John Zorn founded The Stone, a project space for experimental music, in 2005. At its former location in the Lower East Side, the venue hosted more than 7,500 music performances, spanning genres from avant-jazz to contemporary classical. Before The Stone moves to its new Greenwich Village space at the New School for Social Research next year, The Drawing Center will host a number of performances by the venue’s alumni, including: Marco Capelli and VJ Andrea Lapsus Pennisi, Zeena Parkins and Thomas Dunn, Marc Ribot, Ikue Mori and Craig Taborn, Sara Serpa, and Brian Marsella.
Zorn previously organized the 2016 series Basement Performances for The Drawing Center, six nights of events that explored the relationship between drawing, music, and cinema. The Stone at The Drawing Center: Music and Visuals will build on interest generated by this series as well as highlight The Drawing Center’s support of projects that explore connections between visual art and music.
Image: John Zorn. Photograph by Scott Irvine.