Track Listing 

One  0:55 
Two  2:42 
Three  2:55 
Four  2:06 
Five  1:45 
Six  2:08 
Seven  4:39 
Eight  3:19 
Nine  2:46 
Ten  2:54 
Interlude  1:24 
Eleven  3:18 
Twelve  2:51


Jennifer Choi: Violin  
Ilana Davidson: Voice  
Stephen Drury: Piano, Organ, Celesta  
Elizabeth Farnum: Voice  
Michael Lowenstern: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet  
Brad Lubman: Conductor  
Tara O'Connor: Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute  
Fred Sherry: Cello  
William Winant: Percussion


Composed by John Zorn
Produced by John Zorn
Associate Producers - Fred Sherry, Kazunori Sugiyama
Recorded by Silas Brown January 3 & 4, 2003 at SUNY Purchase, NY
Mixed and Edited January 2003 by Silas Brown
Mastered by Scott Hull
Painting by Hieronymous Bosch
Design - Heung-Heung Chin


Composed throughout 2001 and previewed at the prestigious venue BargeMusic, Chimeras is a major new chamber work by John Zorn. Loosely inspired by Schoenberg's masterwork Pierrot Lunaire, and scored for the same small ensemble (plus percussion), each of the twelve movements combine different permutations of the players, climaxing with a breathtaking tutti of all eight musicians. Dramatic and colorful, with a soprano vocal part that takes virtuosity to another level, Chimeras is a work of beauty, truth and imagination. Premiere recording by a hand-picked ensemble of the best musicians in contemporary music.

Series:  Composer Series

Catalogue Number:  TZ7085

Release Date:  April 2003

SEE ALSO:  Chimeras - A Child's Adventures In The Realms Of The Unreal (2010)