Playing tracks by
John zorn, Erik Friedlander, Shigeru Umebayashi, John_ zorn, Nicolas Jaar and more.
Pulling inspiration as much from noise and No wave as from the classical giants John Cage and Stockhausen, Zorn’s work can sound like various styles: atonal, jazz, punk, gamelan, cinema, or klezmer music. Although most may be familiar with his characteristically boisterous tones, for this music mix, I’m interested in showcasing his softer and more melodious side. Paired with these Zorn examples, I’ve included the lachrymose pizzicatos of Erik Friedlander, the driving bodily rhythms of Nicolas Jaar, the lulling descants of Blade Runner’s Vangelis, the zen-like bell repetitions of Lucky Dragons, and more.