11 novembre 2009

Giunge al quarto titolo la serie zorniana Arcana volta ad offrire direttamente a compositori e musicisti spazio di confronto e riflessione attorno a teorie e pratiche delle musiche nel ventunesimo secolo. Mentre un quinto volume è già in preparazione, qui ci sono scritti di Derek Bailey, Chris Cutler, Arnold Dreyblatt, Shelley Hirsch, Robin Holcomb, Gordon Mumma, Kathleen Supové, Davey Williams, Peter Evans, Vijay Iyer, Bob Ludwig e molti altri.

Now in its fourth installment, with a fifth in preparation, John Zorn's acclaimed Arcana series has become a major source on new music theory and practice in the 21st century. Rather than an attempt to distill or define a musician's work, Arcana illuminates via personal vision and experience through the undiluted words and thoughts of the practitioners themselves. Elucidating through manifestoes, scores, interviews, notes and critical papers, composer/performers address composing, improvising, teaching, living, touring and thinking in and through music. Essential for composers, musicians, students and fans alike, this challenging and original series provides insight into the work and methodologies of some of the most remarkable creative minds of our time.