MazaJ Festival 2010

Festival Events

Festival Artists

Festival Credits

 



 

Main Events

 

Volatile Frequencies Conference
Thu 18 November from 9.30am at City University London, London

 

Volatile Frequencies Concert
Thu 18 November from 7.00pm at City University London, London

 

MazaJ Salon –
Recalibrating the Noise: is there a middle eastern sound art?

Sat 20 November from 5.30pm at Café Oto, London

 

Evening Concert at Café Oto
Sat 20 November from 8.00pm at Café Oto, London

 

Evening Concert at Café Oto
Sun 21 November from 7:00pm at Café Oto, London

 

 

Booking Information

 

Volatile Frequencies Conference: Free (Students) or £15 (inc. evening concert)

 

Volatile Frequencies Concert: £5

 

2 day MazaJ Festival pass:
£22 adv. only

 

Saturday MazaJ Salon: £5

 

Saturday MazaJ Concert:
£10 adv/£12 on the door

 

Sunday MazaJ Concert:
£10 adv/£12 on the door

 

 

Produced by

 

SAM (Sound and Music)
Zenith Foundation

 

 

Curated by

 

Zenith Foundation

 

 

Venue Partners

 

Cafe Oto
City University

 

 

Media Partner

 

The Wire

 

 

Supported by

 

LCACE (London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange)

 

Arts Council England

 

 

Michael Zerang
 

Michael Zerang (USA)


 
Percussionist, improvisor and composer Michael Zerang was born in 1958 in Chicago, Illinois as a first generation American of Assyrian decent. He has been a professional musician, composer, and producer since 1976, focusing extensively on improvised music, free jazz, contemporary composition, experimental theater, and international musical forms.
 
Zerang has collaborated extensively with contemporary theater, dance, and other multidisciplinary forms. With over sixty titles in his discography, he and has toured nationally and internationally since 1981 with an ever-widening pool of collaborators. He was the artistic director of the Link’s Hall Performance Series from 1985-1989 where he produced over 300 concerts of jazz, traditional ethnic folk music, electronic music, and other forms of forward thinking music. He continued to produce concerts at Cafe Urbus Orbis from 1994-1996, and at his own space, The Candlestick Maker in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood, from 2001-2005.
 
Zerang co-founded and performed with the musical groups Liof Munimula, The Neutrino Orchestra, and Trio Troppo amongst others. In addition to these ensembles, Zerang currently performs with many innovative musicians including AACM co-founder Fred Anderson, Peter Brötzmann, Mats Gustafsson, Raymond Strid, Sten Sandell, Don Meckley, Jaap Blonk, Daniel Scanlan, Kent Kessler, Barre Phillips, Jim Baker, Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark, Luc Hautkamp, and Fred Lonberg-Holm.

 
www.michaelzerang.com
 
 
Video of percussionist/composer Michael Zerang at the Velvet Lounge in Chicago 2009.
 
 

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