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a new John Zorn book & more MBD

3rd Nov 08 (Mon) Leave a comment

A biography John Zorn by John Brackett is available by Indiana University Press.  John Brackett is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Utah.  This is the full-length study of avant-garde American composer John Zorn.

http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=84773 (paperback)
http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=84699 (hardback)

Brackett’s groundbreaking book . . . confronts Zorn’s contradictory modes of expression that couple the aesthetics of Stravinsky, Boulez, Duchamp and Godard with the transgressive sexuality and violence of Bataille, Genet and Maruo, brilliantly demonstrating how these powerful dualities of thought-real yet fantastic, pleasing yet horrifying-synergize to make Zorn’s compositional voice unique and seminal in the 21st century.” -Severine Neff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Check out the Table of Contents

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And to be totally nonsequitur, here’s a cute new animated video for My Brightest Diamond‘s song “Inside a Boy“:

Oh, and by cute, obviously that is to mean killing aliens with marbles slung from a slingshot…

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Oh, and go vote.  Tomorrow is D-Day…

~Dan – np: Piano MagicDark Horses -EP-

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