“Zs plunge head first into the murky, amorphous waters where rock, experimental, free jazz, noise, and ambient music meet."—Alarm Magazine
ZS is a band and a genre. ZS played its first show in 2002. There have been 10 distinct line-ups over ZS’ ten years of operation. The only consistent member throughout all ten line-ups is saxophonist/composer Sam Hillmer. Other prominent members include Alex Mincek, Charlie Looker, Ian Antonio, Ben Greenberg, Patrick Higgins and Greg Fox. ZS is concerned with creating music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of performer and listener equally. ZS has toured extensively in North America and Europe and has recently begun visiting Asia. On September 11th, 2012, ZS released ‘SCORE - the complete sextet works 2002 – 2007′ a four CD box set. SCORE will be followed by the Grain EP in early 2013 and Xe, an LP due out in late 2013.
“(ZS) …creates conceptual art objects that set form and content against each other – like, say, a perfect birthday cake made out of sawdust, or a perfect hammer made of bird feathers.” - New York Times
“Brooklyn’s Zs have always walked a jagged line between 21st Century composers and bratty art-punks; their voluminous, decade-strong output evokes everything from Schoenberg’s jagged beep-boops to Glass’s hypnotic minimalism to the headbanging abandon of crusty loft-party noiseniks.” - Village Voice
“Zs offer challenging, brain-expanding music that’s both destructive and instructive.” — Portland Mercury
“Zs are a compositional juggernaut, bending their rhythmically rigorous, note-stuffed pieces into thrilling and emotional shapes. They embody the most effective elements of both New Complexity and punk rock…” — The Stranger
“Zs excels with high marks across the board…each member vents ballistic impulses into one giant movement of astounding precision.” — San Francisco Bay Guardian
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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
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Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
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