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John Cage : a music circus

Author: John Cage; Transatlantic Films.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Mystic Fire Video, Inc.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Mystic Fire Video, [1991]
Series: 4 American composers, 1.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Insights into the music and ideas of American composer John Cage, incorporating performance and conversations with and about the artist, who finds environmental sounds and noises more interesting than those produced by the world's musical cultures.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Video recordings
Named Person: John Cage
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Cage; Transatlantic Films.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Mystic Fire Video, Inc.
ISBN: 1561762377 9781561762378
OCLC Number: 31524785
Notes: Series title on container: 4merican composers.
Originally produced, 1983. Date on cassette label: c1989. On container: c1991.
"Based on a series of performances of music by John Cage to celebrate his 70th birthday at St. James Church, Islington, London, presented by the Almeida Theatre, Islington, London."
"76237."
Credits: Rostrum camera, Bert Walker ; film editor, John Wilson.
Performer(s): 'Indeterminacy' stories written and read by John Cage, spanning 1940-1979.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Contents: 1970 Songbooks for one or more singers, each singing to independent programmes, which are not predetermined --
No. 40 --
1976 --1977 Inlets sound piece for conch shells for 3 players of water-filled conch shells and one conch player using circular breathing and the sound of fire --
1979 Roaratorio an Irish circus on Finnegans Wake with prepared tapes, live musicians and a mesostic reading of James.
Series Title: 4 American composers, 1.
Other Titles: 4merican composers
Music circus
Responsibility: produced by Trans Atlantic Films for Channel Four ; producer, Revel Guest ; director, Peter Greenaway.

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Insights into the music and ideas of American composer John Cage, incorporating performance and conversations with and about the artist, who finds environmental sounds and noises more interesting than those produced by the world's musical cultures.

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