Back in December, Joshua Cohen spoke at a Junta gathering entitled “New York’s Avant-Garde“, in which he ran through a compressed history of the Downtown art scene and many of the cultural, social, and political aspects thereof – revolving around the musician John Zorn, but with plenty of jumping-off points for rabid discussion. It was one of our highest-attended and most animated sessions.
Now the article which formed a basis for Josh’s talk has been published in Harper’s: “Last Man Standing: The aquisitive music of John Zorn“. It is behind a subscription firewall, so you’ll have to pony up $16.97 for the year – or go out and buy a paper issue. I think they’re six bucks at newsstands. Subscribing really is the better deal.