‘Zorn @ 60: Masada Marathon’


The day after Yom Kippur, downtown visionary composer John Zorn hosts an extended evening of his Book of Angels series, perhaps the crown jewel of Masada, his spiritually irreverent and irreverently spiritual sect of avant-Judaism. For three and a half hours, a school of collaborators, from Secret Chiefs 3 to idiosyncratic guitarist Marc Ribot, join the unofficial rabbi of Alphabet City to continue his 60th birthday celebration, part of the ongoing international Zorn @ 60 series. It may sound like Jewish overload for some, but services at the temple of Zorn are as far from traditional as it gets.

Sun., Sept. 15, 7 p.m., 2013