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John Cage / Merce Cunningham - Cage/Cunningham FLAC album

Performer: John Cage
Genre: Electronic / Audio recording
Title: Cage/Cunningham
Country: US
Style: Interview, Modern Classical, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1480 mb
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Merce Cunningham Trust based at City Center in NY. .John Cage Birthday Album, for September 5, 2016.

Artists John Cage Music for Merce Cunningham. Music for Merce Cunningham John Cage. Music for Merce Cunningham. This album has an average beat per minute of 82 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 77/88 BPM). Tracklist Music for Merce Cunningham.

Cage played for Cunningham's class at the American school; he knew at most three tunes, among them Three Blind Mice. Merce and John went off on tour after a few weeks, and never came back to the school. In the summer of 1953, at Black Mountain College, he founded the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (which included the young Paul Taylor, who had been in the Graham company with him).

Merce Cunningham, considered the most influential choreographer of the 20th century, was a many-sided artist. He was a dance-maker, a fierce collaborator, a chance taker, a boundless innovator, a film producer, and a teacher. Even at an early age, Merce Cunningham delighted audiences with his physical and expressive abilities, and his compelling stage presence. He had a deep well of energy for performing, a passion that would develop into an unparalleled and prolific career as a choreographer. Cunningham started his own dance company in 1953 and created hundreds of unique choreographic works.

The John Cage Trust was established in 1993 as a not-for-profit institution whose mission is to gather together, organize, preserve, disseminate, and generally further the work of the late American composer, John Cage. Its founding trustees were Merce Cunningham, Artistic Director of the Cunningham Dance Company, Anne d’Harnoncourt, Director of the Philadelphia Museum, and David Vaughan, Archivist of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, all long-time Cage friends and associates.

Cage said that many of his pieces were written either specifically for Tudor to perform or with him in mind, once stating "what you had to do was to make a situation that would interest him. That was the role he played. The two worked closely together on many of Cage's pieces, both works for piano and electronic pieces, including for the Smithsonian Folkways album: Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music (1959). Upon Cage's death in 1992, Tudor took over as music director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Among many works created for the company, Tudor composed Soundings: Ocean Diary (1994), the electronic component of Ocean, which was conceived by John Cage and Merce Cunningham, with choreography by Merce Cunningham, orchestral music by Andrew Culver and design by Marsha Skinner.

John Cage and Merce Cunningham by dauwdrupje.


1 Opening
2 John Cage At Home
3 First Cunningham/Cage Collaboration
4 Early Years With Merce Cunningham
5 Cage Reading From Europeras 1 & 2
6 Four Productions
7 Early Years With John Cage
8 Points In Space
9 Experiments In Sound
10 Sonatas And Interludes
11 Memories And Other Stories
12 Sounds Of N.Y.C.
13 The Cage Percussion Group
14 David Tudor, Composer
15 Jasper Johns, Artistic Advisor
16 Rainforest And Events
17 Martha Graham Dance Company
18 John Cage Diary Reading
19 Stage Space And Other Discussions
20 John Cage On Zen Buddhism
21 Summerspace
22 First Meeting
23 Septet
24 Credits


  • Cameraman [Additional Camera] – Robert Dianoux
  • Cameraman [Assistant Camera] – Gerald Saldo, Myra-Lee Cohen
  • Cameraman [Lighting Camera] – Matt Williams
  • Design [Title Design] – Christopher A. Kogler
  • Edited By [Sound Editor] – Ron Bartella
  • Effects [Foley & Sound Effects] – Rick Wessler
  • Featuring – Alvin Lucier, Carolyn Brown , Christian Wolff, David Tudor, Edwin Denby, Frank Stella, Gordon Mumma, Irwin Kremen, Jasper Johns, John Cage, La Monte Young, Merce Cunningham, Nam June Paik, Remy Charrlip, Robert Rauschenberg, Rudolf Nureyev, Viola Farber, Virgil Thomson
  • Film Director, Film Editor, Photography – Elliot Caplan
  • Film Editor [Additional Video Editor] – Charlie Bruner, John Rehberger
  • Film Editor [Associate Editor] – Lana Lin
  • Mixed By [Re-recording Mixer] – Ken Hahn
  • Music By – Christian Wolff, Conlon Nancarrow, David Behrman, David Tudor, Erik Satie, Gordon Mumma, John Cage, Martin Kalve, Morton Feldman, Takehisa Kosugi, Toshi Ichiyanagi
  • Other [Assistant To Elliot Caplan] – Nuria Olivé
  • Other [Choreography] – Merce Cunningham
  • Other [Cmx Editor] – Lee Ollerton
  • Other [Location Manager/paris] – Helena Van Dantzig
  • Other [Negative Cutter] – Tim Brennan
  • Other [Post Production Assistant] – Brian Lindstrom, Jenny Evans, Jérome Ayasse
  • Other [Video] – Doug Blum, Michael F. Stier
  • Performer – David Behrman, David Tudor, David Vaughan, George Flynn, Gordon Mumma, Gérard Frémy, James Joyce, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Jeanne Kirstein, Joe Heaney, John Cage, Joshua Pierce, Leonard Krech, Margaret Leng Tan, Maro Ajemian, Matt Malloy, Mell Mercier*, Michael Colgrass, Michael Pugliese, Nils Vigeland, Paddy Glackin, Pat Richter, Paul Price, Peadher Mercier*, Philip Brown, Rob Miller , Séamus Ennis*, Takehisa Kosugi, Warren Smith, William Trigg
  • Producer – Cunningham Dance Foundation
  • Written By – David Vaughan


This film documents the fifty-year collaboration between two revolutionary American artists, composer John Cage and choreographer Merce Cunningham. Tracing the history of their renowned and enduring joint endeavors, the film explores the artistic and philosophical associations that Cage and Cunningham have had with a wide range of leading figures in the art, literary, dance and music worlds.

Filmmaker Elliot Caplan combines eight years of world tour footage, archival material dating back to the beginning of their careers and interviews with principal figures involved in the Cage/Cunningham collaboration.

Music used includes excerpts of:
John Cage "Concert for Piano and Orchestra"
John Cage "Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music Electronic Version"
John Cage "Music for Piano 4-84"
Conlon Nancarrow "Rhythm Studies #1, 2, 4, 5, 6 for Player Piano"
Christian Wolff "Suite"
Christian Wolff "For 1, 2, or 3 People"
John Cage "Sculptures Musicales"
John Cage "Four Walls"
Gordon Mumma "Mesa"
David Tudor "Fragments"
Bo Nilsson "Rörelser, Slagfigurer, Kvantiteter"
Toshi Ichiyanagi "Sapporo"
Toshi Ichiyanagi "Activities For Orchestra"
David Tudor "Weatherings"
David Behrman "…for nearly an hour…"
David Tudor "Rainforest"
John Cage "Roaratorio"
Morton Feldman "Ixion"
Erik Satie "Trois morceaux en forme de poire"
John Cage "Totem Ancestor"
James Joyce reading Finnegans Wake
John Cage "Imaginary Landscape No. 1"
John Cage "Suite for Toy Piano"
John Cage "Credo In Us"
John Cage "Winter Music"
John Cage "Bacchanale"
John Cage "Sonatas and Interludes"
John Cage "Cheap Imitation"
John Cage "Variations V"
Takehisa Kosugi, Rob Miller, Michael Pugliese, David Tudor "Event Music"
John Cage "Stories from Lecture on Indeterminacy"
John Cage "Music for Marcel Duchamp"
John Cage "She Is Asleep"

Total time: 95:00

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
1401 John Cage / Merce Cunningham John Cage / Merce Cunningham - Cage/Cunningham ‎(VHS, NTSC) Kultur 1401 US 1991