Arcana: Musicians on Music, Volume 1

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John Zorn
Granary Books, 2000 - Music - 379 pages
6 Reviews
Cultural Writing. Music. 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. Rather than attempting to distill or define musician's work, ARCANA illuminates it with personal vision and experience. "A remarkable book. Challenging and original. ARCANA is a vibrant testimony to the continuing vitality of new music. These exciting young composers are as idiosyncratic and eloquent with words as they are with music" -- Meredith Monk, composer/singer.

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I had very different expectations for this book, and I had for years. I was expecting an essay(or two) by John Zorn, rather than a brief (extremely) introduction and a list of images. There were some ... Read full review


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