A Bookshelf On Top of the Sky: 12 Stories About John Zorn (2002)

A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky: 12 Stories About John Zorn is a documentary film on avant-garde composer and musician John Zorn directed by Claudia Heuermann. It features performances of a range of Zorn’s music and includes appearances by Joey Baron, Greg Cohen, Dave Douglas, Fred Frith, Ikue Mori, Mike Patton, and Marc Ribot. It won the Bavarian Documentary Award in 2002 Claudia Heuermann’s A Bookshelf On Top of the Sky gives us a rare peek into the working methods of one of the most notorious and reclusive composers on the scene today. Filmed over a ten year period, this documentary includes live footage of Masada, Naked City, Cobra, as well as improvisations, his classical work and rare interviews. A prize winner at European festivals, this film documents Heuermann’s very personal, fifteen year odyssey with the music of John Zorn. At times frightening, at times hilarious, at times frighteningly hilarious. Musicians:

Cyro Baptista
Joey Baron
Stefan Blum
Anna Carewe
Jennifer Choi
Greg Cohen
Anthony Coleman
Ariadne Daskalakis
Uwe Dierksen
Dave Douglas
Mark Dresser
Yamataka Eye
Mark Feldman
Erik Friedlander
Bill Frisell
Fred Frith
Mihoko Fujimura
Joyce Hammann
Wayne Horvitz
Susie Ibarra
Matthias Kaul
Otis Klöber
Briggan Krauss
Bill Laswell
Hartmut Leistritz
Dave Lombardo
John Medeski
Ikue Mori
Nele B. Nelle
Mike Patton
Jim Pugliese
Marc Ribot
Roberto Rodriguez
Josh Roseman
Jamie Saft
Astrid Schmeling
Michael Schröder
Stefan Schäfer
David Shea
Chris Speed
Jim Staley
Mason Wendell
William Winant
Kenny Wollesen
John Zorn

Tzadik DVD Edition Please support John Zorn and Tzadik Records http://www.tzadik.com

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