Tribute to John Cage, A; John Cage performs 4:33
Part of New Television Workshop.
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
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.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006
- Documentaries and factual works
- Cage, John
- Avant-garde (Music)
- Performing Arts
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “Tribute to John Cage, A; John Cage performs 4:33,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 16, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_29F6D065462245DE82C4F2ADA681234D.
- MLA: “Tribute to John Cage, A; John Cage performs 4:33.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 16, 2018. <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