NHK/Media Art Museum

1989, 30 min, color, sound

Created for Japanese Television, NHK/Media Art Museum documents a live performance by John Zorn, combining pre-recorded and live video sources. Animated graphics, stock footage and vignettes of New York street life mix with Zorn's improvisations to capture the power, possibility and surprise of the city.

Directors: John Sanborn, Mary Perillo. Music: John Zorn. Producer: Angela Bowen.

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1987-89, 55 min, b&w and color, sound