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Arcana has ratings and 12 reviews. Gåry! said: It’s meticulous, it’s dry, it brought a tear to my eye. These texts are for the seriously deranged opp. ARCANA edited by John Zorn. ISBN: paper: $ Preface by John Zorn READ >> Press: comments by Steve Reich and Meridith Monk READ >>. Results 1 – 30 of 53 Arcana by Zorn, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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I was expecting an essay or two by John Zorn, rather than a brief extremely introduction and a list of images. Mar 19, Charlie rated it liked it. I had very different expectations for this book, and I had for years.

Arcana: Musicians on Music

This group of enigmatic folk have been and will continue to redefine music for years to come and they’re worth listening to, and in this case reading. Definitely for musical prodigies stricken with chronic individualism. I’m reading them all over again, starting with this one jkhn purchasing the ones that I don’t have yet I didn’t realize how quickly John Zorn started publishing these texts zprn the third one came out.

This book should have been a perfect fit for me, but in actuality reading it was a mixed pleasure. To ask other readers questions about Arcanaplease sign up.

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Arcana: Musicians on Music by John Zorn

For avant-garde musicians, though, zorh is the Bible, the Holy Grail, the introduction to the secret society of the forward-thinking composers This book is to lite reading what nuclear war is to Ghandi.

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Mar 27, Geoffrey Olsen rated it it was amazing.

Reading this as a non-musician attuned my ear and mind in new ways arrcana music. It highlights some important recordings from the past few decades that have mostly been ignored due to their departure from typical composition designs.

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Others were fr I had very different expectations for this book, and I zoen for years. The essays work at different purposes. Seth rated it liked it Sep 04, Open Preview See a Problem?

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For centuries musicians have tapped into mysticism, magic and alchemy, embracing ritual, spell, incantation and prayer, and experimenting with esoteric approaches to harmony, pitch and vibration.

Claudia Adams rated it liked it Oct 06, Feb 12, Phil rated it liked it. It has to be appreciated before entering this world that musicians are not necessarily great writers. johb

Christopher Delamater rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Masta Lee rated it liked it Oct 23, Musicians on Music by John Zorn Editor. Jun 18, Jeffrey rated it liked it. Now in its fourth installment, with a fifth in preparation, John Zorn’s acclaimed Arcana series provides insight into the work and methodologies of some of the most creative musical minds of our time.

Not for students learning to play the violin to satisfy their parents. Texts by Yamataka Eye, J. Sam Gill rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Jun 18, David Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: Josh rated it really liked it Oct 15, Rather than attempting to distill or define musician’s work, ARCANA illuminates it with personal vision and experience. Definitely contains some worthwhile gems, but Zorn’s seemingly hands-off editing approach has resulted in a pretty scattershot collection.

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In his preface to the first Arcana: Through manifestos, scores, interviews, notes and critical papers, contributors to this in-depth anthology address composing, playing, improvising, teaching, and thinking in and through music. Musicians on Musicavant-garde composer and saxophone player John Zorn wrote: Lists with This Book. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. Alexander rated it liked it Jun 03, Some essays I’d read over and over again, get inspired by, take something from.

Musicians on Music Edited with preface by John Zorn.

Answering a need for critical attention towards experimental and avant-garde music, Arcana is a ground-breaking work–as far-ranging and dynamic arcanw the current generation of musicians. These texts are for the seriously deranged opponent of conformity. This book is to lite reading what nuclear war is to Ghandi. Musicians on Music 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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Each essay is unique and propels you into the subconscious of the writer. Anverlyb rated it liked it Oct 21, His ability to blur genre lines, and also zoorn 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. 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.