1. Blue 7:09
2. Yellow 2:48
3. Pink 15:47
4. Black 3:42
David Abel: Viola
Barbara Chaffe: Alto Flute, Bass Flute
Mike Patton: Voice
David Shea: Turntables
David Slusser: Sound Effects
William Winant: Percussion
Produced By John Zorn
Recorded Different Fur Studios, San Francisco October 1991
Recording Engineer - Howard Johnston
Assistant - Matt Murman
Mixed at EastSide Sound January 1992
Mixing Engineer - Joe Ferla
Mastering By Bob Ludwig
Digital Editing - Scott Hull
Design by Tomoko T.L. (1992)
Digi Design (20th) by Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin)
Special Thanks to Akashi Masanori, Miwa Kaori, Lyn Hejinian, Larry Ochs, George Lucas and David Lynch.
Excerpt from The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet, 1949. English Translation by Bernard Frechtman. Grove Press Inc Used with permission.
Extrait de Journal Du Voleur by Jean Genet, 1949. Editions Gallimard. Used with permission.
TZADIK Blurb (1995)
Originally released in Japan in 1992, Elegy, one of Zorn's most important compositions, creates a mysterious world of erotic perversion. Like Spillane, Elegy is an album-length "file-card" composition, this time drawing inspiration from the writings of Jean Genet, and features an unusual collection of some of San Francisco's most interesting musicians.
TZADIK Blurb (2011)
Composed, recorded and originally released in Japan in 1992, Elegy is one of Zorn's most important "file-card" compositions. Drawing inspiration from the writings of Jean Genet, it creates a mysterious musical world of erotic perversion, blending rock, classical, improvisation and more. Featuring some of San Francisco’s most interesting musicians, including Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas), Trey Spruance (Mr. Bungle, Secret Chiefs 3), David Slusser (George Lucas, David Lynch, Pixar) and William Winant (John Cage, Lou Harrison, Thurston Moore)—now all long time Zorn alumni—Elegy is a cinematic masterpiece. Back in print after a year in limbo, this new digipack edition includes an expanded booklet beautifully redesigned by Chippy, filled with photos, testimonies and remembrances by the musicians.
Series: Archival Series
Catalogue Number: TZ7302
1992 - Eva Records - WWCX2040
1995 - Tzadik - TZ7302
2011 - Tzadik - TZ7302 (20th Anniversary)