John Cage/Nam June Paik
Saturday, September 6, 2008, 4:15 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
John Cage: Catch 44
1971. USA. Directed by David Atwood. Cage is seen preparing for and performing in the Boston public television program "WGBX: A Telecast for Composers and Technicians." Through his use of repetition, absurdity, found sound, and silence, Cage compels the audience to rethink traditional assumptions of musical theory and composition. 39 min.
Nam June Paik: A Tribute to John Cage
1973, re-edited 1976. USA. Directed by Nam June Paik. In this multifaceted homage to John Cage, Paik creates a pastiche of Cage's performances and anecdotes, along with interviews with friends and colleagues and examples of Paik's own participatory music and video work. 29 min.
The Strange Music of Nam June Paik
1975. USA. Directed and produced by Camera Three. This exploration of Nam June Paik's origins as a composer traces his studies at the Conservatory for Music in Freiburg, his collaboration with Karlheinz Stockhausen, and the influence of John Cage on his work. 27 min.