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John Zorn / Laurie Anderson / Laura Cromwell

Saturday 14 August 2021 / 22.30-00.00h.

John Zorn: sax
Bill Laswell: bass
Laurie Anderson: Violin & other

Doors of this festival day open at 14.00h. This is a seated concert day.
Ticket price is 44 euro. Child tickets are available at 8 euro (see conditions).
Your ticket gives you access to all concerts of this festival day.

22h30 - 00h00 - John Zorn / Laurie Anderson / Laura Cromwell
20h30 - 21h45 - MiXMONK
18h30 - 19h45 - Kris Defoort invites
16h30 - 17h45 - Reservoir Ghosts // Malaby-Dumoulin-Ber
14h45 - 15h45 - John Ghost

On Saturday 14 August, no fewer than three icons will perform together: John Zorn, Laurie Anderson and Laura Cromwell  Рmusicians that have been at the forefront of the avant-garde for the past five decades.

John Zorn is of course on record as the greatest all-rounder of the three. And in any case as one of the most idiosyncratic, controversial and influential musicians in history. From classical and jazz over soundscapes and exotica to rock and metal, there is little that Zorn has not yet unleashed his demons on.

Laurie Anderson has made some of the most versatile corners in recent decades. And not only musically: she also put eight books in the shop. What’s more, The New Yorker once described Anderson as the foremost and conceptual art pop philosopher of all time, and at 73 she still seems keen to live up to that “title”. Even though she remains in the first place a genuine music pioneer who pushed not only Philip Glass and Lou Reed, but also many electronics producers to the limit.

Finally, they are joined by NYC’s East Village born and bred drummer Laura Cromwell. Self-taught, she was a core member of feminist pop punk trio Growing Up Skipper. Laura founded the instrumental avant-rock bands Dim Sum Clip Job and The Vivian Sisters (both have releases on Avant), and was commissioned by Roulette and the Jerome Foundation for her 1999 work “Burning”. In 2021, she wrote, performed and released “may the birds inherit the earth” and performed as a duo with John Zorn at the Milford Graves tribute at the Vision Festival in the East Village.