Track Listing

Prelude 1: The Middle Pillar 6:39 
Prelude 2: The Book Of Pleasure 6:06 
Prelude 3: Prelude Of Light 5:56 
Prelude 4: Diatesseron 4:35 
Prelude 5: Music Of The Spheres 8:14 
Prelude 6: Circumambulation 6:34 
Prelude 7: Sign And Sigil 6:22 
Prelude 8: The Invisibles 3:35


Carol Emanuel: Harp  
Bill Frisell: Guitar  
Kenny Wollesen: Vibes, Bells


All music composed and arranged by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded And Mixed December 2011 at EastSide Sound by Marc Urselli
Mastering - Scott Hull 
Design - Chippy (Heung-Heung Chin)


Get ready for some of the most beautiful music Zorn has ever made! The Gnostic Preludes is the latest volume in the mystical quest of In Search of the Miraculous, The Goddess and At the Gates of Paradise. Here Zorn turns to chamber music simplicity with an intimate ensemble of harp, vibraphone and guitar inspired by Early Music, Debussy, the minimalism of Reich, Riley and Glass and esoteric spiritual traditions from around the world. The music is lyrical and hypnotic, perfect for early morning meditation, a lonely afternoon, or midnight contemplation. Performed with great feeling by long time Zorn collaborators Bill Frisell, Carol Emanuel and Kenny Wollesen, who interact with sensitivity and grace The Gnostic Preludes is one of Zorn's most tender and subtle creations.

Series:  Archival Series, Mystic Series

Catalogue Number:  TZ7395

Release Date:  February 2012