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John Cage

The revenge of the dead indians: in memoriam John Cage

Label: Mode

Format: DVD

Genre: Compositional Form

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The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage (1993), a composed film directed by Henning Lohner. Featuring: Gary Burton, John Cage, Noam Chomsky, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Betty Freeman, Frank Gehry, Murray Gell-Mann, Matt Groening, Rutger Hauer, Dennis Hopper, Ellsworth Kelly, Alison Knowles, Raymond Kurzweil, Edward Lorenz, Benoît Mandelbrot, Yehudi Menuhin, Marvin Minsky, Heiner Müller, Jean Nouvel, Yoko Ono, Tomaso Poggio, Richard Serra, Shankar, Giorgio Strehler, Iannis Xenakis, Frank Zappa, John Zorn and others. And musical appearances by: Frank Almond, Irvine Arditti, Stephen Drury, Margaret Leng Tan, Isao Nakamura, Percussion Group Cincinnati, Joshua Pierce, Marianne Schroeder, Frances-Marie Uitti and others. Director Henning Lohner worked with John Cage during his later years, including collaborating with Cage on his only film, One11. During that time, Lohner filmed interviews and footage with Cage, and after Cage's death decided to assemble some of it into this unique 'composed film' based on musical principles a tribute to Cage, his thoughts, music and influence. The film also features 42 personalities from the well known (actors, architects, artists, choreographers, composers, theoreticians, writers) to the unknown (like street cleaners and market vendors) Ð in conversation with each other. The result is an unexpected and fascinating combination of intellectual thought, viewpoints and opinions. 'The Revenge of the Dead Indians' is neither documentary nor feature film. The thematic story development is a combination of 'found' video and audio landscapes along with theatrically directed readings and interviews.
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Cat. number: mode 197
Year: 2008

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