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Tribute to John Cage, A

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Program
Tribute to John Cage, A
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.

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Documentaries and factual works
Avant-garde (Music)
Composers
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Music
Performing Arts
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Director)
Cage, John ()
Atwood, David (Director)
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006 ()
Citation
Chicago: “Tribute to John Cage, A,” GBH Archives, accessed April 20, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9BDFA93C54114BEC9A30768DE1F6B1D4.
MLA: “Tribute to John Cage, A.” GBH Archives. Web. April 20, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9BDFA93C54114BEC9A30768DE1F6B1D4>.
APA: Tribute to John Cage, A. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9BDFA93C54114BEC9A30768DE1F6B1D4
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