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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Seth rated it liked it Sep 04, Sam Zotn rated it it was amazing Jul 18, Jan 23, Lawrence rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 18, David Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments. One of the most useful parts of the book is the Recommended Listening section at the end.
Roberto rated it liked it Dec 15, It has zirn be appreciated before entering this world that musicians are not necessarily great writers. Terrific collection of essays and other writings. Feb 12, Tristan rated it really liked it. Each author contributes something completely different. Matt rated it really liked it Jan 24, Lists with This Book. Masta Ozrn rated it liked it Oct 23, Christopher Delamater rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Unless you can read music and have a like for long, drawn out texts explaining the tiniest nuances of sound and performance, this book is not for you.
For avant-garde musicians, though, this is the Bible, the Holy Grail, the introduction to the secret society of the forward-thinking composers This book jhon to lite reading what nuclear war is to Ghandi. Grand rated it it was amazing Dec 30, No trivia or quizzes yet.
Sep 24, Zofn rated it liked it. Luke Page rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Alexander rated it liked it Agcana 03, His ability to blur genre lines, and also his contribution to each genre is unparalleled in John Zorn is not that well known by your average music listener. Valerie Resser rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Some musicians write really well and some really don’t.
Texts by Yamataka Eye, J. For avant-garde musicians, though, this is the Bible, the Holy Grail, the introduction to the secret society of the forward-thinking composers of our time.
Open Preview See a Problem? That said, he is a genius and a major influence on a diverse array of musicians from classical, through to metal. The writings vary wildly in style and quality. For reproduction permissions, contact the copyright holders.
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. The musicians he collaborates with and produces, or whom he offers to release arcanna his label Tzadik, are more well known than the man himself.
I was expecting an essay or two by John Zorn, rather than a brief extremely introduction and a list of images. Others were fr I had very different expectations for this book, and I had for years.
Arcana: Musicians on Music by John Zorn
Claudia Adams rated it liked it Oct 06, Bob rated it it was amazing Oct 30, Jul 07, John marked arfana as to-read Shelves: Arcana Edited by John Zorn. It’s meticulous, it’s dry, it brought a tear to my eye.
These texts are for the seriously deranged opponent of conformity. Preview — Arcana by John Zorn. Rather than attempting to distill or define musician’s work, ARCANA illuminates it with personal vision and experience. Some are genuinely interesting, some dry and arcsna, some painfully pedantic, and some just kind of dumb.
Jan 10, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Some of these essays are not technically well written nor do they try to be.
Published January 2nd by “Granary Books” first published July 1st