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"Twelve bizarre compositional miniatures for the blazing duo of Marc Ribot and Trevor Dunn combining classical 12-tone lyricism with rock intensity and improvisational madness. Jumping from composition to improvisation so seamlessly that it is often...
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This set - in addition to the music contained therein - is in a hugely deluxe and nice package which includes a photobook.
"Structured as a colorful tribute to women in the Arts, Femina is a triumphant return to the file card technique that has prod
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''Zorn's first soundtrack in three years is a dark and moody setting for a controversial documentary about the Gay Hasidic community. The score for Trembling Before G-D features two of the most inventive and creative musicians out of the burgeoning Bro...

Film and film music has had a tremendous impact on the life and work of composer John Zorn, and his own soundtrack work reflects his affinity, love for and deep knowledge of the medium. As of this writing he has released sixteen volumes of film music-t...

''This original installment of the FilmWorks Series presents three scores ranging from punk-rockabilly (featuring the nasty guitars of Bob Quine, Marc Ribot and Arto Lindsay); a jazzy Bernard Herrmann fantasy; to a quirky classical/improv/world music a...

''A dark and brooding work, exquisitely recorded for an untitled Walter Hill film.'' With Cyro Baptista, Anthony Coleman, Carol Emanuel, Andy Haas, Jim Pugliese, Marc Ribot & David Shea. [Tzadik]

''Contains 25 cues commissioned by Portland's vanguard advertising agency Weidman & Kennedy for 15-to-60 second TV commercials directed by, among others, Goddard, Cronenberg, Sven Nykquist and Industrial Light & Magic. Also included on this incredible ...

''Focuses on his work in the intriguing S&M film genre. Included here is a solo sampler composition for Mn Sarah's A Lot Of Fun For Evil One, a hypnotic trance piece for KimSu Theiler's Pueblo, a suite and variations for solo piano from Hiroke Yuichi's...

''Forty-eight sound cues for Japan's leading gayporno director, Oki Hioyuki....mixes together world beat, surf music, hard rock, ambient industrial noise, classical, jazz and just about every other genre you can think of in a bizarre sound world for an...

''Three very different scores for three very differentfilms all recorded in the first months of 1996. Happy-go-lucky surf rock grooves, modern classical improvisational madness and a dark electro-acoustic construct using the sounds of water, fire and w...

''The holy grail of Zornthologists is finally available in a newly mastered definitive version. Released in Japan for only a few short months in 1990, this is the original music Zorn created for a series of four shorts by one of Japan's most endearing ...

''Zorn's Masada music has never sounded as beautiful or as evocative as in this recording originally created for Port Of Last Resort -- a film documentary about the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Germany by resettling to Shanghai. Augmenting the exci...
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''Hypnotic, sensual and evocative music for Martina Kudlaceks brilliant and detailed documentary on the life and work of underground film legend Maya Deren. Mixing myth and ritual with avant-garde dance and film techniques, Maya forged a creative lang...

The latest volume in a continuing series documenting Zorns varied and creative work for film features one of his most popular ensemblesthe Masada String Trio. Feldman, Friedlander and Cohen are not only brilliant soloists, but also sensitive ensemble p...

The popular Filmworks series is a microcosm of the Zorn universe, following his maturing as a composer and his ever-widening musical interests. The music of Volume 12, all recorded in the space of a few weeks (March/April 2002,) is as varied as the fil...

2002 proves to be a watershed year for Zorn, with this being his fifth film score in three months. Here, a taste of Ennio Morricone, Astor Piazzola, French musette and Nino Rota make up what is perhaps his greatest film score to date. At times bizarre,...

With Marc Ribot on classical guitar, Kenny Wollesen on vibes, Trevor Dunn on acoustic bass, Cyro Baptista on percussion and Ganda Suthivarakom on vocals. "In a Martin Denny mold, Zorn has created a beautiful and exotic soundtrack with lyricism and a wr...

Working fast and loose with a small unit of close friends, Zorn has created a sensitive and intimate score for a dynamic new documentary film on a controversial subject: the rise of anti semitism after 9/11. Featuring hypnotic grooves and ominous moods...

Featuring two members of the exciting trio Rashanim with drum master Kenny Wollesen and Zorn himself on sax, this is a poignant and varied score for a new documentary about elusive film maverick Marie Menken who was a close friend of Andy Warhol, Kenne...
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For Oren Rudavskys new romantic comedy, Zorn has put together a new quartet with a fresh new sound. Drawing upon the modern tango of Piazzolla with a touch of minimalism, this dynamic quartet of violin, accordion, vibes and bass is modern instrumental ...
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"This twentieth volume of John Zorn’s exciting FilmWorks series features the fabulous accordionist Rob Burger and harpist Carol Emanuel accompanied by the world acclaimed Masada String Trio performing music for a documentary on the 19th century Jewish...
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"2008 proves a busy year for Zorn and film, with this, his third release of soundtrack music. FilmWorks XXIcontains two very different film scores for two very different movies—one, a bit of French S/M erotica and the other a documentary about the...
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One of the strangest films Zorn has ever scored (and that’s saying a LOT), The Last Supper is a science fiction/art film of wild imagination and style. The brainchild of French director Arno Bouchard, the film combines primal ritual with futuristic...
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"Eleven cues recorded for a striking documentary focusing on the life of controversial Mexican dictator Plutarco Elias Calles who was called everything from a nunburner to the father of modern Mexico. Beautiful and dramatic, the music is scored for...
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5{the last minute to score this bizarre and fascinating black comedy out of the Netherlands, Zorn responded to the stark black and white cinematography by turning in this intimate and moody score for piano trio. Brilliantly performed by Rob...
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"The first FilmWorks CD in almost three years (and perhaps the very last in the series) features three radically different musics for solo piano. Commissioned to create music for video installations in Moscow’s Museum of Jewish History, Zorn has...
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''A peek into the secret world of a teenage weirdo, revealing the early seeds that developed into the composer's later dementia. Private tapes, home recordings and candid notes.'' [Tzadik]

Craig Taborn: Piano
Christian McBride: Drums
Tyshawn Sorey: Drums
"For one of the last CDs in the Book of Angels series Zorn has put together an astonishing all-star piano trio featuring three of the most powerful and respected musicians in the jazz/new music scene: Craig Taborn, Christian McBride and Tyshawn Sorey. Diving into eight tunes from Zorn’s mystical Masada project they take off in flights of melodic, rhythmic and harmonic fancy that will make your head spin. Visceral and virtuosic.
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UPC  702397834120

"There has never been a Zorn CD like this one! One of the most exciting bands to come out of the wild late night Nublu scene in the East VIllage, Forro in the Dark combines the driving dance rhythms of forro from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz...
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UPC  702397833420

"Four of Zorn’s compositions for large ensembles performed by Arcana, a special hand-picked orchestra of New York virtuosos under the baton of Maestro David Fulmer. Including “Orchestra Variations,” the monumental masterwork “Suppots et Suppliciations...
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UPC  702397831525

"Three distinctive instrumental works touching upon themes of magic and mysticism. Goetia are spells and incantations for summoning demonic spirits and this colorful set of variations for solo violin draws upon the ancient alliance between the violin...
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''Two of Zorn's most influential compositions, one long out of print, now sound better than ever in this newly remastered critical edition, complete with detailed notes, session photos, reminiscences and more. A lot has been written about Zorn's 'file ...

"Focusing on the brilliant cellist Jay Campbell, soon to be a new music superstar, along with the equally masterful Michael Nicolas, Chris Otto and Stephen Gosling, these three powerful compositions take chamber music to a whole new level of intensity...
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UPC  702397832928

Original recordings from 1980. In a catalog of bizarre oddities, this CD could be the weirdest yet. Written in 1978 the composition Hockey has produced some of the strangest music ever conceived. By limiting each improvisers personal language to five s...

The name IAO is Kabbalistically identical to the Beast and his number 666. In the tradition of Zorn's longform studio compositions Godard, Spillane, Elegy, Kristallnacht and Duras, yet completely unique in form and content, IAO is a hypnotic seven-move...

"In a Convex Mirror features Zorn’s unique saxophone playing and keyboard stylings in an extended foray into the nexus of voudun and downtown improvisation.
An intense student of Haitian drumming and a regular at ceremonies from NYC to Port-au-Prince Haiti, Ches Smith weaves a hypnotic tapestry of polyrhythms that are constantly in flux. The result is an exciting new context for Zorn the performer.
With special guest Ikue Mori creating moody electronic soundscapes, the music is as hypnotic...
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"The third CD by Zorn’s most intimate 21st century ensemble The Gnostic Trio features these three master musicians tighter than ever. Lush and lyrical, Frisell really opens up adding a level of subtle nuance and beauty to the shimmering tones of harp...
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UPC  702397830924

"Inspired by esoteric spiritual practices, white magic, ritual, traditional myths and ancient legends, Zorn brings together a life long interest in mysticism with powerful lyricism to fashion this dynamic and evocative series of Odes for the New...
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"A fabulous CD of music for piano trio featuring the incredible Stephen Gosling performing an exactly notated virtuosic piano part that pushes the envelope of what is possible with a piano, and the dynamic rhythm section of longtime Zorn associate...
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UPC  702397831723

"The third CD from Zorn’s most dangerous new instrumental ensemble is inspired by the work and thought of Swedish playwright, poet, painter, philosopher, novelist, alchemist and occultist August Strindberg, whose dark brooding visions were a precursor to expressionism, surrealism and more.

Featuring the long form composition “Inferno,” named after one of Srindberg’s most startling texts, the music touches upon metal, jazz, minimalism, atonality, ambient and more. White hot burning intensity from...
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UPC  702397833628

"“Insurrection” is an intense new instrumental project featuring guitar wizards Julian Lage and Matt Hollenberg with the incredible rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Grohowski. Inspired by some of the greatest experimental novels of the 20th century the music is incredibly varied, combining rock, funk, blues, jazz, classical and more—often in the same song! Gnarly atonal melodies, bizarre harmonies, astonishing guitar fireworks and telepathic group interaction make this one of Zorn’s most...
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"ZORN'S LONG AWAITED TRIBUTE TO WILLIAM BURROUGHS! Femina, Dictée and Liber Novus were a triumphant return to the file card techniques Zorn developed in the early '80s, and mark a new renaissance of the form. Acclaimed as among Zorn’s greatest recent...
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"Weaving sonic dramas around the legacies of Magick and Alchemy, Moonchild is one of Zorn’s most intense and powerful projects. Active since 2006, Moonchild has released four CDs speaking directly to young, open minded and curious music lovers around...
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"Composed 1976–8 and now studied by guitarists the world over, The Book of Heads is one of Zorn’s most popular and oft-performed compositions. Utilizing an hermetic language of meticulously notated sounds inspired by contemporary classical extended techniques, the idiosyncratic guitar languages of free improvisation, cartoons, film noir, world music, philosophy and more, they receive a virtuosic reading by James Moore, founding member of the Dither guitar quartet. This special edition contains both a CD...
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UPC  702397833727

''Zorn's most powerful and unforgettable composition. The premiere work of Radical Jewish Culture features a virtuoso ensemble of creative Jewish musicians: Mark Feldman, Marc Ribot, Anthony Coleman, Mark Dresser, William Winant, David Krakauer &Frank ...

'Dating from 1977, Lacrosse contains the first recordings of Zorn's infamous game pieces. Featuring two all star groups, including guitarists Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, and Davey Williams, the music here sets the tone for much of what was to come...

"Zorn’s virtuosic string music is legendary and this CD focuses on his compositions for violin. Two major new works for solo violin—Passagen (based on the legendary B-A-C-H motif) and Ceremonial Magic (which appeared on Rimbaud in a duo realization with
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UPC  702397809524

This reissues a double 12'' EP, originally issued on Fred Frith's Rift label, in 1983.It features Christian Marclay, Peter Blegvad,Arto Lindsay, Anton Fier, Wayne Horvitz, Ikue Mori and M.E. Miller. [Tzadik]

''Definitive performances of 3 dynamic new chamber pieces.'' [Tzadik]

"Zorn’s compositions for acappella voice are some of his most sensual and sublime creations. This CD presents his two books of “Madrigals” scored for six female voices. Beautifully performed by his long time ensemble the “Sapphites” the music is even more varied and challenging than his previous masterpieces “The Holy Visions” and “Shir Hashirim,” touching upon minimalism, tonal and atonal counterpoint, textural experiments and more. Inspired by the visionary poetry of 19th century British Romantic Percy...
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UPC  702397833925