Arcana Musicians on Music

Arcana Musicians on Music

by John Zorn
     
 

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.

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Larry Blumenfeld
[The book] provides deep immersion into a specific world. As a collection, they show that these avant-garde musicians share a rich legacy of common aesthetic attitude, and that each employs a personal approach that must be considered on its own terms.
The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887123273
Publisher:
Granary Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Pages:
379
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

What People are saying about this

Steve Reich
Arcana, edited by John Zorn, is filled with writings by musicians from all over the musical map. Interested in the sampling, deconstruction and reconstruction of pop hooks? The historical sociobiology of the downtown music scene? An American's reaction to the study of Gagaku? Extended contrabass techniques? A savvy take on ear plugs, amplifier distortion and pain? This is the book you've been looking for.
—Steve Reich, Composer/Performer
Meredith Monk
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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