If the two Zorns are kin, Jonathan Zorn hasn’t seen fit to mention it in his own “short bio” (silence on the matter can’t hurt his career, can it ?) –
THE VIRGINIA ZORN AND SOME BIG BIRDS
Somebody sort of asks a similar question here, but there is no reply as yet –
Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:09 am Post subject:
im releasing a cassette soon of ARP 2500 music by jonathan zorn which was recorded at the university of virginia – charlottesville electronic music studios
its really good and he makes great use of that amazing filter!i wish i could play a 2500 someday.
Would that be the John Zorn -the famous avant-garde composer?
THE NEW YORK ZORN COVERING KURT WEILL
Can’t decide if it’s a blessing or a curse to be called J. Zorn and work in new music, but don’t confuse Connecticut-based composer Jonathan Zorn, currently serving time in the hothouse of Wesleyan (where of course he’s performed with Anthony Braxton, amongst others), with the other one.
Non-committal references are frustrating –
keyboard players (Gust Burns and Jonathan Zorn — not to be confused with avant-garde composer John Zorn)
More frustration and confusion on a huge thread –
Oct 7, 2011 1:03pm
Another near miss –
> > really?
> Oh–I just realized you may be thinking of John Zorn the saxophonist.
> This is not the same person!
no… I was not thinking of John Zorn. I met Jonathan and gave his solo
record; I didnt know he was playing accordion too, that’s it.
Finally, here is some bit of detail on a Todd S. Jenkins page that refers to music from Middletown, and Jonathan Zorn did mention Middletown –
Middletown Creative Orchestra:
Another reviewer concurs (Ah, but are they correct ?- What if there is a third-cousin kinship that the reviewers didn’t know about ?- or that the composers themselves were not aware of ?- Ah !) –
It’s no secret that our own Kenny G (taking the Fall 07 schedule off right now) loves to read letters he gets from people thinking he’s the other guy. He recently met up with Jonathan Zorn, an experimental musician and no relation. They decided to collaborate on a CD, from which this MP3 is taken. It won’t be on Tzadik.
Another page reprints a couple of letters regarding a musical collaboration which actually hinges, in part, on the similarity of the two names :
New York City, November 2007
voice: Kenneth Goldsmith, electronics: Jonathan Zorn, saxophone samples: Kenny G Duotones and John Zorn The Classic Guide to Strategy.
Charlottesville, VA, November 2007
Hoping this helped somebody’s research.