Written in a flash of creativity during three months in late 2004, the 316 compositions comprising John Zorn's Book of Angels contain some of his most lyrical and inspiring music.
“If you imagine New York’s vast musical community as a wheel, then John Zorn is one of its central spokes.”New Sounds, WNYC
This special marathon concert brings together 12 different groups of wildly divergent backgrounds -- jazz, rock, classical, world music, a cappella vocals and more -- for one spectacular evening. Masada Marathon marks the biggest collaboration of musicians in the New York City wide series of concerts that make up the celebration of John Zorn’s sixtieth birthday, Zorn@60.
Joining Zorn, the colossal list of guest musical artists include Marc Ribot, Secret Chiefs 3, Trey Spruance, David Krakauer, Roberto Juan Rodriguez, Uri Caine, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Greg Cohen, Joey Baron, Cyro Baptista, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Wollesen, Brian Marsella, Shanir Blumenkranz, Tim Keiper, Gyan Riley, Ches Smith, Aram Bajakian, Eyal Maoz, Kenny Grohowski, Ikue Mori, Sara Serpa, Ayelet Gottlieb, Malika Zarra, Sofia Rei, Michael Sarin, Sheryl Bailey, Jerome Harris, Keepalive, Timb Harris, Toby Driver, Igor Arias Baro, Carmen Staff, Eddy Khaimovich, Ivan Barenboim, Meg Okura, Itai-Kriss and Uri Sharlin.