John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it

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Title
John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it
Additional title: In the name of the holocaust (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Additional title: Minutiae (Choreographic work : Cunningham)
Names
Cage, John (Composer)
Cunningham, Merce
Rockwell, John (Commentator)
Kostelanetz, Richard (Commentator)
Tomkins, Calvin, 1925- (Commentator)
Anderson, Laurie, 1947- (Commentator)
Tudor, David, 1926-1996 (Commentator)
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 (Commentator)
Ono, Yōko (Commentator)
Castelli, Leo (Commentator)
Perlis, Vivian (Producer)
Miller, Allan (Producer)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1990
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8676
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3220 (former)
Topics
Cage, John
Cunningham, Merce
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)
Composers -- United States
Artistic collaboration
Composition (Music)
Music -- United States
Genres
two-dimensional moving image
biographies
Biography
Notes
Co-produced by the Music Project for Television, WNET/NY, and Lola Films. Telecast on WNET/NY's American Masters series (program #509). Producer/writer: Vivian Perlis. Director/co-producer/editor: Allan Miller. Executive producer: Susan Lacy. Narrator: Patricia Denk Powers.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (59 min.) : sound, color ; with B&w sequences; 3/4 in.
Description
Documentary on the life and work of composer John Cage. His contributions to twentieth-century music are assessed, particularly his invention of the prepared piano, use of chance as a compositional tool, and collaboration with choreographer Merce Cunningham. Commentators include John Rockwell, Richard Kostelanetz, Yoko Ono, Calvin Tomkins, Laurie Anderson, Leo Castelli, and David Tudor. Cage, Cunningham, and artist Robert Rauschenberg also comment directly upon their work. Of special interest to dancers are footage of Cunningham dancing and performing in Cage's work Speech, and an excerpt from Cunningham's Minutiae, danced by Karole Armitage, Ellen Cornfield, Morgan Grey, Meg Harper, Chris Komar, and Julie Roess-Smith.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY926024592-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12172051
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1e67b570-8b37-0135-affc-2d8f28999357
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1990: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cf05b037-8d8b-4a40-82fa-fb8da24c3099

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cf05b037-8d8b-4a40-82fa-fb8da24c3099

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1990). John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/cf05b037-8d8b-4a40-82fa-fb8da24c3099

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John Cage: I have nothing to say and I am saying it