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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rather than attempting to distill or define musician’s work, ARCANA illuminates it with personal vision and experience. Alexander rated it liked it Jun 03, Bob rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Mark Gallay rated it it was amazing Oct 22, The jhon work at different purposes.

I don’t know what I was expecting, really.

Some pages are actual hand-written scores from the musicians involved in the book, showing examples of their non-conformist approach to composing. Seth rated it liked it Sep 04, It highlights some important recordings from the racana few decades that have mostly been ignored due to their departure from typical composition designs.


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Paperbackpages. Some of these essays are not technically well written nor do they try to be.

Lists with This Book. Jun 18, Jeffrey rated it liked it.

His compositions rank amongst the most profound musical experiences I have ever had. There are jon discussion topics on this book yet. Return to Book Page. Wide variety of stuff here. 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 zorb winding road through the Tzadik catalogue.

George rated it liked it Jul 09, Jan 23, Lawrence rated it really liked it Shelves: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.

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Claudia Adams rated it liked it Oct 06, Each musician is given the space to discuss and illuminate their thoughts on music. Feb 12, Phil rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Musicians on Music by John Zorn Editor.

Musicians on Musicavant-garde composer and saxophone player John Zorn wrote: Roberto rated it liked it Dec 15, The musicians he collaborates with and produces, or whom he offers to release under his label Tzadik, are racana well known than the man himself.


Arcana Edited by John Zorn.

Arcana VIII – Musicians on Music

Some essays I’d read over and over again, get inspired by, take something from. Each author contributes something completely different. Some musicians write really well and some really don’t.

Andrew Anderson rated it really liked it Nov 12, Astounding, confusing, challenging, jonh, and ultimately engaging are my feelings upon this collection. 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.

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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.