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There is a fantastic opportunity to see a 5-day festival devoted to
films on John Cage at The Anthology Film Archive in New York City:
VARIATIONS: A JOHN CAGE FILM VIDEO & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-5181 Fax (212) 477-2714
It will take place between January 21-25, 2004 and will be the largest
collection of Cage films shown in one place at one time to my knowledge.
Many of these films are quite obscure and have never been seen in New
York. For a full schedule of the events, please see:
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/index2.html (scroll way down to
Also, at the 7:30 showing of FRM ZERO on January 22, there will be a
concert of Cage's CARTRIDGE MUSIC, FOUR6, and other pieces. Performers
will include Jim O'Rourke, Okkyung Lee, Alan Licht, and Tim Barnes.
Organized by Okkyung Lee in conjunction with Mode Records
The festival also coordinates with the first commercial release of the
Frank Scheffer/Andrew Culver film on Cage, FROM ZERO: 4 Films on John
Cage (mode 130, DVD only, for release on January 9th), on Mode records.
Dutch director Frank Scheffer is known for his creative films on a
number of 20th century composers, from Stravinsky and Schoenberg, to
Carter and Boulez, to Eno and Zappa. Mode will be releasing a number of
Scheffer's composer films on DVD over the next few years. Andrew Culver
worked as Cage's assistant (and designed the computerized I-Ching
program for Cage) from the early 1980s until Cage's death in 1992.
Scheffer and Culver will be present at the premiere showing of FROM
ZERO. For more information on the release and the directors, please see:
FROM ZERO: http://www.mode.com/catalog/130cage.html
FRANK SCHEFFER: http://www.mode.com/profiles/scheffer.html
ANDREW CULVER: http://www.mode.com/profiles/culver.html
We hope to see you there,
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