Tzadik Music Label Series IV
Tribute to Teiji Ito

December 12, 2008
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The late Japanese American composer Teiji Ito (1935–82) was known as the founding composer of the experimental new music scene and for his scores for the avant-garde films by his former wife, Maya Deren. The fourth in the Tzadik Music Label series curated by John Zorn, this is the first ever large-scale tribute to the music of Ito, one of the pioneering composers who incorporated musical instruments from many world cultures into his work. Creating an innovative combination of sounds, Ito had a diverse career composing music for stage and film, including the original Broadway production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The evening will be divided into three programs, music for theater, film and dance, exploring the range of Ito’s music as studied, arranged and performed by Guy Klucevsek and Steve Gorn and their ensembles. The marathon concert will also feature a discussion with John Zorn and the musicians who worked with Ito himself.

Presented in association with Tzadik.

Music for Theater
The Coach with the Six Insides

Music from King Ubu both performed by Guy Klucevsek and ensemble

Music for Film
(Ed Emshwiller, 1960)
Meditation on Violence
(Maya Deren, 1948)
Arabesque for Kenneth Anger
(Marie Menken, 1961)
(Marie Menken, 1964–66)

Music for Dance
performed by Watermill Ensemble
and directed by Steve Gorn


$35/$30 Japan Society members

  • Friday, December 12, 2008
  • 7:30 pm