John Zorn / Laurie Anderson / Bill Laswell

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 / Bill Laswell
20h30 - 21h45 - MiXMONK
18h30 - 19h45 - Kris Defoort invites
16h00 - 17h45 - Reservoir Ghosts // Malaby-Dumoulin-Ber
14h45 - 15h45 - John Ghost

On Saturday 14 August, no fewer than three icons will perform exceptionally on stage together: John Zorn, Laurie Anderson and Bill Laswell – a trio that has 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, there is the American producer and bassist Bill Laswell, who has been at the controls of records by Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, Afrika Bambaataa and Laurie Anderson for the past four decades. But also as a musician, Laswell – both solo and with Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamoto and John Zorn – has spent all those years happily trading in the most diverse genres: from jazz to hip-hop to dub, reggae and drum & bass and world music.