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Video clip of Tribute to John Cage, A

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Tribute to John Cage, A

Alternative Title:
WNET's Tribute to John Cage

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:

Copyright Holder:
Nam June Paik

Paik, Nam June

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

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.

Atwood, David
Barzyk, Fred

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

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)

Rockefeller Foundation
Television Laboratory, WNET
New Television Workshop, WGBH

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

Avant-garde (Music)

Cage, John

Documentaries and factual works

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