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How To Get Out Of The Cage

One Year With John Cage

How To Get Out Of The Cage One Year With John Cage

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John Cage filmed by Frank Scheffer in a documentary which sums up 10 years of collaboration.

From 1982 to 1992 Frank Scheffer worked with John Cage on many different occasions, which resulted in a unique archive of audio-visual material. The material of this Cage-archive consists of interviews, musical performances and images of different locations related to his life and work – Filmed on 16mm and transferred to Digi-Beta.

In all of Scheffer's works related to John Cage he uses the old Chinese method of chance operations based on the I Ching – as often used by John Cage himself in his compositions. For this new documentary he decided for another approach: instead of using these chance operations he edited the film in the usual way that is based on choice. "I wanted the documentary to be informative and appealing to a bigger audience," said Scheffer.

Details

  • Directed by: Frank Scheffer
  • Production date: 2012
  • Duration: 56 min
  • Production: A production of Silk Road Film Salon in coproduction with EuroArts
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • John Cage | Composer

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