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The Book of Heads – 35 etudes for solo guitar performed by James Moore

film by Stephen Taylor, 2015

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Fri, 3 August 2018 / 17:00

Modern Collection – Multi-Use Room

Free admission subject to room capacity and with the need for ticket pickup one hour before the event at the box office of the Modern Collection – Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.

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.