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2 studio compositions from Zorn: a ritualistic homage to Korean/American writer and conceptual artist Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha; and a mythic psychodrama inspired by the legendary Red Book of Carl Jung.

Zorn, John
Dictee / Liber Novus

Zorn, John: Dictee / Liber Novus (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Radical in both conception and execution, Zorn's studio compositions are among his most personal and unique creations. Owing as much to film as to any musical model, these evocative postmodern tone poems have been described as cinema for your ears. This CD presents two exciting new pieces. The first, Dictée, is a ritualistic homage to Korean/American writer and conceptual artist Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha, whose brilliant work about loss, memory, language and identity is finally receiving due respect. The second piece, Liber Novus is a mythic psychodrama inspired by the legendary Red Book of Carl Jung; scored for keyboards, percussion and sound effects, this is truly Zorn at his best. Two outrageous, intense and poetically beautiful pieces filled with dynamic moments of sonic drama and experimental lyricism on one CD."-Tzadik

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397738220

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-77382
Squidco Product Code: 13065

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded and mixed January 2010 by Marc Urselli at East Side Sound, NYC.


Sylvie Courvoisier-Piano, French Narration

Okkyung Lee-Cello, Korean Narration

John Medeski-Organ

Ned Rothenberg-Shakuhachi, Bass flute, Clarinet

David Slusser-Sound Effects

Kenny Wollesen-Vibes, Percussion, Wollesonics

John Zorn-Foley Effects, Samples, German Narration

Stephen Gosling-Piano

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Track Listing:

1. Dictée 23:19

2. Liber Novus 16:02

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