20 Greene Street
New York City, New York

ROULETTE Benefit Concert


Jim Staley
Ikue Mori
Sylvie Courvoisier
Mark Feldman
Okkyung Lee
David Watson
David Weinstein
Zeena Parkins
Shanir Blumenkranz
Kenny Wolleson
Eyal Maoz
Annie Gossfield

Written and premiered in 1984, "Cobra" is a classic in the circles of new music, having been performed innumerable times. In fact, composer and "prompter" John Zorn says in the liners that it his most-often-performed composition -- no mean feat considering his prolific output. It is no wonder, though: There is a mischievous, cartoonish quality to it that epitomizes Zorn's style but also makes for continually fascinating listening. Based on the composer's secretive "game pieces," "Cobra" is a fun-filled, mystical, blindfolded ride down a dark alley that circles back every few yards. (Steven Loewy, All Music Guide). Come support Roulette for this rare performance with John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Jim Staley, and more!

Added by Josh Carr on March 27, 2008