John Zorn :  Arcana V: Musicians on Music,Magic & Mysticism
Cat. # B005
Released Jun 2010
US Price $40.00
Mysticism, magic and alchemy all come into play in the creative process. For centuries musicians have tapped into things spiritual, embracing ritual, spell, incantation and prayer deeply into their life and work. Although the connection of music to mysticism has been consistent, well documented and productive, it is still shrouded in mystery and largely misunderstood. For this special edition, Arcana focuses on the nexus of mysticism and spirituality in the magical act of making music. Far from an historical overview or cold musicologist’s study, these essays illuminate a fascinating and elusive subject via the eloquent voices of today’s most distinguished modern practitioners and greatest occult thinkers, providing insights into the esoteric traditions and mysteries involved in the composition and performance of the most mystical of all arts.

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Gavin Bryars
Steve Coleman
Alvin Curran
Frank Denyer
Jeremy Fogel
Fred Frith
Peter Garland
Milford Graves
Jerry Hunt
Eyvind Kang
Frank London
Meredith Monk
Pauline Oliveros
Terry Riley
Trey Spruance
Greg Wall
William Breeze
Sharon Gannon
Larkin Grimm
Tim Hodgkinson
Jessika Kenney
William Kiesel
Yusef Lateef
Dary John Mizelle
Tisziji Muñoz
Mark Nauseef
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Adam Rudolph
David Chaim Smith
David Toop
Peter Lamborn Wilson