BENEFIT FOR THE FILMMAKERS'S COOP
11th Annual Film-Makers' Coop Benefit w/ Philip Glass
Philip Glass w/ Wolfe Glass and Cameron Glass, John Zorn (w/Kenny Wollesen), Elliott Sharp, Vijay Iyer, Transgender Jesus, Optipus, Zero Times Everything
Tue · June 19, 2018
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm
This event is 21 and over
Ticket includes 1 cocktail.
All proceeds benefit the film-makers' coop collection of 16mm rare unique artist films from 1923 to today. There are over 5,000 films in the catalog.
11th Annual Film-Makers' Coop Benefit
Philip Glass w/ Wolfe Glass and Cameron Glass
American composer and musician born 31 January 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
He was married to JoAnne Akalaitis from 1965 to 1980. He studied music with William Bergsma, Vincent Pershichetti, Darius Milhaud and Nadia Boulanger. In 1966 he worked with Ravi Shankar, which changed his perspective on composition. In the fall of 1968, he founded the Philip Glass Ensemble to perform his music and in 1971 he started Chatham Square Production to release his music.
Publisher: Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc..
John Zorn (w/Kenny Wollesen)
American saxophonist and composer, born 2 September 1953 in New York City, USA. He owns the Tzadik record label and has worked with a large number of experimental musicians, particularly in improvised music, modern classical music and jazz, though he has produced music in most styles. As a child, he played piano, guitar and flute. He went to college in St. Louis where he discovered free jazz, before dropping out and moving to Manhattan. There he gave concerts in his small apartment, playing a variety of reeds, duck calls, tapes, etc; almost anything. In the mid 1980s he signed to the Elektra Nonesuch label. Since then, he has released a very large number of records, usually putting out several each year. Zorn's recorded output includes records by two bands of his own, Masada (a klezmer band playing music that is often described as Jewish jazz) and Naked City (an often aggressive mix of jazz, rock and grindcore). He has also worked with musicians like Bill Frisell, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Keiji Haino, and Bill Laswell. He has written music for television and film, which has been collected in the ongoing Filmworks series of records on his Tzadik label. Some of these are jazz-based, others are classical. He has also written several "game pieces", in which performers are allowed to improvise while following certain strucural rules. These works are in the main named after sports, and include Pool, Archery and Lacrosse, as well as Cobra.
Publisher: Theater Of Musical Optics
Elliott Sharp (March 1, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) began playing the piano at six and performing concerts by age of eight, according to him. Sharp claims that his parents wanted him to be both a concert pianist and a scientist. He gave up piano, first in favor of the clarinet and then the guitar. His interest in science led him to build his own effects boxes for the instrument. He became intrigued with all types of experimental music, from contemporary classical to free jazz and sophisticated rock. Sharp studied anthropology at Cornell University, where he played in a band and took an electronics class with synthesizer inventor Robert Moog. At Bard College he studied with free jazz pioneer Roswell Rudd (future Lounge Lizards John and Evan Lurie were classmates). He went to graduate school in Buffalo, where his academic advisor was Morton Feldman. He moved permanently to New York City in 1979, where he played gigs at various underground performance spaces, including the notorious ~Mudd Club. In the '80s Sharp became a major figure on the downtown New York experimental music scene, collaborating with many of it's most prominent players, including John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, and Butch Morris. Over the years, Sharp has led his own bands more often than not. His music draws upon the wide range of his influences, from Coltrane to Zappa to Xenakis and beyond.
Studio: Studio zOaR
Label: Zoar Records
Publishing company: Zoar Music
New York based US jazz pianist, violinist and composer, born in Albany, NY, on 26th october, 1971.
He has no formal piano/composing education, but studied violin privately; he received basic composing and improvisational lectures at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.
He graduated with B.S. in Mathematics & Physics from Yale University, and holds a M.A. in Physics and Ph.D. in Technology and the Arts from the University of California at Berkeley; his research was focused on music and cogitive sciences.
Beside ongoing engagements in New York he has played all over the world as a leader and sideman (notable musicians whom he played with include Roscoe Mitchell, Steve Coleman, Amiri Baraka, John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith and many others. His most important collaborator is the saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa.
Beside Jazz music he also composed many classical music works for orchestra and smaller ensembles.