Arcana IV: Musicians On Music
Edited by John Zorn. "Now in its fourth installment, with a fifth in preparation, John Zorn's acclaimed ARCANA series has become a major source on new music theory and practice in the 21st century. Rather than an attempt to distill or define a musician's work, Arcana illuminates via personal vision and experience through the undiluted words and thoughts of the practitioners themselves. Elucidating through manifestoes, scores, interviews, notes and critical papers, composer/performers address composing, improvising, teaching, living, touring and thinking in and through music. Essential for composers, musicians, students and fans alike, this challenging and original series provides insight into the work and methodologies of some of the most remarkable creative minds of our time."
Contributions by Derek Bailey, Chris Cutler, Paul Dresher, Arnold Dreyblatt, Toby Driver, Marty Ehrlich, Mamoru Fujieda, Shelley Hirsch, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, John King, Keeril Makan, Gordon Mumma, David Slusser, Kathleen Supové, Davey Williams, Carolyn Yarnell, Nels Cline, David Dunn, Peter Evans, James Fei, Fast Forward, Miguel Frasconi, Kenneth Gaburo, Steve Gorn, Vijay Iyer, Alex Lipowski, Bob Ludwig, Benedict Mason, Hankus Netsky, Steve Peters, Matana Roberts, Brandon Ross, Ursel Schlict, Tyshawn Sorey