Cage / Cunningham

Overview

If they've heard of him at all, most people assume that they have heard none of avant-garde musician John Cage's compositions. However, many of his works have been used in film scores, and in the 1990s he has even composed directly for films. His music remains uncompromisingly innovative, and is considered avant-garde even today. In this documentary, the composer's longtime collaboration from 1942 to the 1990s with the modern dance innovator, choreographer Merce Cunningham, is explored, and between interviews ...
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Overview

If they've heard of him at all, most people assume that they have heard none of avant-garde musician John Cage's compositions. However, many of his works have been used in film scores, and in the 1990s he has even composed directly for films. His music remains uncompromisingly innovative, and is considered avant-garde even today. In this documentary, the composer's longtime collaboration from 1942 to the 1990s with the modern dance innovator, choreographer Merce Cunningham, is explored, and between interviews with the principals and with performers in the Cunningham Dance Foundation, samples of their collaborative efforts are shown. As staples on the New York arts scene, they have also collaborated with many well-known modern artists, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • UPC: 032031140196
  • Original Release: 1991
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  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,017

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nam June Paik Interviewee
Viola Farber Interviewee
Alvin Lucier Interviewee
Merce Cunningham Interviewee
John Cage Interviewee
Robert Rauschenberg Interviewee
Young Lamonte Interviewee
Technical Credits
Elliot Caplan Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Sound/Sound Designer
John Cage Score Composer
David Vaughan Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cage/Cunningham
1. Opening [1:40]
2. John Cage at Home [5:40]
3. First Cunningham-Cage Collaboration [2:45]
4. Early Years With Merce Cunningham [3:32]
5. Cage Reading From Europeras 1&2 [2:37]
6. Four Productions [3:19]
7. Early Years With John Cage [1:45]
8. Points in Space [3:04]
9. Experiments in Sound [5:48]
10. Sonatas and Interludes [1:45]
11. Memories and Other Stories [6:58]
12. Sounds of N.Y.C. [5:23]
13. The Cage Percussion Group [3:09]
14. David Tudor, Composer [2:33]
15. Japser Johns, Artistic Advisor [4:32]
16. Rainforest and Events [8:38]
17. Martha Graham Dance Company [1:15]
18. John Cage Diary Reading [4:15]
19. Stage Space and Other Discussions [6:57]
20. John Cage on Zen Buddhism [5:15]
21. Summerspace [2:19]
22. First Meeting [3:32]
23. Septet [2:46]
24. Credits [5:29]
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