DICTee liber novus (2010)

Track Listing 

1. Dictée (2009)  23:18

Cello, Voice [Korean Narration] – Okkyung Lee
Effects [Folky Effects], Sampler [Samples] – John Zorn
Piano, Voice [French Narration] – Sylvie Courvoisier
Shakuhachi, Flute [Bass], Clarinet – Ned Rothenberg
Vibraphone [Vibes], Percussion, Other [Wollesonics] – Kenny Wollesen 

2. Liber Novus (2010)  16:01

Effects [Sound Effects] – David Slusser
Organ – John Medeski
Percussion – Kenny Wollesen
Piano – Stephen Gosling
Voice [German Narration] – John Zorn


Okkyung Lee  - Cello, Voice [Korean Narration] 
John Zorn - Effects [Folky Effects], Sampler [Samples], Voice [German Narration]  
Sylvie Courvoisier - Piano, Voice [French Narration]  
Ned Rothenberg - Shakuhachi, Flute [Bass], Clarinet
Kenny Wollesen - Vibraphone [Vibes], Percussion, Other [Wollesonics], Piano
David Slusser - Effects [Sound Effects] 
John Medeski - Organ
Stephen Gosling - Piano  


All music composed,arranged and conducted by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Dictee : Recorded December 2009, Mixed January 2010), Liber Novus Recorded and Mixed January 2010 at EastSide Sound, NYC by Marc Urselli 
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Door Photograph by Marcel Duchamp Paris 1927
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 


Radical in both conception and execution, Zorn’s studio compositions are among his most personal and unique creations. Owing as much to film as to any musical model, these evocative postmodern tone poems have been described as cinema for your ears. This CD presents two exciting new pieces. The first, Dictée, is a ritualistic homage to Korean/American writer and conceptual artist Theresa Hak-Kyung Cha, whose brilliant work about loss, memory, language and identity is finally receiving due respect. The second piece, Liber Novus is a mythic psychodrama inspired by the legendary Red Book of Carl Jung; scored for keyboards, percussion and sound effects, this is truly Zorn at his best. Two outrageous, intense and poetically beautiful pieces filled with dynamic moments of sonic drama and experimental lyricism on one CD.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ7382 

Release Date:  May 2010