John Cage - Journeys in Sound
|Director:||Allan Miller and Paul Smaczny|
|Producers:||ACCENTUS Music in co-production with WDR|
On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the American composer in autumn 2012, the documentary honors one of the most extraordinary protagonists of 20th century music. The program is directed by Oscar winner Allan Miller, whom the ‘New York Times’ called ‘America’s foremost filmmaker of documentaries on classical music’, co-directed by Paul Smaczny. Was Cage a Zen master or an expert on chance? A specialist in mushrooms, a cook or an inventor of new sounds? An author or an anarchist? John Cage was all of these things. The documentary ‘Journeys in Sound’ pays tribute to the fascinating American avant-garde composer. Shot in America, Germany and Japan, the program premieres rare archival footage; presenting concert excerpts and a set of short stories, featuring associates of Cage and contemporary artists, playfully delineating different aspects of John Cage. Protagonists are Yoko Ono, David Tudor, Christian Wolff, Steffen Schleiermacher, Toshio Hosokawa, Mayumi Miyata, Calvin Tomkins and many others. The film was awarded as “best documentary” at the Golden Prague Festival 2012.