John Zorn

Les Maudits (TZ 8373)

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Les Maudits

John Zorn



TZA 160871

TZ 8373



CD 16,51 €


Les Maudits presents three dynamic chamber pieces inspired by heroic ‘cursed’ artists of French culture. Demolishing all boundaries and pushing the artistic envelope beyond all expectations Ubu is a triumphant return to the file-card studio technique that produced such masterpiece as Spillane, Elegy, Kristallnacht and Femina. A bizarre musical portrait of the subversive writer Alfred Jarry, Ubu is one of Zorn's greatest and most outrageous creations. Also included are two pieces performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble - one inspired by radical French poet Charles Baudelaire, and Oviri, a touching elegy to artist Paul Gauguin.


  • 01. UBU
  • John Zorn, sax, vocals
  • Simon Hanes, guitars, bass, vocals
  • Ches Smith, vibes, percussion, vocal
  • New York, January 23-25 , 2020
  • Claire Chase, flute
  • Joshua Rubin, clarinet
  • Rebekah Heller, bassoon
  • Cory Smythe, harpsichord
  • Dan Lippel, guitar
  • Erik Carlson, violin
  • Miranda Cuckson, viola
  • Kivie Cohn-Lipman, cello
  • New York, January 30, 2015
  • 03. OVIRI
  • Alive Teyssier, flute
  • Joshua Rubin, clarinet
  • David Byrd-Marrow, horn
  • Michael Lormand, trombone
  • Andrew Madej, tuba
  • Nathan Davis, percussion
  • Ross Karre, percussion
  • Ikue Mori, electronics
  • New York, January 31, 2015