John Zorn Overview

We have published a new page with a John Zorn overview. There is no new material – this page merely gathers our Zorn-related writings of the last several years in one place.

Needless to say, with Zorn appearing on over 400 recordings and performances of his music taking place regularly worldwide, this is a very abbreviated list. Nonetheless, we plan to let it grow as our exploration of his material continues.

Seattle Scene: September 6-15, 2018

From Seattle’s Wayward Music Series:


Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center

4th Floor, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103 (corner N 50th St. in Wallingford)

Every month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded presenters and artists offer ten concerts of adventurous music in an informal yet respectful all-ages setting: contemporary classical, free improvisation, the outer limits of jazz, electronic music, microtonal/new instruments, sound art, and other extraordinary sonic experiences.

Karen Bentley Pollick
Thu. Sep. 6, 8 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

An array of electronic music with violin performed recently at Stanford’s CCRMA, SPECTRUM Female Composers Festival in Brooklyn, and CINETic in Bucharest. David A. Jaffe: Impossible Animals; Constantin Basica: The Making of “The Making of a Violin” ; Nina C. Young: Sun Propeller; Christopher Jette: Simetra; Chris Lortie: Jouska; Milica Paranosic: Al’Airi Lepo Sviri; Melanie Mitrano: Remember Who You Are.

Kelsey ‘Cacaphonie’ Tamayo
Sat. Sep. 8, 7 PM; $5 – $15 at the door

Dr. Kelsey ‘Cacophonie’ Tamayo is an ex-classical musician who likes to hit things, strum things, and, in general, make noise. Using their extensive knowledge of percussion to create a mix of classical and singer-songwriter styles, Cacophonie will perform original compositions and will answer questions and speak about their composition process. Presented by Seattle Composers Alliance.

THU. 9/13 – pianist Eric McElroy performs works by Howard Skempton, Ian Venables, Rzewski/Sondheim, Ken Benshoof, John Joubert

FRI. 9/14 – Lost Chocolate Lab + Possibly Possible

SAT. 9/15 – The Sound Ensemble plays Stravinsky’s L’histoire du soldat

5049 Records Episode 175 – Josh Sinton

Source: 5049 Records.

After an intense period of emotional upheaval, saxophonist Josh Sinton decided to take a break from music this past January. He cancelled all shows, departed social media and has been laying low. He stopped by 5049 chihuahua compound last month to talk about what he’s been up to and what led to the break.



August 27, 2018
Zach Swanson, Leonor Falcón Pasquali, Tom Swafford, Bushwick Public House
Leonor Falcón Pasquali Tom Swafford Zach Swanson

August 27, 2018
Lior Milliger, Ken Filiano, Joe Hertenstein, Steve Swell, Bushwick Public House
Ken Filiano Joe Hertenstein Lior Milliger Steve Swell

August 27, 2018
Stephen Gauci, Kevin Shea, Hans Tammen, Bushwick Public House
Stephen Gauci Kevin Shea Hans Tammen

August 27, 2018
Shoko Nagai, Gamin Kang, Satoshi Takeishi, Bushwick Public House
Gamin Kang Shoko Nagai Satoshi Takeishi

August 27, 2018
Jack Wright, Evan Lipson, Ron Stabinsky, Kevin Shea, Bushwick Public House
Evan Lipson Kevin Shea Ron Stabinsky Jack Wright

August 27, 2018
Carlos Eduardo Quebrada Vásquez, Sam Weinberg, Weasel Walter, Bushwick Public House
Carlos Eduardo Quebrada Vásquez Weasel Walter Sam Weinberg