lundi 24 septembre 2012

The Concealed et Treatment For A Film annoncés chez Tzadik

Annoncés sur le site de Tzadik :

John Zorn: The Concealed [#8304]

Combining the sound of two of Zorn’s most popular and beloved groups, Bar Kokhba and The Dreamers, The Concealed is a sonic journey filled with surprise, elation and mystery. The latest volume in Zorn’s continuing series of 21st century mystical works features the dynamic quartet Nova Express augmented by the brilliant string masters Erik Friedlander and Mark Feldman creating a remarkable allstar sextet that combines and recombines into a variety of powerful small chamber ensembles. With arrangements ranging from solo pieces to trios, quartets and of course the lush exotic sound of the full sextet, the music is lyrical, enigmatic and stunningly beautiful. Referencing various esoteric traditions out of the East, this is a CD for relaxed listening and contemplation.

John Zorn: John Zorn’s Treatment For A Film In Fifteen Scenes [#3012]

Written in 1981, John Zorn’s intensely personal film treatment receives imaginative and unique interpretations by four cutting edge independent US filmmakers, two from the East Coast and two from the West Coast. Zorn’s perplexing list of 254 images inspires drama, humor and mystery, and the films range from experimental narrative to found footage collage and cutout animation. Premiering to two sold out houses at the New York Film Festival in November 2011, these four films work together brilliantly, and feature music by Ikue Mori, Andrew Nelson as well as Zorn himself. A fascinating view into the compositional mind of Zorn through the medium of visual montage/film.  

vendredi 21 septembre 2012

A Vision in Blakelight disponible


A Vision In Blakelight est disponible chez DMG.

Inspired by the spiritual mythology of William Blake, A Vision in Blakelight is the latest in Zorn’s continuing series of 21st century mystical works. With a cinematic sweep reminiscent of his best film scores the music is alternately romantic, ominous, ecstatic, driving and meditative. Featuring the Nova quartet augmented by harp and percussion—and the charismatic Jack Huston reciting from Blake’s Jerusalem on one mysterious track—this suite of ten instrumental miniatures references jazz, classical, easy listening, film music and minimalism. A lovely and varied suite reflecting the humanistic philosophy of the immortal visionary William Blake with a dramatic and brilliant lyricism.

Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Joey Baron: Drums
Trevor Dunn: Bass
Carol Emanuel: Harp
John Medeski: Piano, Organ
Kenny Wollesen: Vibes, Bells
Jack Huston: Reading From Blake's Jerusalem

jeudi 20 septembre 2012

John Zorn's Treatment for a Film in 15 Scenes - Jaquette

La jaquette du DVD John Zorn's Treatment for a Film in 15 Scenes qui paraîtra en décembre.

mardi 18 septembre 2012

John Zorn (Masada) - Hollberg Hall 12/11/93

Un concert complet de Masada en 1993, 1h40 en tout.

Le rappel :


lundi 17 septembre 2012

Joshua Light Show

Des photos du concert de John Zorn avec Milford Graves, Bill Laswell et Lou Reed avec le Joshua Light Show.

Joshua Light Show: John Zorn/Lou Reed/Bill Laswell/Milford Graves  

dimanche 16 septembre 2012

Lou Reed, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Milford Graves (2)

Lou Reed, John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Milford Graves lors du Joshua Light Show, 14 septembre.


lundi 10 septembre 2012

Music and Its Double - Pochette


A paraître fin octobre.
Three powerful dramatic works from Zorn’s remarkable concert music catalog! Zorn’s unique cello concerto is a colorful virtuoso showpiece for cellist Fred Sherry and three instrumental trios. Ceremonial Magic is a dynamic piece for solo violin presented here in a special duo realization featuring composer/performer Dave Fulmer and longtime Zorn associate Kenny Wollesen on drums. Closing the program is Zorn’s ritualistic one-act opera inspired by the late drawings of Antonin Artaud La Machine de l’être. It is performed here by the incredible soprano Anu Komsi who originated the role at its stage premiere at the New York City Opera in 2011.  

Parutions à venir

A la suite de la parution de Rimbaud, huitième sortie de John Zorn en autant de mois en 2012, trois autres albums sont prévus :
- A Vision in Blakelight, prévu pour la mi-octobre;
- Music and its Double, prévu pour la fin octobre;
- The Concealed, prévu pour fin novembre.

A quoi il faut ajouter le DVD Treatment for a Film in Fifteen Scenes, prévu début décembre.

Par ailleurs, Mycale enregistre cet automne un deuxième volume pour la série Book of Angels. On peut donc espérer une parution l'hiver prochain.

Et pour finir, ce tweet énigmatique de Heung-Heung Chin, qui semble concerner The Dreamers : Got an exciting project that may happen this year, collector's set.