"Ornette Coleman, saxophonist, violinist, metaphysician has been announced as director of this year's Meltdown festival.
Coleman pioneered the idea of improvising without chord changes in the late-1950s, giving birth to the free jazz revolution and forever changing the musical landscape. From landmark releases in his early career including The Shape of Jazz to Come, Free Jazz and This Is Our Music to the award-winning Sound Grammar in 2006, he has innovated and challenged convention throughout his entire career.
His radical, uncompromising approach to his art has made him a hero to generations of avant-garde artists from John Coltrane, John Zorn and Pat Metheny to Leonard Bernstein, Frank Zappa, Mike Patton, Patti Smith, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, Spiritualized and Lou Reed."
Could be really fucking cool. Free jazz, skronk, electronica, improv stuff, maybe a smidge of hip hop....
High chance of Zorn? I think so.