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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Return to Book Page. Books by John Zorn. Mar 27, Geoffrey Olsen rated it it was amazing.

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. Christopher Delamater rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. Musicians on Music Edited with preface by Arcqna Zorn.

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This book should have been a perfect fit for me, but in actuality reading it was a mixed pleasure. Now in its fourth installment, with a fifth in preparation, John Zorn’s acclaimed Arcana series provides insight into the work and methodologies of some of the most creative musical minds of our time.

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Give it a go if you want a sneak peek into the madness that is the creation of music and be ready for a ride, be ready to throw out your preconceptions of what is to be a musician and what music is.


These texts are for the seriously deranged opponent of conformity.

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Unless you can read music and have a like for long, drawn out texts explaining the arczna nuances of sound and performance, this book is not for you. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Rather than attempting to distill or define musician’s work, ARCANA illuminates it with personal vision and experience.

George rated it liked it Jul 09, Not for students learning to play the violin to satisfy their parents. Definitely for musical prodigies stricken with chronic individualism. Musicians on Music Zoorn Zorn’s acclaimed Arcana series, now in its seventh installment, is a major source on new music theory and practice in the twenty-first century.

I don’t know what I was expecting, really. Paperbackpages. Musicians on Music by John Zorn Editor. Some are genuinely interesting, some dry and technical, some painfully pedantic, and some just kind of dumb. Mar 19, Charlie rated it liked xrcana. Arcana Edited by John Zorn. Jul 07, John marked it as to-read Shelves: Kohn combination of insight, theoretical arguments, pretentiousness, and humor make Arcana a representative cross-section of the scene it sets out to define.

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Jan 10, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends zonr of this book, please sign up. Some essays I’d read over and over again, get inspired by, take something from. It has to be appreciated before entering this world that musicians are not necessarily zodn writers. 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.


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

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Mark Gallay rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Sep 24, Adam rated it liked it. Each musician is given the space to discuss johh illuminate their thoughts on music. Arcana III is the third groundbreaking collection of critical writings on avant-garde and experimental music put together by editor and experimental music legend John Zorn.

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 essays work at different purposes.

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View all 3 comments. Josh rated it really liked it Oct 15, Others were frustratingly un-written. There were some essays that were enjoyable, some that were informative, but, as a whole, I really don’t understand the purpose of the book. Jun 18, David Scott rated it really liked it Shelves: