A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky
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A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky
German filmmaker Claudia Heuermann's longtime admiration for New York-based postmodern musician/composer John Zorn is encapsulated in her non-linear 2002 documentary A Bookshelf on Top of the Sky: Twelve Stories About John Zorn. Truly an all-inclusive music experimentalist, Zorn's repertoire ranges wildly from jazz infused with punk and metal to classical and ethnic pieces, with wild exercises in improvisation and pace also characteristic of his performance endeavors. As Heuermann analyzes her idol's musical background and achievements, she likewise experiments with filmmaking… More

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