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Arts on Screen - John Cage: Journeys in Sound
February 11, 2014
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
Arts on Screen
Selections from the 31st Montreal International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) Series presented in collaboration with MUSE Film and Television and with the support of the Quebec Delegation in New York
John Cage – Journeys in Sound
Directed by Paul Smaczny, Allan Miller
2012, 60 min.
In English and German and Japanese with English subtitles
Award for Best Educational Film, sponsored by Télé-Québec
Screening presented by filmmaker Allan Miller
Sound inventor, aleatoric music specialist, writer, mycologist, performance artist, Zen master, John Cage (1912-1992) was one of the twentieth century’s most revolutionary artists. This film, which was made to mark the centenary of Cage’s birth, combines rare archival footage and concert excerpts with a series of short accounts by Cage associates and contemporary artists, playfully revealing the many different facets of this pioneer.
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