Facts about John Zorn

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John Zorn is a famous Composer from USA, he/she is still alive and was born September 2, 1953.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 25 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Zorn (25)


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"That was my challenge as a composer. Like with anything, to keep yourself interested in doing what you do, you set yourself challenges. So I said, Okay, I'll try to write a hundred tunes in a year"
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"Like you have seven people with their hands up. I gotta make a choice. Y'know, that's tough. Sometimes I gotta go with someone that has an idea and make several calls in a row, because they got an idea"
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"It's a blast to watch. It's a lot more interesting live than it is on record. I mean, it really is a theatrical event. It's a sporting event! Cause you never know what's gonna happen"
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"I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages"
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"When I'm writing, sometimes it gets to that place where I feel like the piece is writing itself and I'm trying not to get in the way"
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"The idealists will always be in society, and we will survive"
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"I have wit in my work and a sense of humor, but I do not use irony in any way"
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"You can't be idealistic in this world and not be crazy"
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"I run around, I listen to a lot of music, go to a lot of concerts. And when I see someone that gases me, I try to go out of my way to involve them somehow in what I'm doing or get involved in what they're doing"
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"I have about two or three people, we don't have an office, we don't even have a dedicated phone line. We do it out of our own homes, and we make it work"
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"As soon as you get a certain amount of attention, then everybody kinda wants to start taking pot shots at you. All your old friends that supported you don't support you any more"
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"It breaks even. We lose ten, twenty grand every year. But then the people who are working say, Look, I'll kick this back in, I don't need to take this profit share. It's very cooperative"
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"I'm getting ready to write a piece now, and it's been six months thinking about it, changing the instrumentation, changing the name, doing more reading"
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"I don't control it at all. It's all up to the musicians in the group. They control it. They make all the cues, and they tell me what they want, and then I act like a mirroring device so that everyone can see what the cues are"
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"That's where I began to ask questions that maybe don't have one specific answer. And the more people you get answers from, the richer the environment becomes"
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"One of the reasons I started Tzadik, which is my own label, is to keep things in print. I got tired of labels dropping things out of print when they don't sell"
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"You know, when we were kids, we had to go to a theater to see a movie. And then television came in and you had to wait until midnight to see the one you wanted to see. Now, all you've got to do is go to a store and buy it and you can watch it whenever you want!"
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"Well, in Japan, I have got a group of musicians that I have worked with a lot, that concentrate just on the hardcore stuff, say, that Naked City has been working on. We have like a repertoire of sixty songs now"
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"It's a matter of keeping people on a spontaneous edge"
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"Great musicians accept everything that they hear and find something good. They take what they like and they throw away what they don't like"
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"That is a lot of the reason I do what I do, to really spread the word and spread information and turn people onto different things they may not be, y'know, aware of. That is what Naked City is certainly about"
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"I put together the influences of my life in as clear a way as I possibly can, in the same way that Beethoven or Schoenberg or Bach put their influences together"
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"For about seven years. I really like it there. There are a lot of great musicians. The scene is very open. A lot of stuff going on. People's ears are really open, they are not closed. A lot of scenes here, people just get tunnel vision and are into one thing"
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"Eye was a great discovery. He is one of the great vocalists of all time"
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"And I try to be as diplomatic as I can, but it always ends up being a psychodrama up there on stage"


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