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Studio album by John Zorn
Released October 17, 2006
Length 44 minutes
Label Tzadik TZ 7359
Moonchild chronology
Moonchild: Songs Without Words
Six Litanies for Heliogabalus
John Zorn chronology
Balan: Book of Angels Volume 5
Moloch: Book of Angels Volume 6
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Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Astronome is an album by John Zorn featuring the "Moonchild Trio" of Joey Baron, Mike Patton and Trevor Dunn.[2] It is the second album by the trio, following Moonchild: Songs Without Words.

Theater director Richard Foreman staged an opera Astronome: A Night At The Opera: An Initiation based on this album which premiered at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater on February 5, 2009 and ran through April 5, 2009.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Act One: A Secluded Clearing in the Woods; A Single Bed in a Small Room; The Innermost Chapel of a Secret Temple" - 14:34
  2. "Act Two: A Medieval Laboratory; In the Magick Circle" - 17:02
  3. "Act Three: A Barren Plain at Midnight; An Unnamed Location" - 12:44



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Tzadik catalogue
  3. ^ Sellar, Tom (2009-02-17). "John Zorn Scores Richard Foreman's Astronome". Village Voice Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ Garland, Jeff (2009-02-01). "Evening Music: Ear to Ear: John Zorn". WNYC. Archived from the original on 2009-06-13. Retrieved 2009-06-16.