John Zorn :  Duras: Duchamp
Cat. # 7023
Released 1997
cd time - 47:23
US Price $16.00
France has been the birthplace of some of the greatest creative minds of the 20th Century. Duras:Duchamp is a tribute to two timeless figures who have forever changed our view of the world.

Over thirty minutes in length, Duras is a major new composition inspired by the romantic writings of Marguerite Duras and the mystical music of Olivier Messiaen. Seductive, elusive, ritualistic. Duras is a hypnotic work of startling clarity and complexity.

Étant Donnés is the perfect companion piece to Duras: a provocative noise trio inspired by the enigmatic last masterpiece of Marcel Duchamp, one of France's greatest conceptualists.
Christine Bard: Percussion
Anthony Coleman: Piano
Cenovia Cummins: Violin
Mark Feldman: Violin
Erik Friedlander: Cello
John Medeski: Organ
Jim Pugliese: Percussion
John Zorn: Conductor