Music by changes … does music play dice?

  “As contemporary music goes on changing in the way I am changing it what will be done is to more and more completely liberate sounds… I am talking and contemporary music is changing.” John Cage From John Cage’s I Ching compositions and Karlheinz Stockhausen’s 60s aleatoric experiments to John Zorn’s game pieces and Brian Eno’s…

The Gnostic Preludes di John Zorn, Tzadik 2012

Recensione di The Gnostic Preludes di John Zorn, Tzadik 2012       E fu così che ci ritrovammo davanti a un altro cd di John Zorn. Grande notizia? Mah non saprei. Zorn ha ormai raggiunto una velocità di produzione tale che stargli dietro è impossibile, la sua rapidità di composizione, registrazione, masterizzazione, design e…

The Gnostic Preludes by John Zorn, Tzadik 2012

Review of The Gnostic Preludes by John Zorn, Tzadik 2012 So .. we are here again in front of another cd by John Zorn. Great news? I don’t know. Zorn has become so quick about composing,  recording, mastering, design and production that is simply impossible to follow his speed of light. By now he is…

James Moore plays The Book of Heads, 2015 Tzadik

Recensione di James Moore plays The Book of Heads, 2015 Tzadik James Moore è un chitarrista e un multi-strumentista dalla notevole versatilità, uno dei membri fondatori del quartetto di chitarre elettriche Dither, e un interprete a livello internazionale sia come solista che membro di diversi altri ensemble. Nativo della Bay Area, Moore ha studiato chitarra…

James Moore plays The Book of Heads, 2015 Tzadik

Review of James Moore plays The Book of Heads, 2015 Tzadik James Moore is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, a founding member of the electric guitar quartet Dither, and performs internationally as a soloist and ensemble player. A native of the Bay Area, James Moore studied classical guitar at UC Santa Cruz and the Yale School…

John Zorn The Book of Heads di Christoph Funabashi, 2012 Schraum

Recensione di John Zorn The Book of Heads di Christoph Funabashi, 2012 Schraum Questo cd rappresenta la seconda edizione integrale dei Book of Heads, un chiaro esempio di come, nel corso degli anni, sia andato aumentando l’interesse da parte dei chitarristi devoti alla musica contemporanea nei confronti di questi 35 studi dalle caratteristiche interpretative tanto…

John Zorn The Book of Heads by Christoph Funabashi, 2012 Schraum

Review of John Zorn The Book of Heads by Christoph Funabashi, 2012 Schraum This CD is the second complete edition of the Book of Heads, a clear example of how, over the years, interest has been increasing from devotees guitarists to contemporary music to these 35 studies. Studies as much particular as much opened to…

Book of Heads’ playlist

The Book of Heads (1978), composed by John Zorn, is a set of 35 etudes for solo guitar. It was recorded and released in 1995, and featured Marc Ribot. The piece uses multiple extended techniques. Condensed from roughly 80 other compositions, the work was originally composed for Eugene Chadbourne. Zorn learned the extended techniques from…