The Book of Heads – 35 etudes for solo guitar performed by James Moore
film by Stephen Taylor, 2015
Fri, 3 August 2018 - 17:00
Modern Collection – Multi-Use Room
Free admission subject to room capacity and with the need for ticket pickup on the day of the concert at the box office of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum – Modern Collection as of 1h before the event.
Composed between 1976-8 and now studied by guitarists the world over, The Book of Heads is one of Zorn’s most popular and oft-performed compositions. Utilizing a hermetic language of sounds inspired by contemporary classical techniques, the idiosyncratic guitar languages of free improvisation, cartoons, film noir, world music, philosophy and more, they receive a virtuosic reading by James Moore, founding member of the Dither guitar quartet.