Madness, Love And Mysticism (2001)
1. Le Mômo 16:08
2. Untitled 15:11
3. Amour Fou 20:09
Jennifer Choi: Violin
Stephen Drury: Piano
Erik Friedlander: Cello
All music composed by John Zorn 1999, NYC
Producer - John Zorn
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama
Le Mômo recorded 10th December 2000 by JOEL GORDON at The Studio, Boston.
Untitled recorded 9th February 2001by JIM ANDERSON at Avatar, NYC.
Amour Fou recorded 27th November 2000 BY JIM ANDERSON at Avatar, NYC.
Edited and Mastered by Allan Tucker at Foothill Digital, NYC
K2 Technology by JVC Disc America
Cover Photo from the film L'Age d'or by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali
Design - Heung-Heung Chin
special thanks to Jennifer for efforts above and beyond, to Erik for his incredibly creative expertise in the tweaking and editing of Untitled, and Stephen for his breathtaking virtuosity and intense dedication.
Definitive performances of three dynamic new chamber pieces pushing the boundaries of virtuosity and intensity. Le Mômo, for violin and piano is a work of extremes, a ritual about exorcism and possession inspired by the works of visionary 20th Century shaman Antonin Artaud. Untitled, dedicated to Joseph Cornell, the hermetic New York artist whose delirious box constructions mix innocent nostalgia with uncomfortable personal obsessions, is a tour de force for solo cello brilliantly performed by Erik Friedlander. The piano trio Amour Fou explores love—obsessive love, mad love, doomed love in a compendium of moods ranging from Buñuel to Bataille, Scriabin to Messiaen. A mysterious and romantic new direction from John Zorn.
Series: Composer Series
Catalogue Number: TZA7065
Release Date: May 2001