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:
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.
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.
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.