Three Cages

Description: 

An impressionistic video in sync with three sections of the John Cage composition "Four Walls" (1944), which also features the poetry of his life partner Merce Cunningham.

About The Artist
Alan Roth is primarily a documentary filmmaker, who also has produced more impressionistic/personal work such as this piece. His first documentary film "Inside Out In The Open" focused on the music known as "free jazz."

Mr. Roth has also directed all the videos for a women's HIV prevention program (http://stophiv.neu.edu

Artist Name: 
Alan Roth
NYPL video?: 
No

John Cage 100 Anniversary Performance in Milan, Italy

Description: 

Sept. 5th, 2012: Happy birthday, Mr. Cage!

The prestigious Triennale Design Museum of Milan hosted us for a whole John Cage day and evening of lectures and performances. My contribution was an interpretation of Variations VI (1966).

Many thanks to: Sandro Mussida, Elio Marchesini, Alessandra Novaga, HurlaJanus Ensemble, Inkyung Hwang, Christian Schmitz, Luca Rullo, Lorenzo Villa, Triennale staff and everybody who attended (especially my students)

About The Artist

Giorgio Sancristoforo aka Tobor Experiment is an Italian sound artist. Graduated at SAE College and trained at the state-of-the-art THX certified post-production facility Marinastudios; started his career as audio engineer, sound designer and video editor in music and advertising.

In 2007 he wrote and directed for MTV Italy eleven short documentaries on electronic music called Tech Stuff, produced by The Box Films and recently published as a DVD + book by isbnedizioni. Since 2005 he has written several softwares (Gleetchplugs, Gleetchlab 1/2/3, OM, Berna) for sound-design and experimental music, appreciated in over 40 countries worldwide by thousands of musicians, producers, and teachers. He’s currently resident artist at AGON Contemporary Music Center of Milan working in interactive installations, experimental music and education as well as music assistant for composers. He also teaches sound synthesis, sound design and Max/MSP at Milan’s SAE College since 2002. His sounds and installations have been featured at the Shangai Expo 2010, Palazzo Reale of Milan, Valli Theater of Reggio Emilia, the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, Arena del Sole Theater of Bologna, Onedotzero, Nemo France, IDAP China and Japan, Le Cube France and Lovebytes UK.

His side-project Tobor Experiment Disco Experience is published by Bearfunk Records UK and includes collaborations with Stevie Kotey (Chiken Lips) and Fabrizio Mammarella (Clap Rules). Giorgio Sancristoforo is available for classes and lectures(English or Italian language) as well as site-specific installations and concerts.

He’s a member of the Electronic Music Foundation since 2010.

Artist Name: 
Giorgio Sancristoforo
NYPL video?: 
No

Hamilton Grange Teens Interpret John Cage

Description: 

Watch as teens from the Hamilton Grange location of The New York Public Library share their interpretation of Cage's 4'33".

Artist Name: 
Hamilton Grange Teens
NYPL video?: 
Yes

Morris Park Teens Interpret John Cage

Description: 

Watch as teens from the Morris Park location of The New York Public Library share their interpretation of John Cage.

Artist Name: 
Morris Park Teens
NYPL video?: 
Yes

St. George Center Teens Interpret John Cage

Description: 

Watch as teens from the St. George Center of The New York Public Library share their interpretation of John Cage.

Artist Name: 
St. George Center Teens
NYPL video?: 
Yes

TV Koln and Discussion

Description: 

A discussion of how Barry Morse, Dennis Reyes and Allen Wu prepared and interpreted independent superimposed performances of John Cage's TV Koln at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

About The Artist
Barry R. Morse, Dennis Reyes, and Allen Wu are three doctoral students in music composition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The multi-layered performance was a project for a course in Indeterminacy taught by Dr. Erik Lund.

Artist Name: 
Barry R. Morse, Dennis Reyes, Allen Wu
NYPL video?: 
No

Giorgio Sancristoforo rehearsing VARIATIONS VI

Description: 

For a Plurality of Sound Systems (Buchla200e, Radio, Tape Recorder, Max/MSP) Score available at Edition Peters

The score is made of symbols printed on transparent plastic sheets, the symbols set the number of available and possible sound systems (a sound system is made of speakers, generators and components such as filters, modulators, amplifiers). The symbols are dropped on a white sheet painted with a straight black line. The axis of each symbol states whether the component or generator must change or stand still (% of amount of change). Some changes are done manually, some other are made by control voltage. Amplification and surround pan are controlled (following the score) by max/MSP.

Recorded in binaural simulation, use headphones.

About The Artist
Giorgio Sancristoforo aka Tobor Experiment is an Italian sound artist.

Graduated at SAE College and trained at the state-of-the-art THX certified post-production facility Marinastudios, started his career as audio engineer, sound designer and video editor in music and advertising.

Since 2005 he has written several softwares (Gleetchplugs, Gleetchlab 1/2/3, OM, Berna) for sound-design and experimental music, appreciated in over 40 countries worldwide by thousands of musicians, producers, and teachers.

He’s currently resident artist at AGON Contemporary Music Center of Milan working in interactive installations, experimental music and education as well as music assistant for composers. He also teaches sound synthesis, sound design and Max/MSP at Milan’s SAE College since 2002.

His sounds and installations have been featured at the Shangai Expo 2010, Palazzo Reale of Milan, Teatro Valli of Reggio Emilia, the National Museum of Science and Technology of Milan, Onedotzero, Nemo France, IDAP China and Japan, Le Cube France and Lovebytes UK.

He’s member of the Electronic Music Foundation since 2010.

www.giorgiosancristoforo.net

Artist Name: 
Giorgio Sancristoforo
NYPL video?: 
No

NYPL Video: So Percussion interprets "Child of Tree"

Description: 

Jason Treuting of So Percussion discusses his interpretation of John Cage's "Child of Tree" in which the perform amplifies and plays a cactus. Typically coupled with the piece "Branches," this work provides instuctions on how to select the instruments to be played. Each instrument must be a plant or made from a plant.

Artist Name: 
So Percussion
NYPL video?: 
Yes

Personal Impressions of John Cage

Description: 

In 1970, John Cage received the Arts Award atDickinson College (PA). In this video, four members of the class of 2015 present interviews with students who participated in the 1970 performance. They also collect impressions of John Cage
from current students rehearsing for a 2011 performance of Radio Music.

About The Artists
Jenn Azarow, Dickinson Class of 2015
Christina Errico, Dickinson Class of 2015
Alex Kasznel, Dickinson Class of 2015
Matthew Schwartzman, Dickinson Class of 2015

Artist Name: 
Dickinson College First Year Seminar
NYPL video?: 
No

Program: New York New Music Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, 1985

This program features the world premiere of Cage's "Solo with Obbligato Accompaniment of Two Voices in Canon and Six Short Inventions on the Subjects of the Solo," as well as the New York premiere of his "Music for Six."

Date [year]: 
1985
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Credit: 

Carnegie Hall

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