Laurie Anderson, Terry Riley, and John Zorn Performance in SF Reviewed

Source: Riff Magazine.

Like Watson and Crick, or Jekyll and Hyde, scientists often make breakthroughs when they collaborate. On Monday night, the stage at The Chapel became a laboratory where three of music’s most celebrated experimenters successfully extracted and mutated DNA before a sold-out crowd. Renowned minimalist composer Terry Riley and avant-garde composer, filmmaker and musician Laurie Anderson joined saxophonist, composer and experimental music legend, John Zorn to celebrate his 65th birthday in the fifth of seven performances over Labor Day weekend featuring everybody from John Medeski to Faith No More frontman Mike Patton.