John Zorn: Sacred Music

Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Gyan Riley, vocal ensemble – Reflektor John Zorn

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Angelic tongues

In »The Holy Visions« John Zorn created what is, despite the formal austerity, a wonderfully vibrant vocal work for five female voices. There is something medieval to his »mystery play in eleven strophes« about the life, work and philosophy of the nun Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179), but there is also a connection to the compositional language of Meredith Monk. Zorn’s music approaches the cosmos of the holy Hildegard – who was a composer, healer, herbalist, mystic and author – with the requisite reverie.

Listen to »The Holy Visions«


Kirsten Sollek vocals

Eliza Bagg vocals

Elizabeth Bates vocals

Sarah Brailey vocals

Rachel Calloway vocals

Bill Frisell guitar

Julian Lage guitar

Gyan Riley guitar


John Zorn: Religious Music

John Zorn
The Holy Visions
Nove Cantici / Teresa de Avila

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Reflektor John Zorn

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Supported by Stiftung Elbphilharmonie

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