Encomia (2019)

Track Listing: 

Preludes: Book One 
1. Novalis   6:24
2. A Prayer For Nossis  6:23
3. Nijinsky  7:27
Encomia: Five Short Pieces For Solo Piano 
4. Speculum  2:11 
5. Penumbra  3:14
6. Stretta  1:57 
7. Occultation  2:46 
8. Arborescence  2:42
9. Die Traumdeutung 9:41  


Stephen Gosling: Piano 
Chris Otto: Violin


All music composed by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded February 17-18, 2019 at Oktaven Studios, N.Y.  by Ryan Streber 
Piano Technician - Daniel C. Jessie
Mastering by Scott Hull 
Collages - John Zorn
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 



Featuring the fabulous virtuoso pianist Stephen Gosling, "Encomia" is a collection of tributes to many of Zorn's musical heroes.The first "Book of Preludes" consists of three impressionistic pieces in the tradition of Debussy and Ravel that pay tribute to the legendary ballet dancer Nijinsky, the author Novalis creator of the prose poem, and the Hellenistic 3rd century poet Nossis. "Encomia" is a suite of tributes to five of Zorn’smusical heroes that run the gamut of styles from minimalism to maximalism. Violinist Chris Otto joins Stephen Gosling for the final piece, a new composition for violin and piano inspired by the writings of Sigmund Freud. A remarkable program of some of the most beautiful music Zorn has ever written.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8366 

Release Date:  August 2019