean traditional music. The piece unfolds like a ritual, making these disparate and unusual pairings seem totally organic and natural. Performed by an all-star international ensemble of musicians from Korea, Norway, Britain and the United States, this is one of the most compelling fusions of Korean traditional and contemporary music ever created. Shamanistic, primal and astonishing music unlike anything you have ever heard before!
Personnel:
John Edwards: Bass
Okkyung Lee: Cello
Ches Smith: Drums, Percussion, Vibes
John Butcher: Saxophones
Jae-Hyo Chang: Korean Traditional Percussion
Song-Hee Kwon: Pansori Singing
Lasse Marhaug: Electronics

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