John Zorn’s acclaimed Arcana series, now in its seventh installment, is a major source on new music theory and practice in the twenty-first century. The most. by John Zorn. Jazz. Punk. Dada. Beat. These words and their longer cousins, the ism-family (surrealism, postmodernism, abstract expressionism, minimalism). ARCANA edited by John Zorn. ISBN: paper: $ Preface by John Zorn READ >> Press: comments by Steve Reich and Meridith Monk READ >>.

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Rather than attempting to distill or define musician’s work, ARCANA illuminates it with personal vision and experience. John Zorn is not that well known by your average music listener.

It’s meticulous, it’s dry, it brought a tear to my eye. Musicians on Music No.

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Unless you can read music and have a like for long, drawn out texts explaining the tiniest nuances of sound and performance, this book is not for you. Christopher Delamater rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Amazon Arcaha Fun stories for kids on the go. Josh rated it really liked it Oct 15, Each essay is unique and propels you into the subconscious of the writer.

Zorn is a prolific artist: Feb 12, Phil rated it liked it.

Mark Gallay rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Paperbackpages. Some essays I’d read over and over again, get inspired by, srcana something from. Terrific collection of essays and other writings. I guess we should get our own promo book.

Mar 27, Geoffrey Olsen rated it it was amazing. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. George rated it liked it Jul 09, This group of artists and their work is zon easily defined, although critics have tried applying ambiguous terms like ‘comprovisation,’ ‘postmodernism,’ and ‘totalism.


Each author contributes something completely different. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This combination of insight, theoretical arguments, pretentiousness, and humor make Arcana a representative cross-section of the scene it sets out to define. Very good so far. I don’t know what I was expecting, really. Jun 18, David Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: And perhaps the artists themselves are not always the best people to do so, since they have chosen a largely non-verbal medium in which to work.

Sep 24, Adam rated it liked it. I am usually all for diversity, but you get the impression that some of these people would have never even of picked up a pen if Zorn hadn’t persuaded them to do it, which is a shame because some of the bits in here are really interesting.

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Arcana VIII – Musicians on Music

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Some are erased from history, Most of the contributors zprn play outta The NYC Big Apple,anyway,although writers were selected from all over. Jun 18, Jeffrey rated it liked it. Give it a go if you ozrn a sneak peek into the madness that is the creation of music and be ready for a ride, be ready to throw out your preconceptions of what is to be a musician and what music is.

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Bill Frisell provides an approach to guitar fingering, Marc Ribot talks about earplugs, Ikue Mori discusses how she works with drum machines, and Bob Ostertag details how he adapted the sounds of a queer riot for string quartet. All of them provide for inspiring and thought-provoking reading, making this an invaluable book for both fans of these artists and aspiring musicians of the avant garde.

No trivia or quizzes yet. But it’s a neat profound concept to contemplate I think Charitable behemoths might loosen up on their tight purses for more writing emanating from improvisors,pianists,thinkers,composers,conceptualists, as those in ‘Arcana’ here,of course, ya all have to xorn how to wryite, not like me,ee,Charitable people like to hold onto the objects they throw bucks at not their’s than the music they will never hear, nor go to a conceert anyways,Music is toooo much part of the arcaana air,and it’s all part of the hypocrisy we all live by and with.


Since the real arcsna term is multi-culturalism not postmodernity, this was infinitely useful to read other persepctives, and means of performing and improvising with non-Western instruments. English Choose a language for shopping.

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Set up a giveaway. The audience is deprived of its right to the pleasure of creating its own interpretation, and the critic no longer has to think about what is really happening or go any deeper than the monochromatic surface of the label itself, thus avoiding any encounter with the real aesthetic criteria that make any individual artist’s work possible.

Feb 12, Tristan rated it really liked it. Published January 2nd by “Granary Books” first published July 1st An appendix of brief bios for each artist ends the book, along with short lists of recommended listenings. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Books by John Zorn. Zorn’s a good editor,however, and books like this bring a sense of solidarity in what remains a asymmetrical culture, with no one knowing what each other does and responds to. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Masta Lee rated it liked it Oct 23, Customers who bought this item also bought. Wide variety of stuff here. For example, Scott Johnson has a long essay on aesthetics and Bill Frisell shows how he uses open strings on the guitar to create resonant melodies.