John Cage Archive
JOHN CAGE: “The Works for Percussion 4 – Music for Speaking Percussionist”, Blu-ray (2017) Performer: Bonnie Whiting, percussion Produced by: Allen Otte Label: Mode Records 296. Bluray. [5/12/17] Run Time: 152 minutes Video: 1.77:1 Color. Audio: Dolby, NTSC, Stereo Subtitles: None Extras: Interview with Whiting and Otte, 73 minutes. Rating: *** For the true ‘Cageophile’ […]
NEIL THORNOCK: Between The Lines – Matthew Coley/ John Kizilarmut /Iowa State U. Percussion Ens./ Gerald Morris – New Focus
Contemporary percussion music for those with an open musical mind.
PBS Subwoofer Mounts Any Way; Four-Screen Display for TVs; DTS Withdraws DTS:X from 3.0 Broadcast TV Standard Consideration; SMS Audio Teams Up with Marvel & Reebok; Five Classical Music Controversies
Sixty minutes of John Cage for the fully aware.
SKJELBRED: Waves & Interruptions [TrackList follows] – Eirik Raude, marimba and vibraphone/Ida Bryhn, viola/ Tom Ottar Andreassen, flutes/ Thomas Kjekstad, guitar – Pure Audio Blu-ray – 2L
Relaxing contemporary percussion-based music with state-of-the-art recording.
FESTINGER, R.: Diary of a Journey; The Coming of Age; Laws of Motion; A Dream Foretold – New York New Music Ensemble /Harvey Sollberger – Naxos
Interesting compositions by Festinger well played but only adequately recorded.
A beautiful but sad documentary on a conductor’s unsuccessful return to Iran to lead the Tehran Symphony.
New York Philharmonic Digital Archives; Neil Young’s Pono & Meridian Visit; Discovering Fidelity from the Other Side
JOHN CAGE: Imaginary Landscape No. 1-5; Sixteen Dances – Ensemble Prometeo/Marco Angius, dir. & cond. – Stradivarius
Vintage Cage performed very well.
CAGE ‘A Tribute’ = Works for Piano and Prepared Piano – Joshua Pierce, p./Robert White, tenor/American Festival of Microtonal Music Ens./Johnny Reinhard – MSR Classics (2 CDs)
Very fine introduction to the more “accessible” Cage.
Weirdly interesting and mostly for John Cage fanatics.
CAGE: “John Cage 100” – 100th Birthday Retrospective of works of John Cage – Various performers [Playlist follows] – Wergo (5 CDs)
This is the work of John Cage: unpredictable, surreal, wry, and often infuriating.
An alternatively fascinating and maddening hour with John Cage, especially if you watch the five films.
Recent work from a true Renaissance man of the popular arts.
A fine documentary on an amazing musical personality.
Two additions to a comprehensive collection appeals to a niche market.
Strange sounds as art but would most enjoy it as music?
The late Simon Jeffes created a strange and wonderful musical world with his Penguin Cafe recordings. Now his son has reissued three albums and created a fourth in the same style.
Though made without Eno’s OK, this autobiographical documentary of the unique rock star/musician/composer/producer/music theorist/singer/visual artist is one of the best.
Predictably bizarre but interesting listening requires patience.
JOHN CAGE: Two3, Inlets, Two4 – Christina Fong, violin/ Glenn Freeman, conch shells. -OgreOgress productions
Inlets sounds like an electronic piece imitating water gurgling from a ten-gallon jug.