JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH
DVD NTSC, color, 58 min
Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, music , philosophical
Zen genius John Cage is one of the great philosopher-artists of the 20th Century, adding the necessary spice to post-WW2 music, poetry and performance art in America. More than any other artist-composer, John Cage relays the teachings of Thoreau, Duchamp and Stein into our modern media vocabulary. He touches us how to listen.
John Cage: Man and Myth is an exhilarating multimedia achievement. Mix the close-up Cage interview with fresh insights by a dozen major avant-garde lights: Allan Kaprow, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson MacLow, Marjorie Perloff, David Antin, Glenn Branca, Johnny Reinhard & Phillip Glass, season with Portrait by the dada performance artist Stuart Sherman now simmer ingredients in a sizzling Cage-inspired edit souffle.
An inventor's son, John Cage turned music on its ear in the 40's with 4'33' and his prepared piano (inserting into the strings all sorta of weather-stripping, bamboo, screws, bolts and wedges of plastic to alter its traditional sound). Here pianist Joshua Pierce displays the prepared piano and performs Cage's haunting Sonatas and Interludes.
DVD NTSC Sale: $50
DVD NTSC, color, 8 min
Keywords: music, polititcal / social activism
Political rock-song driven APARTHEID ASIDE : 'No matter how far you run, you can't run away from yourself.' Both a colorized and black-white delight. A cinematic kaleidoscope offering the viewer a psychedelic and reverberating quick-cut technique.
DVD NTSC Sale: $30
Nomads of New York
DVD NTSC, color, 73 min
Genre: Documentary, Experimental
Keywords: arts & artists
Masterful, heightened and well-filmed view of 25
Poets, Musicians and Artists and their inspired original work
in a symbiotic continuum.
Collage-documentary from the New York City area and environs.
With spectacular sound design and fx.
Serious artist documentary with surprising dose of humor in parts.
Starring in alphabetical order:
POETS William Blake, Bill Considine, Mitch Corber, Dorothy Friedman,
Allen Ginsberg, Hettie Jones, Ron Kolm, Elizabeth Morse, Eileen Myles,
Elinor Nauen, Bob Rosenthal, Thad Rutkowski, Tom Savage, Susan Scutti,
Larissa Shmailo, Sparrow, Paul Violi and Lewis Warsh
MUSICIANS Corber, Gregory Gelman, Blake-Ginsberg Ensemble (Ginsberg,
Heather Hardy & Steven Taylor) and Sheryl H. Simler
ARTISTS Corber, Frank Mann, Clayton Patterson and Robin Winters
and PARTICIPANTS Minnie Berman, Ram Dass, Yossi Rosenberg, Lehman Weichselbaum and Simone Weichselbaum
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $200.00
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