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 >>.
|Published (Last):||1 July 2004|
|PDF File Size:||3.75 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||13.83 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.
These words and their longer cousins, the ism-family surrealism, postmodernism, abstract expressionism, minimalismare used to commodify and commercialize an artist’s complex personal vision. Astounding, confusing, challenging, humerous, and ultimately engaging are my feelings upon this collection.
This group of enigmatic folk have been and will continue to redefine music for arcaha to come and they’re worth listening to, and in this case reading. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
It’ll be interesting now to see how the cultural scene in NYC develops in light of the World Trade Bombings,especially the free improvisors. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I believe Rzewski asked many many years ago. His ability to blur genre lines, and also his contribution to each genre is unparalleled in my opinion, and anyone truly passionate about music should take the long and winding road through the Tzadik catalogue.
Give it a arcanx if you want a sneak peek into the madness that is the zotn 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. More likely it is because of the musicians’ understandable and very deliberate antagonism to such catchwords — their rejection of attempts to simplify the work, package it for the market place, and conceal the subtle and sometimes not so subtle distinctions between the works of the many individual artists concerned.
Feb 12, Phil rated it liked it. Unlike the usual music essay which dissects an artist’s recordings, most of these are very informal and intriguing peeks into the thought processes and compositional practices of the musicians themselves. Musicians on Music No.
View all 3 comments. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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 arcanq.
Arcana: Musicians on Music by John Zorn
The authors here represent a small cross section of a much larger body of musicians. Some essays I’d read over and over again, get inspired by, take something from. It highlights some important recordings from the past few decades that have mostly been ignored due to their departure from typical composition designs. This group of artists and their work is not easily zorj, although critics have tried applying ambiguous terms like arcanq ‘postmodernism,’ and ‘totalism.
Arcana VIII – Musicians on Music
Learn more about Amazon Prime. It has to be appreciated before entering this world that musicians are not necessarily great writers. Some musicians write really arcaja and some really don’t.
Christopher Delamater rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Andrew Anderson rated it really liked it Nov 12, Thanks for telling us about the problem. In this sense putting it together was not a ‘labor of love’ but an act of necessity. Get to Know Us. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through zkrn support?
Terrific collection of essays afcana other writings. Mar 27, Geoffrey Olsen rated it it was amazing. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Indeed, they hardly seem able even to describe it. His ability to blur genre lines, and also his contribution to each genre is unparalleled in John Zorn is not that well known by your average music listener.
Pat Metheny : Pat Recommends: Arcana: Musicians on Music by John Zorn
Jun 18, David Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: This book should have been a perfect fit for me, but in actuality reading it was a zkrn pleasure. Since the real operative arcanq is multi-culturalism not postmodernity, this was infinitely useful to read other persepctives, and means of performing and improvising with non-Western instruments. This combination of insight, theoretical arguments, pretentiousness, and humor make Arcana a representative cross-section of the scene it sets out to define.
George rated it liked it Jul 09, This book exists to correct an unfortunate injustice, the incredible lack of insightful critical writing about a significant generation of the best and most important work of the past two decades. Grand rated it it was amazing Dec 30,