Music for Children

Music for Children is the first release in John Zorn's Music Romance Series and features three Naked City compositions (written at the time of Torture Garden) performed by Zorn with the band Prelapse; a 20-minute composition for wind machines and controlled feedback systems dedicated to Edgar Varese, and a classical chamber music piece for violin, percussion and piano performed by the Abel-Steinberg-Winant Trio framed by a poly-rhythmic etude for percussion and celeste and a lullaby for music box.[1]

Music for Children
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober, 1998
LabelTzadik TZ 7321
ProducerJohn Zorn
John Zorn chronology
The Bribe
Music for Children
Live in Jerusalem 1994


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]

The Allmusic review by Stacia Proefrock awarded the album 4 stars out of 5, stating "The adventurous parents who actually play this music for their child may be horrified to discover how much the little baby genius actually likes it. For those who are childless or simply less brave, this volume provides fascinating candy for adult ears."[2]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by John Zorn

  1. "Fils des Etoiles" – 2:16
  2. "This Way Out" – 1:10
  3. "Music for Children" – 14:17
  4. "Bikini Atoll" – 0:46
  5. "Bone Crusher" – 0:38
  6. "Dreamer of Dreams" – 5:48
  7. "Cycles du Nord" – 20:54
  8. "Sooki’s Lullaby" – 3:17



  1. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  2. ^ a b Proefrock, S. Allmusic Review, accessed November 20, 2013