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John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking [videorecording]

Title
John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking [videorecording] / [presented by] the Department of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles.
Publication
1999.

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Found In
Merce Cunningham archive.
Description
1 videodisc (NTSC) (121 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in.
Series Statement
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Alternative Title
James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Video.
Note
  • Title from original container.
Event (note)
  • Videotaped in Theater 200, Dance Building, University of California, Los Angeles, on April 15, 1999.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Contents
James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet / by John Cage; read by Laura Kuhn (introduction and narrator), Merce Cunningham (Satie), David Vaughan (Duchamp) and others (66 min.) -- David Gere interviews Merce Cunningham (55 min.)
Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-327
Title
John Cage, chance and interdisciplinary artmaking [videorecording] / [presented by] the Department of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles.
Imprint
1999.
Country of Producing Entity
U.S.
Series
Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Event
Videotaped in Theater 200, Dance Building, University of California, Los Angeles, on April 15, 1999.
Summary
The first part of the program is a reading of John Cage's radio play James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet. In the second part of the program, Merce Cunningham is interviewed on stage by David Gere. Cunningham discusses his admiration for Erik Satie; John Cage's work ethic and interest in the mesostic form; Cage's choice of characters in the play; Cunningham's feelings about Joyce and Duchamp; Cunningham's recollections of his first dance teacher, Mrs. [Maude] Barrett; his feelings about the death of Cage; the making of CRWDSPCR; Cunningham's use of chance operations in his choreography; Black Mountain College as an interdisciplinary learning environment; and the making of BIPED. The interview ends with a celebration of Cunningham's upcoming 80th birthday.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Merce Cunningham archive.
Added Author
Cage, John, author.
Cunningham, Merce, interviewee.
Vaughan, David, 1924-
Kuhn, Laura Diane.
Gere, David. Interviewer
University of California, Los Angeles.
Added Title
James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: an alphabet.
Found In:
Merce Cunningham archive.
Research Call Number
*MGZIDVD 5-327
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