John Zorn
About The Series

Composer Portraits

For twenty years, Miller's flagship series has fostered the creation of new work, served as an incubator...

Composer Portraits

John Zorn

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8pm

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“If his work is a game, then…it’s a beautiful one,” says The New York Times of the iconic and prolific composer John Zorn. He returns to Miller’s Composer Portraits series for a program of chamber music that has been written within the last three years. Boundlessly imaginative and energetic, Zorn is a smart, generous, and thoughtful collaborator, drawing into his orbit a host of new music superstars who bring his creations to life.

Read the Q&A with Melissa Smey about this Portrait by writer Lara Pellegrinelli


  • Asclemandres (2018) world premiere
  • Encomia (2018) world premiere
  • Konx Om Pax (2018) world premiere
  • Nachträglichkeit (2018)
  • Rμν-½gμνR= 8πΤμν (2018) world premiere
  • Icarus (2017) world premiere
  • Merlin (2016)

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo courtesy John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation