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FILM SCREENINGS

John Cage/Nam June Paik

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 2:00 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.

In conjunction with the exhibition Looking at Music

In the Film exhibition Looking at Music

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