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Tribute to John Cage, A; John Cage performs 4:33

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In this short excerpt from Nam June Paik's "Tribute to John Cage," avant-garde composer Cage is shown performing his famous silent piece "4:33" in Harvard Square, Boston. Approximate date: 1976


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Tribute to John Cage, A
Title

John Cage performs 4:33

Program Description

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.

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Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006
Documentaries and factual works
Cage, John
Composers
Avant-garde (Music)
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Music
Performing Arts
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Tribute to John Cage, A; John Cage performs 4:33,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29F6D065462245DE82C4F2ADA681234D.
MLA: “Tribute to John Cage, A; John Cage performs 4:33.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29F6D065462245DE82C4F2ADA681234D>.
APA: Tribute to John Cage, A; John Cage performs 4:33. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29F6D065462245DE82C4F2ADA681234D
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