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File under: Avant-gardeMinimal

John Zorn

The Hermetic Organ Vol. 11 - For Terry Riley

Label: Tzadik

Format: CD

Genre: Experimental

In stock


This newest edition of The Hermetic Organ is a beautiful and evocative tribute to one of John Zorn’s biggest mentors, the pioneer West Coast visionary, Terry Riley. Performed Mat San Francisco’s historic Grace Cathedral during the epic concert series presented by Fred Barnes at the Great American Music Hall in September 2023 for Zorn’s 70th birthday, this is one of the most touching and personal of all Zorn’s organ recitals.

Present in the audience were a large number of the composer’s closest and oldest friends, and as a result the music has a deep spiritual edge. Looming over much of this music is the spirit of Terry Riley, one of Zorn’s early influences, and one of his dearest friends. Magical!

File under: Avant-gardeMinimal
Cat. number: TZ 9306
Year: 2024
Recorded as part of the Great American Music Hall's Zorn@70 celebration September 2, 2023 at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA Special thanks to Elissa Guest, Laila Nabulsi, Nick Smith, Fred Barnes, and Terry Riley A project of Hips Road © ℗ 2024 Tzadik