Adelaide Festival 28 February - 16 March 2014

Zorn in Oz: Triple Bill

Bladerunner Trio - Essential Cinema - Cobra

Exclusive Concert Series Night Three

United States

Australian Premiere Exclusive to Adelaide

"An essential composer"

- The Guardian

Important note: Zorn in Oz program details have changed since publication of the festival booking guide. This website contains the most up-to-date information.

Part of an exclusive concert series celebrating maverick composer and icon of New York’s downtown music scene, John Zorn.

As one of the most thrillingly inventive saxophonists in the world, John Zorn picks up his signature instrument in the company of long-time collaborator bassist Bill Laswell and heavy metal drumming powerhouse Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantômas) for an electrifying performance of extraordinary improvisation.

Essential Cinema
Members of the Electric Masada play Zorn-composed and conducted film scores live to the films of Joseph Cornell, Maya Deren, Wallace Berman and Harry Smith. An evening of American avant-garde film with some of the most blistering and evocative arrangements in Zorn’s far-reaching repertoire.

In one of his best known ‘game pieces’ Zorn plays conductor, signal caller and ringleader, melding both the fun of the best sports moments with the intellectual exercise and reward of avant-garde improvised music.

“Zorn is indeed the point where all the trends of New York’s downtown music scene meet” The Telegraph

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Thur 13 Mar 7.30pm

2 hours 30 minutes (including intervals)


Four Concert Package
Premium $450, Friends $380
A Reserve $350, Friends $300

Three Concert Package
(any three concerts)
Premium $360, Friends $300
A Reserve $270, Friends $230

Single Concert
Premium $129, Friends $110
A Reserve $99, Friends $84
B Reserve $79, Friends $67
Concession $67
Fringe Benefits $30

For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.

Access Details

Wheelchair Access Assistive Listening


Essential Cinema features John Zorn, Aram Bajakian, Cyro Baptista, Joey Baron, Trevor Dunn, Erik Friedlander, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft and Kenny Wollesen.

Cobra features: John Zorn, Cyro Baptista, Joey Baron, Trevor Dunn, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Eyal Maoz, John Medeski, Ikue Mori, Mike Patton, Marc Ribot, Jamie Saft and Kenny Wollesen

Screenings during Essential Cinema courtesy of Anthology Film Archives, New York City

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