Note: If you see this text you use a browser which does not support usual Web-standards. Therefore the design of Media Art Net will not display correctly. Contents are nevertheless provided. For greatest possible comfort and full functionality you should use one of the recommended browsers.
John Cage «Variations V»
John Cage, «Variations V», 1965
© John Cage

John Cage | Cover | CoverJohn Cage «Variations V»

Germany | 47' 20" | Director: Arne Arnborn | Photograph: Herve Gloaguen | Sound: John Cage, David Tudor | Participants: John Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor (Sound), Merce Cunningham Dance Company (Choreographie), Nam June Paik (Video), Stan VanDerBeek | Hardware: Billy Klüver, Cecil Coker | Edition / Production: NDR Television, Hamburg | interactive dance performance

 John Cage

b 1912 (Los Angeles, USA)–1992 (New York); doyen of New Music and Acoustic Art; Zen philosopher; early use of tape recorder or radio as sound sources in composition, also worked with random procedures, based on I-Ging, an ancient Chinese book of oracles, and integrated everyday sounds into music.