|2011, 50’, Italian premiere
Although the organ was John Zorn’s first instrument, in 2011 he surprised even his hardcore fans by initiating a new series of solo organ concerts in churches, cathedrals and concert halls around the world. Often late-night affairs free to the public, the music is breathtakingly beautiful. A perfect outlet for Zorn’s dramatic sense of colour and contrast, we hear the composer’s mind at work in all its bizarre permutations often all at the same time. The Hermetic Organ concerts are thrilling and transcendent, and unlike anything you’ve ever heard.