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Tribute to John Cage, A

Alternative Title:
WNET's Tribute to John Cage

Extent:
1 videocassette of 1 (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (28:30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Copyright Date:
1976

Copyright Holder:
Nam June Paik

Artist:
Paik, Nam June

Background:
This work was created with financial support from WNET and WGBH. It appears to have been broadcast by both stations.

Scope:
Includes a Betacam SP preservation master (presumably created from one of the 3/4" tapes) and multiple 3/4" screening tapes.

In this documentary-style work created by Nam June Paik and narrated by Russell Connor, works by John Cage and Paik are juxtaposed. Cage is shown performing his famous silent piece "4:33" in Harvard Square, Boston, and creating silent pieces for camera in New York City by throwing the I Ching to determine locations for spontaneous performances. One of Paik's robot creations is pictured on the street with bystanders. Composer Alvin Lucier appears in a talk-show-style format to discuss Cage's importance.



Directors:
Atwood, David
Barzyk, Fred

Producers:
Tappan, Olivia (Associate Producer)
Brandenberg, Carol (Associate Producer)

Editors:
Lemle, Mickey (Film Editor)
Bhargava, Girish (Videotape Editor)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
McKnight, John (Videotape Editor)
McCorley, Tom (Videotape Editor)
Crane, David (Videotape Editor)
Hutton, David (Videotape Editor)


Funders:
Rockefeller Foundation
Television Laboratory, WNET
New Television Workshop, WGBH

Performers:
Cage, John
Amacher, Marianne
Teitelbaum, Richard
Pulsa
Moor, Chas
Connor, Russell (Host)
Lucier, Alvin (Guest)



Subjects:
Composers
Avant-garde (Music)

Cage, John


Genre:
Documentaries and factual works





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