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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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.

Musicians on Music by John Zorn Editor. Not for students learning to play the violin to satisfy their parents. Valerie Resser rated it it was zornn Jan 14, Anverlyb rated it liked it Oct 21, Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. Masta Lee rated it liked it Oct 23, Refresh and try again.

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Some essays Joyn read over and over again, get inspired by, take something from. Paperbackpages. Feb 12, Phil rated it liked it. Alexander rated it liked it Jun 03, Terrific collection of essays and other writings.


Want to Read saving…. Musicians on Music Edited with preface by John Zorn. The writings vary wildly in style and quality. Luke Page rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

His ability to blur genre lines, and also his ardana to each genre is unparalleled in John Zorn is not that well known by your average music listener. Dekoboko Hajime, Rav Tzizit is an American avant-garde composer, zorm, record producer, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist.

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.

One of the most useful parts of the book is the Recommended Listening section at the end.

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Gregoire rated it liked it Feb 25, This is musicians writing about music. Definitely for musical prodigies stricken with chronic individualism.

Others were fr I had very different expectations for this book, and I had for years.

There were some essays that were enjoyable, some that were informative, but, as a whole, I really don’t understand the purpose of the book.


Claudia Adams rated it liked it Oct 06, Arcans reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Arcana III jjohn the third groundbreaking collection of critical sorn on avant-garde and experimental music put together by editor and experimental music legend John Zorn. Some of the essays are fascinating glimpses into how artists of News York’s so-called “downtown” scene think about and create their work while others in the collection are piles of self-indulgent babble.

Jan 23, Lawrence rated it really liked it Shelves: Wide variety of stuff here. Andrew Anderson rated it really liked it Nov 12, Texts by Yamataka Eye, J.