filmworks xi: secret lives (2002)

Track Listing 

1. Yesoma (vocal)  3:07
2. Shabbos Noir (pizz/arco)  3:37
3. Tension  0:56
4. Hatzalah  4:44
5. B'rachos  3:16
6. Chazal  1:03
7. Ba'adinot (pizz)  1:22
8. Drama  3:02
9. Yesoma (vibe)  3:26
10. Darkly  1:40
11. Kavana  4:01
12. The Trap  2:14 
13. Ba'adinot (arco)  1:05
14. Armistice Swing  4:18 
15. Shabbos Noir  3:00
16. Motzee  2:30 
17. Interlude  2:06
18. Yesoma (pizz)  1:33
19. Ba'adinot (solo)  2:28
20. Shabbos Noir (fast)  2:11
21. Yesoma (cello)  2:35

Greg Cohen: Bass 
Mark Feldman: Violin
Erik Friedlander: Cello 
Jamie Saft: Piano (14)
Vanessa Saft: Voice (1,10)


All Music Composed and Arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer:  Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and Mixed by Jamie Saft at Frank Booth, Brooklyn, NY
Mastering by Scott Hull at Classic Sound, NYC
All photos of hidden children and their rescuers courtesy of the director (used by permission) 
Design by Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin) 


The latest volume in a continuing series documenting Zorn’s varied and creative work for film features one of his most popular ensembles - the Masada String Trio. Feldman, Friedlander and Cohen are not only brilliant soloists, but also sensitive ensemble players, thoughtful composer/arrangers and the best of friends. Their incredible rapport is at its best in this haunting score for Aviva Slesin’s documentary film on Jewish children hidden from the Nazis during the Shoah. Orchestral arrangements, intimate improvisations, lyricism and a handful of new Masada tunes make this one of Zorn’s most memorable film scores.

Series:  FilmworksArchival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ7339 

Release Date:  July 2002