235 Media 1985. Mushrooms et Variationes. Köln: 235 Media, videotape, color, 76 minutes. Performance by Cage of Mushrooms et variationes, filmed 2 April 1985, Cologne, Kirche Sankt-Georg, and interview with Cage.
235 Media 1985. Videocongress: Metasprache II. Köln: 235 Media, videotape, color, 60 minutes. Features brief excerpts (ca. 4 minutes) of performance by Cage of Mushrooms et Variationes, filmed 2 April 1985, Cologne, as well as short interview with Cage.
Anonymous 1961. PM East Television, New York. Television performance with Cage and David Tudor (10 August 1961). Featuring Cartridge Music, Variations II.
Anonymous 1963. Musik im technischen Zeitalter. H.H. Stuckenschmidt trifft John Cage und David Tudor. Sender Freies Berlin, ca. 80 minutes. Live broadcast 21 January 1963.
Anonymous 1967. Gateway # 7. New York: Gateway TV video production for WCBS-TV, videotape, 30 minutes. Hosted by Leonard Harris; guests: John Cage, Merce Cunningham and dancers. First broadcast 18 October 1967.
Anonymous 1969. [Title unknown]. Features Cage and Frank Goodman. KOAC-TV, filmed 15 October 1969 (Roeper 1969).
Anonymous 1971. [Michael Tilson Thomas interviewed on the Dick Cavett television show]. About Cage’s music for prepared piano. Broadcast 18 January 1971 (Willis 1971).
Anonymous [ca. 1973]. John Cage à Paris. Service de la Recherche de l’O.R.T.F. Presumably filmed 1970. Shown 15-16 February 1973.
Anonymous 1977. [Program on Cage], 30 minutes. Hartford, Connecticut: CPTV. Broadcast 7 October 1977 (Gordon, E. 1977).
Anonymous 1979. Rencontre avec John Cage with Jean-Yves Bosseur, videocassette, privately recorded? Filmed 13 June 1979, Brussels, Atelier rue Sainte-Anne, Brussels.
Anonymous [1981 or later]. Boston: Boston Film Video Foundation, videotape. Cage 25-26 September 1981 performance of Empty Words.
Anonymous 1986. Von Salatköpfen und Neutönern. Köln: Westdeutsches Fernsehen 3, television film, color, 120 minutes. Features art of the 1960s in Cologne. Includes performance by Cage of 4'33", filmed 31 August 1986 Kölnischer Kunstverein.
Anonymous 1987. Aspekte. Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. Broadcast 28 June 1987.
Anonymous 1987. Aspekte. Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. Broadcast 13 November 1987.
Anonymous 1988. Off Holland. Includes documentary on performance of Musicircus, 23-24 June 1988, Amsterdam, ca. 20 minutes. Broadcast 26-27 June 1988, Nederland 2 television.
Anonymous 1991. Musikwerkstatt. Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, television film, color, 45 minutes. Includes interview with Cage by Henning Lohner, circa 20 minutes. Broadcast 17 June 1991.
Anonymous 1992. Imago. Bratislava: Slovak Television, television film, color. Features interviews with Ulrike Brand, John Cage, Martin Erdmann and Eleonóra Slanic'ková, filmed 15-19 June 1992 in Bratislava. First broadcast presumably 30 June 1992.
Anonymous forthcoming. [Cage reading Charles Eliot Norton lecture IV]. Frankfurt am Main: Edition Michael F. Bauer [MFB [VHS] 027, video, sound, color, duration 60 minutes.
Arita, Akira and Marcus Reichert 1968. Silent Sonata. Arita Reichert Collaborative. 16 mm, 1.37:1, color, sound, 10 minutes. Features music by Cage.
Arnbom, Arne 1966. Variations V. Hamburg: Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR TV); Stockholm: Sveriges Radio TV, 16 mm film and videotape, sound, black and white, 48 minutes. Filmed 1966 in Studio Hamburg. Features a performance of Variations V performed by Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham Dance Company; film material from previous performances (23 July 1965, New York and 5 August 1966, Saint-Paul-de-Vence) was also used. Introduction by Hansjörg Pauli.
Atlas, Charles 1976. Squaregame Video. video, black and white, 27 minutes. Music by Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song, performed by Takehisa Kosugi (presumably not with Cage). Filmed May 1976, Westbeth studio, New York.
Atlas, Charles 2000. Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance. New York: Fox Lorber CentreStage. Commissioned by ARTE France, BBC, WNET-TV (American Masters). DVD (videodisc), 4 3/4 inch, sound, color and black and white, 90 minutes.
Atlas, Charles and Merce Cunningham 1974. Westbeth. New York: Cunningham Dance Foundation, 16mm and videotape, black and white, 32 minutes. Features music by Cage. Filmed fall 1974.
Atlas, Charles and Merce Cunningham 1983. Coast Zone. color, sound, 16 mm film and video, 27 minutes. Filmed January 1983, New York, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Synod Hall; music by Larry Austin, Beachcombers, performed by Cage, Martin Kalve, Takehisa Kosugi, David Tudor.
Bailey, David [circa 1972]. Andy Warhol. London: Associated Television Corporation, television film, duration unknown. Includes interview with Cage, filmed before or during 1972 (Cage/Lohner 1989, 243; Cage and Duchamp/Bailey 1972).
Bailey, Derek 1982. Today and Tomorrow. London: Polytel Films (James Galway’s Music in Time; Part 16), television film, color, 60 minutes. Includes brief statement by Cage.
Behrens, Michael 1980. Für Augen und Ohren, color, 30 minutes. Features an impression of the exhibition in the Berlin Akademie der Künste, 20 January-2 March 1980.
Brakhage, Stan 1955. In Between. Canyon Cinema [distribution], 16mm, 1.37:1 film, color, sound, 10 minutes. Includes excerpts from Sonatas and Interludes.
Blackwood, Michael 1985. Colin McPhee: The Lure of Asian Music. New York: Michael Blackwood Productions, television film, color, 58 minutes. Includes two brief statements by Cage.
Bongiorno, Mike 1959. Lascia o radoppia. Radio Audizione Italiana [six broadcasts], television film, black and white, duration unknown, destroyed. Features Cage participating in quiz with Mike Bongiorno; performing Sounds of Venice, Water Walk (Cage/Bongiorno 1975; Helms 1972).
Brockway, Merrill 1969. Aspects of a New Consciousness: Dialogue III. CBS Creative Arts Television (Camera Three), television film, color, sound, 30 minutes. Features Cage interviewed by Jack Kroll; Variations II, Williams Mix.
Brockway, Merrill 1977. Event for Television. Produced by Emile Ardolino for National Educational Television [WNET] (Dance In America), television film, color, sound, 56 minutes. Features excerpts from dances by Merce Cunningham: Branches to Solo; from Music for Piano to Minutiae; Erik Satie, Trois morceaux en forme de poire to Septet. David Tudor, Rainforest and Toneburst to Sounddance. Antic Meet, Scramble, Rainforest, and Video Triangle, created for the program.
Brose, Lawrence F. 1990. Ryoanji. 16mm, color, 20 minutes. Features Ryoanji performed by the Buffalo New Music Ensemble.
Cage, John and Richard Lippold 1956. The Sun. Restored in 2013 by the Center for Visual Music. silent, 6 minutes (literature: Brown, R.H. 2012b).
Cage, John and Henning Lohner 1992. One11. Henning Lohner, 35 mm, black and white, silent, 94 minutes. Cinematography by Van Theodore Carson. New York: Mode (Mode 174) [DVD]. Music: John Cage, 103. WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln. Arturo Tamayo. Spoleto Festival Orchestra. John Kennedy (review: Boutwell 2007).
Cage, John and Frank Scheffer 1988. ChessFilmNoise. Frank Scheffer, 16 mm film, sound, color, 19 minutes. Film based on footage of a chess match between Cage and Stephen Lowy.
Cage, John and Andrew Schulman 1989. Silent Shadows. Boston, Massachusetts: WNEV-TV Channel 7, television film, black and white, 2 minutes (Studio 7). Camera: Ron Gomez. First broadcast 29 June 1989 (Kahn, J.P. 1989).
Caplan, Elliot 1987. The Collaborators: Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg. Saint Louis, Missouri: KETC Public Television, videotape [U-Matic], color, 56 minutes. Introduction by Adam Pinoker. First part includes a discussion between Cage, Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg, moderated by David Vaughan, filmed 19 March 1987, as well as archival footage of Travelogue, Minutiae [silent], Nocturnes, and Antic Meet [silent]. The second part is identical with Atlas and Cunningham 1983.
Caplan, Elliot 1991. Cage/Cunningham: A Film. New York: Cunningham Dance Foundation, 16mm film, 1.37:1, color and black and white, sound, 95 minutes. Includes excerpts from Anarchy (read by Cage, 27 February 1988), Bacchanale, Cheap Imitation (piano), Credo in Us, Diary: How to Improve (read by Cage, 1989, New York), Europeras 1 & 2 (Cage reading synopses), Imaginary Landscape No. 1, Music for Marcel Duchamp, Roaratorio, Sculptures musicales, She Is Asleep, Sonatas and Interludes, Suite for Toy Piano, The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (Cage reading the text), excerpts from Cunningham’s choreographies Changeling , Crises , Exchange , Four Walls , How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run, Inventions , Night Wandering , Place, Rainforest, Scramble, Septet [with Cage and Tudor performing Erik Satie’s Trois morceaux en forme de poire], Story , Summerspace, Tread , Variations V , Walkaround Time , performances of tours in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (1966; Events), Avignon (1988; Roaratorio), excerpts from 1984 performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in Hong Kong, New Delhi, Seoul, Taipei, Taiwan (Events), excerpt of Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham dancing. Interviews with Cage and many others, including Bonnie Bird, Carolyn Brown, Remy Charlip, Merce Cunningham, Edwin Denby, Doris Dennison, Viola Farber, Michel Guy, Jasper Johns, Irwin Kremen, Alvin Lucier, Gordon Mumma, Rudolf Nureyev, Nam June Paik, Marianne Preger-Simon, Robert Rauschenberg, M. C. Richards, Jean Rigg, Frank Stella, Virgil Thomson, David Tudor, Christian Wolff, LaMonte Young, and students of Juilliard School of Music (De Visscher 1992c; Holden 1991).
Caplan, Elliot 1992. Beach Birds for Camera. New York: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation and Timothy Nelson, 35 mm and videotape, color and black and white, sound, 28 minutes. First shown November 1992, Cinémathèque de la Danse at L’Opéra de Paris Garnier. Features Cage, Cunningham, and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Includes Four3 performed by John D.S. Adams, Takehisa Kosugi, Michael Pugliese, and David Tudor.
Caplan, Elliot and Merce Cunningham 1986. Points in Space. London [etc.]: British Broadcasting Corporation BBC 2; Cunningham Dance Foundation, Kultur Films, videotape and 16 mm television film, color, sound, 56 minutes. Part one documents the making of, part two a performance of Points in Space performed by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Music by Cage, Voiceless Essay. Includes interview with Cage by Bob Lockyer (reviews: Crisp 1987; Macaulay 1987; Walker, K. S. 1987).
Caplan, Elliot and Merce Cunningham 1989. Changing Steps. New York: Cunningham Dance Foundation; Timothy J. Nelson; LaSEPT, Video West, and the Sundance Institute, videotape, color and black and white, 39 minutes. Features the Merce Cunningham Dance Company performing Cartridge Music to Changing Steps, shot in several locations (April 1974, Westbeth, New York; June 1988, Bielefeld, Bühnen der Stadt, Neuss, Stadhalle, Leverkusen, Forum; October 1988, Provo, Utah, Sundance Institute and Orem, Utah, Sunrise Studios). Narrated by Robert Redford. First broadcast 28 October 1989, BBC 2 (review: Dunning 1989).
Cesarin, Justin 2001. Caged Bird. Caesar Pictures and RQL Design, digital video, 1.85:1, color. Choreography by Heather Capizzi. Includes performances of 4'33" and 0'00".
Chadabe, Joel 1994. HPSCHD. 45 minutes. Documentary of a performance on 3 April 1994, Amsterdam.
Chenzira, Ayoka 1979. Syvilla: They Dance to Her Drum. New York: Black Filmmakers Foundation; Women Make Movies; 16 mm film and video, sound, black and white, 23 minutes. Documentary about Syvilla Fort; features excerpt from Bacchanale.
Cohen, Zen 2015. Juan Jaula es John Cage. 40 minutes, color. About Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo’s confrontation of his musical heritage and education against taboos of the musical avant-garde by rehearsing with a mariachi band to perform Cage’s Variations II.
Corber, Mitch 1990. John Cage: Man and Myth. Distributed by Thin Air Video, videotape, 60 minutes. Features interviews with Cage, Glenn Branca, Philip Glass, Richard Kostelanetz, and many others; music by Cage and Stuart Sherman.
Davidovich, Jaime and Steve Lawrence 1978. John Cage Reads from 36 Mesostics re and not re Duchamp. New York: SoHo Television, videotape, color, sound, 28 minutes. Features Cage reading 36 Mesostics re and not re Duchamp, 20 March 1978.
Davidovich, Jaime and Steve Lawrence 1979. By Cage: The Initiation of a New Composition for the Third Time by John Cage in Dialogue with Richard Kostelanetz. New York: Manhattan Cable Television; SoHo Television; Artists Television Network; SoHo Television; videotape, color, sound, 28 minutes. Cage interviewed by Richard Kostelanetz about Writing through Finnegans Wake (1977) and Writing for the Second Time through Finnegans Wake (1977), 20 March 1978. Produced at Center for Non-Broadcast Television at Automation House, 1978 (reference: Cage/Kostelanetz 1982; review: O’Connor, J.J. 1979).
Davies, Molly 1982. The Weather Was Perfect. New York: Chelsea Center for the Arts. 16mm film [and DVD], color, sound, 11 minutes. Based on “Where Are We Eating? And What Are We Eating?” [text]. Music by Cage. Featuring Sage Cowles.
Dean, Tacita 2008. Merce Cunningham Performs Stillness (in three movements) to John Cage’s Composition 4'33" with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007. Installation consisting of six films featuring six performances of 4'33" by Merce Cunningham with Trevor Carlson. Filmed 28 April 2007, studio of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, New York.
DeAntonio, Emile and Vincent Hanlon 1989. Mr. Hoover and I. Channel Four Films, 35mm, color and black and white, sound, 90 minutes. Starring John Cage, Emile de Antonio, and Nancy de Antonio.
Decostere, Stefaan 1984. Nam June Paik. Brussel: Belgische Radio en Televisie, television film. Includes excerpts of interview with Cage.
Defilla, Peider A. 1989. What You Say… Galerie Boa. Features Cage reading. Shown Munich, 21 March 1992.
Dercon, Chris and Stefaan Decostere 1983. Sometimes It Works, Sometimes It Doesn’t. Brussel: Belgische Radio en Televisie (Het Gerucht); videotape, color, 63 minutes. First part features interviews with Cage and Merce Cunningham alternating with footage from Cage performing 4'33", Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Square; second part, a performance of David Tudor, Phonemes to Channels/Inserts (1982). First broadcast 5 November 1983.
Deren, Maya. At Land, 1944, 16mm, 1:37:1, black and white, silent, 15 minutes. Film Summer 1944, Port Jefferson, New York. Cage appears briefly as an actor; also features Paquita Anderson, Xenia Cage, Dante, Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid, Richard Hunter, Philip Lamantia, Leo Lerman, Alvin Lustig, Pablo Mendez, Marie Menkin, Parker Tyler, and Schuyler Watts (reference: Clark, V.A., Hodson, and Neiman 1988).
Di Castri, Marco 1986. H.C.E: John Cage a Torino. U-Matic, 30 minutes. In English with Italian subtitles. Features Cage visit to Turin, 5-20 May 1984.
Dunlop, Geoff 1979. Merce Cunningham. South Bank Show, London Weekend Television. film and video, color, 60 minutes. Features interviews with Merce Cunningham, Carolyn Brown, Karole Armitage, and Chris Komar and excerpts from Telephones and Birds to Travelogue; Takehisa Kosugi, S.E. Wave/E.W. Song to Squaregame; and David Tudor, Weatherings to Exchange.
Englander, Roger 1968. Place, Scramble, How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run. Buffalo, New York: WNED/TV, 16 mm film, black and white, 120 minutes. Filmed 8 March 1968, Buffalo Festival of the Arts Today. Includes interviews with Cage and Cunningham and performances of the dances listed in the title: Gordon Mumma, Mesa to Place; Toshi Ichiyanagi, Activities for Orchestra to Scramble; and How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (Cage).
Fischinger, Oskar 1937. An Optical Poem, 35mm, 1.37:1, color, sound, 6 minutes. Cage served as an assistant (uncredited).
Fitzgerald, Kit and John Sanborn 1982. A Tribute to Nam June Paik: A Video Portrait of a Man Who Won’t Sit Still. New York: Fitzgerald/Sanborn, videotape, color, sound, 28 minutes. Commentary by Russell Connor. Features Cage.
Fontaine, Dick. Sound?? Rahsaan Roland Kirk and John Cage. New York: Rhapsody Films, 1968 [1988?], videocassette, black and white, sound, 27 minutes. See also Lee 1998. Features Cages reading Communication (1958) and rehearsing with David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, December 1966, London, Saville Theatre (review: Cadence 1989).
Frangella, Luis 1975. Lecture on the Weather. Film for Cage’s composition of the same name.
Friedman, Roberta, Don Gillespie, and Gene Caprioglio [circa 1994]. 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs. New York: Black Maria, 120 minutes. Realization of 49 Waltzes for the Five Boroughs.
Goodman, Karen and Kirk Simon 1996. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud. Buckminster Fuller Institute and Simon & Goodman Picture Company (PBS American Masters), 93 minutes. Includes interview with Cage.
Goodson, Mark and Bill Todson 1960. I’ve Got a Secret. 30 minutes. Broadcast January 1960. Presumably hosted by Garry Moore. Cage appeared as a contestant with Zsa Zsa Gabor and performed Water Walk.
Greenaway, Peter 1983. John Cage: A Music Circus. Produced by Revel Guest and Trans Atlantic Films. London: Transatlantic Films, for British Broadcasting Corporation BBC Channel Four (Modern American Composers; 1), television film, color, 55 minutes. Features excerpts from interview with Cage and from many compositions, among them Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form in Instrumental and Electronic Music, Inlets (Cage participating), Roaratorio: An Irish Circus on Finnegans Wake (Cage participating). Filmed 28-30 May 1982, London, Almeida Festival. First shown 7 July 1984, London, Almeida Festival (reviews: Anonymous 1984FILM; Banes 1984).
Helms, Hans G 1972. Birdcage: 73'20.958" for a Composer. Köln: Westdeutsches Fernsehen; Baden-Baden: Südwestfunk, television film, color, 73 minutes. Commercially issued as Birdcage: 73'20.958" for a Composer: Filmcollage. Mainz: Schott MV 8065, 2012 (DVD). [FIRST Broadcast SWF 23 October 1972. Filmed 3 April-4 May 1972, New York and Albany, New York; includes excerpts from interview with Cage; working on Bird Cage, filmed in Albany, New York; Sonatas and Interludes [excerpt], performed by Maro Ajemian; footing taken from earlier films: St.-Paul de Vence 1966; and Donaueschingen 1954; conducting Concert for Piano and Orchestra, fall 1958 (Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne) and of Donaueschingen 1954 performance; includes excerpts from tape-interview met Helms; realization in SUNY Albany Bird Cage (3 days). Features Cage performing Cheap Imitation (piano); + ballet rehearsal; 19 April 1972, St. Mark’s Church: 62 Mesostics re Merce Cunningham; during production of Mushroom Book, with Lois Long; performing Changes with Tudor Music of Changes; typen score Bird Cage; 17 April 1972, Winter Music [8' version for 18 pianists]; John Lennon and Yoko Ono visiting Cage; editing Nocturne with Paul Zukofsky] (references: Cage/De Vree 1980; Helms 1972).
Helms, Hans G [ca. 1974]. Charles E. Ives [part 1: Charles E. Ives: Versicherungsvertreter und Komponist; part 2: Charles E. Ives: Werk: Interpretation und Rezeption]. Baden-Baden: Südwestfunk; Köln: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, television film, color. Features excerpts from interview with Cage.
Hirsh, Hy and Sidney Peterson 1947. Horror Dream. San Francisco, California: San Francisco Museum of Art (Art in Cinema), 3/4 inch (U-matic), color, sound, 9 minutes. Distributed by Cinema 16 (Amos Vogel). Music by Cage, Imaginary Landscape No. 1 to the dance, Horror Dream, by Marian Van Tuyl, performed by Marian Van Tuyl, Nancy Jacobs, Martha Malmo, Barbara Bennion, Beth Osgood, Eleanor Lauer, Jeanne Riley, and Edith Wiener.
Hof, Holger and Henning Lohner 1993. Die Rache der Toten Indianer. München: Lohner Ranger (Peter Lohner); Los Angeles, California: CONHS, television film, color, sound, 130 minutes. Also issued as The Revenge of the Dead Indians. New York: Mode Records (Mode; 197) [DVD]. Features excerpts of Amores, Etudes Australes, 4'33" (performed by Cage and Henning Lohner, filmed 1 August 1990, Berlin, Grenzübergang Invalidenstraße [Checkpoint Charlie]), Freeman Etudes (Irvine Aditti), Lecture on Nothing (Alison Knowles), Living Room Music; I-VI (performed by Cage: recording 1988-1989 Harvard], Musicircus (performed 1 November 1992, New York); Nocturne; Nowth; 103 [with] One11 (FP), Radio Music [with Don Gillespie]; Renga with Apartment House 1776 (performed 5 September 1992 in Frankfurt am Main), Six Melodies; String Quartet in Four Parts; 34', 27', 26', Water Music. Interviews with and statements by Ben Abdallah [Habdallah], Yves Bazillou, Michael Berger, Gary Burton, John Cage, Van Theodore Carlson, Farid Chadboub, Noam Chomsky, Andrew Culver, Merce Cunningham, Jacqueline Daubert, René Delesalle, William Forsythe, Corin[n]e Fortin, Betty Freeman, Frank O. Gehry, Murray Gell-Mann, Matt Groening, Rutger Hauer, Dennis Hopper (performing The Future of Music: Credo), Ellsworth Kelly, Alison Knowles, Raymond Kurzweil, Edward Lorenz, Benoit Mandelbrot, Yehudi Menuhin, Mohamed Ben Methnic, Marvin Minsky, Heiner Müller, M. Neraqueller, Jean Nouvel, Ôno Yôko, Baramouh Parianen, Soopaya Parianen, Tomaso Poggio, René Sancier, Richard Serra, Shankar & Caroline, Giorgio Strehler, Claude Trouvé, Iannis Xenakis, Frank Zappa, John Zorn, filmed in New York, Walden Pond, Paris, Hong Kong and Japan (reviews: Pieters 1994; Stoeber 1994).
Iimura, Takahiko 1985. John Cage Performs James Joyce. Videotape, color, sound, 15 minutes. Features Cage performing Writing for the Fifth Time through Finnegans Wake.
Ipiotis, Celia 1990. Dance and Myth: The World of Jean Erdman, Part 1: The Early Dances. New York: Foundation for the Open Eye. 1/2 inch (VHS), color with black and white sequences, sound, 52 minutes. Features Daughters of the Lonesome Isle performed by Jerry Benton; Ophelia performed by Jacob Maxin; Lou Harrison, Counterdance in the Spring performed by Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Doris Halpern.
Jacob, Wenzel 1987. Documenta 8 Kassel: Koordinaten einer Konzeption. Kassel [etc.]: Documenta; Frankfurt am Main: Tele-F.A.Z., 8mm videotape, color, 45 minutes. Includes excerpt of Stratified Essay and brief statement by Cage, filmed 21 May 1987, Kassel, Karlskirche.
Jacquot, Benoit 1982. Merce Cunningham & Company. Institut National de L’Audiovisuel (INA) in association with the Cunningham Dance Foundation, 16 mm film and 3/4 inch video, color, 45 minutes. Features interviews with Cunningham; dance excerpts from Trails, Scramble, Aeon, Quartet, Suite For Five, Roadrunners, and Fractions.
Jörg, Christoph 1993. John Cage: Wanderer zwischen den Welten = Promeneur universel. Strassburg: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen/Arte, television film, color, circa 4 hours. Hosted by Louis Malle. Includes Caplan 1991 [film] and Hof and Lohner 1993 [film]. First broadcast 14-15 February 1993.
Kuhn, Laura 2001. James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet, videotape, 72 minutes. A performance at the University of California at Berkeley, Zellerbach Auditorium; music by Mikel Rouse. Features Merce Cunningham as Erik Satie and John Kelly as narrator.
Kass, Ray 1990. John Cage New River Watercolors, 14 minutes. Documents Cage’s work at the Mountain Lake Workshop in Virginia.
Kubota, Shigeko 1972. Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, black and white, sound, 28 minutes 30 seconds. Video collage of stills from Reunion, performed 5 March 1968.
Lamarre, Paul and Melissa Wolf 1986-1991. Food Sex Art – The Starving Artists’ Cookbook Video Series, video project, consisting of 150 video segmenst, color. Includes contribution by Cage. Shown at Meals on Reels, film festival at New York University School of Law, 21 March 1992 (Tajima 1989; Dullea 1992).
Lee, Iara 1998. Modulations, color, sound. Features two brief (60-90 second) sequences/footage of Cage, taken from Dick Fontaine’s film, Sound?? Rahsaan Roland Kirk and John Cage.
Lindemann, Klaus 1992. Opus 20 Modern Masterworks: John Cage, color. Produced by Yehuda Fickler; distributed by RM Associates. Features Hermann Kretzschmar, David Tudor, Ingo Metzmarcher, and Ensemble Modern performing Concerto for Prepared Piano and Chamber Orchestra and Concert for Piano and Orchestra.
Logue, Joan 1979. Silence. New York: C.F. Peters, [looped] videotape [U-Matic (3/4"), VHS, Beta 1 (1/2"), Beta 2], color, no sound, 60 minutes (looped video). Video portrait of Cage filmed 31 August 1979, New York, Cage’s studio.
Lohner, Henning 1992. I’m Just Doing My Work. München: Lohner Ranger, video, color, circa 30 minutes. Features interview with Cage by Henning Lohner and performance of 4'33" by Cage and Henning Lohner, filmed 1 August 1990, Berlin, Grenzübergang Invalidenstraße (Checkpoint Charlie).
Lohner, Henning 1991. Peefeeyatko. Henning Lohner and Frank Zappa, 60 minutes. Original music by Frank Zappa. Features John Cage, Pierre Boulez, Matt Groening, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Ray Wallis, Iannis Xenakis, Diva Zappa, and Frank Zappa.
Lohner, Henning 1992. John Cage: 22708 Types: Die Utopie im Niemandsland. Henning Lohner, videotape, 45 minutes. Features Five and Cage performing 4'33", 1 August 1990.
Lüders, Harald 1991. Titel, Thesen, Temperamente. ARD / Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen in co-production with Hessischer Rundfunk, television film, color, circa 10 minutes. First broadcast: 8 September 1991. Features interviews with John Cage, filmed September 1991 in New York, and with Martin Erdmann, filmed 7 September 1991 in Pieve Caina, Italy.
MacIntyre, Michael 1986. West Coast Story: Frontiers of New Music. BBC-Television, television film, 75 minutes. Documentary on Cage, John Adams, Henry Cowell, Paul Dresher, Robert Erickson, Lou Harrison, Daniel Lentz, Janis Mattox, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, and Morton Subotnick.
Mann, Ron 1982. Poetry in Motion. New York: Giorno Video Pak 1 (Sphinx Productions, Voyager Press Release), 16mm, video (VHS or Beta), color, 91 minutes. Features performances by Cage and Helen Adam, Miguel Alagarin, Ted Berrigan, Charles Bukowski, William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll, Jayne Cortez, Robert Creeley, Christopher Dewdney, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Michael McClure, Ted Milton, Michael Ondaatje, Ed Sanders, Gary Snyder, Tom Waits, Anne Waldman.
Mansfield, Portia 1952. Integration of Dance and Drama, 16 mm film, sound, color, circa 5 minutes. Filmed August 1944. Includes excerpt of Four Walls.
Marin, Eric 1986. Lou Harrison: Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create. San Fransisco, Films Arts Foundation. 16 mm film and 1/2 inch video, sound, color, 28 minutes. Features statements by Cage, Virgil Thomson, and Bill Colvig.
Martinengo, Luciano 1984. John Cage e i bambini. RAI Teche, color, 55 minutes. Filmed 5-20 May 1984, during Cage’s visit to Turin and Ivrea.
Matter, Herbert 1950. Works of Calder. New York: Burgess Meredith and Museum of Modern Art, 16 mm film [also avalibale as 35 mm print], color, 20 minutes. Filmed 1949-1950. Music by Cage, Works of Calder. Narrated by John Latouche.
Meredith, Burgess 1951. [Title unknown] [about exhibition of works by Cage and three others; includes “Form is a Language” [?] and unidentified piano music [by Cage?]. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 16 mm film, black and white, duration 21 minutes.
Meurice, Jean-Michel 1972. Cage against Order, film. Featuring Cage and Gérard Frémy.
Miller, Allan and Vivian Perlis 1990. I Have Nothing to Say and I am Saying It. RM Associates (Allan Miller and Vivian Perlis) (PBS American Masters Series; CAG 010), videotape, U-matic, color, sound, 56 minutes. Music by John Cage; narrated by Patricia Denk Powers. Features interviews with Cage, Laurie Anderson, Leo Castelli, Merce Cunningham, Richard Kostelanetz, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, John Rockwell, Calvin Tomkins, and David Tudor; Cage performing from Inlets, conducting a rehearsal of a composition for radios, collecting mushrooms, playing chess with Teeny Duchamp; dance performances by Merce Cunningham and Dance Company; David Tudor performing 4'33"; performances of Minutiae and Chesspiece. Features excerpts from Dreams That Money Can Buy (music by Cage, Music for Marcel Duchamp) and 26'1.1499" for a String Player. First (presumably) shown 5-10 March 1991, Montréal, Québec, Filmfest, 9e Festival International du Film sur l’Art (reference: Cage/Lohner 1989).
Miller, Allan and Paul Smaczny 2012. John Cage: Journeys in Sound. Ed. by Steffen Herrmann. Written by Anne-Kathrin Peitz. Leipzig: Accentus Music in co-production with Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, HDTV 16:9 [DVD and Blu-ray], color, sound, 59 minutes. Features interviews and conversations with and between Cage, William Anastasi, Irvine Arditti, Dove Bradshaw, Brian Brandt, Gene Caprioglio, Don Gillespie, Toshio Hosokawa, Laura Kuhn, Mayumi Miyata, Yoko Ono, Vivian Perlis, Wolfgang Rihm, Steffen Schleiermacher, Chaim Tannenbaum, Calvin Tomkins, David Tudor, Christian Wolff; Cage performing Cheap Imitation to Second Hand, collecting and cooking mushrooms; Irvine Arditti performing from Freeman Etudes; Ensemble Modern and Oswald Sallaberger performing Cheap Imitation and Sixteen Dances; Julia Henning performing Aria; Mayumi Miyata performing One9; Steffen Schleiermacher performing Sonatas and Interludes and Water Music; Schlagquartett Köln performing Branches, Imaginary Landscape No. 1 and Third Construction; from Organ2/ASLSP performance in St. Buchardi-Kloster, Halberstadt. Features excerpts from Mark Goodson and Bill Todson 1960, I’ve Got a Secret; Hans G Helms 1972, Birdcage: 73'20.958" for a Composer; Musikknytt, NRK, 1983.
Moore, Richard 1968. Assemblage. San Francisco: KQED-TV, TV film, color?, 59 minutes. Music by Cage, Gordon Mumma, and David Tudor. filmed 14 October-3 November 1968.
Movin, Lars 1993. The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus. Cinnamon Film for the National Film Board of Denmark, videotape, color, sound, 80 minutes. Music by Tom Cora. Features John Cage and many others.
Muschner, Michael 1992. Film über Nichts. Berlin: Tigerfilm Produktionsgesellschaft; Institut für Neue Musik and Filminstitut der Hochschule für Künste, video (MAZ) MII, color, duration 43 minutes. Features performance of Lecture on Nothing, in German translation by Ernst Jandl, by Dieter Schnebel, filmed 1992 in Berlin.
Musilli, John 1975. Strange Music of Nam June Paik. Produced by Fred Barzyk and Camera Three [distributed by Creative Arts Television], videotape, color, sound, 27 minutes. Features music composed and performed by John Cage. Commentary by Russell Connor. Features Charlotte Moorman and the TV Bra.
Oskamp, Jacqueline and Frank Scheffer 1998. Sonic Acts: From Stockhausen to Squarepusher, videotape, color, sound, 60 minutes. Features archival interview footage of Cage.
Paik, Nam June 1984. All Star Video. Sony Corporation of Japan, videotape, color, 32 minutes. Includes excerpt of interview with Cage by Ryuichi Sakamoto, filmed October 1984, New York; and performance by Cage of 4'33" [version without instruments], filmed between 1970-1978, New York (identical with excerpt in Paik’s A Tribute to John Cage).
Paik, Nam June 1984. Good Morning, Mr. Orwell!. New York: WNET Public Broadcasting Services; Paris: FR-3 TV and Centre Georges Pompidou; Köln: Westdeutsches Fernsehen, television film/videotape, color, duration 60 minutes. Features excerpt from Branches, performed by Cage with Takehisa Kosugi in New York; filmed 1 January 1984.
Paik, Nam June and John Cage 1971. WGBH-TV. Boston: Nam June Paik; WGBH-TV (Catch44; Special), 16mm film, black and white, 28 minutes. Includes performance of WGBH-TV by Cage (orchestrating Cheap Imitation). Filmed late 1971.
Paik, Nam June, Merce Cunningham, Shigeko Kubota, and Charles Atlas 1978. Merce by Merce by Paik. New York: WNET/TV Lab, color, sound, 30 minutes. Music by Cage, David Held, and Earl Howard. Part One (Blue Studio, 1976) features manipulated video footage of a Cunningham dance performance. Part Two (Merce and Marcel) features interview with Marcel Duchamp by Russell Connor, filmed 1964, as well as excerpts from a performance of Erik Satie, Trois morceaux en forme de poire to Septet by Merce Cunningham, performed by Cage and David Tudor, filmed September 1964, Helsinki.
Paik, Nam June and John Godfrey 1973. A Tribute to John Cage, re-edited and abridged 1976. New York: WNET; Boston: WGBH [abridged version: NTSC] [produced by the New Television Workshop and the TV Lab at WNET/Thirteen for WGBH-TV], videotape [SONY-type], color and black and white, sound, 60 minutes [abridged version 29 minutes]. First broadcast 13 February 1974, WGBH Channel 2. Hosted by Russell Connor. Features excerpts from Nam June Paik’s “Robot K-456,” in SoHo, music Aria with Fontana Mix; Cage performing 4'33" and from Sixty-two Mesostics re Merce Cunningham, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Square; Maryanne Amacher (piano) performing Concert for Piano and Orchestra; several stories from Indeterminacy told by Cage; Charlotte Moorman performing Paik’s TV-Bra for Living Sculpture; Cage reads from Diary: How to Improve the World [continued 1970-1971]; Cage performing 4'33" (version without instruments, four movements), four different locations in Manhattan and The Bronx (first movement 104th-105th Street and 3rd Avenue: 1'49"; second movement dead end 203rd St. and Harlem River: 14 seconds; third movement Times Square; fourth movement Mitchell Place, foot of Beekman’s place). Filmed between 1971-1972 [identical with excerpt in All Star Video]; footage from an earlier, unidentified performance (Variations VI?, black and white); Cage reading from Lecture on Nothing; Alvin Lucier intgerviewed by Russell Connor, as well as performances and appearances by David Behrman, Cathy Berberian, Jackie Cassen, Francis Lee, Alvin Lucier, Pulsa, David Rosenboom, Alfons Schilling, Richard Teitelbaum, David Tudor, Stan Vanderbeek, and Jud Yalkut (references and reviews: Cage 1973h, 140; Emmerik, P. van 1984c; Johnson, Tom 1972).
Paik, Nam June, John Godfrey, and Merrily Mossman 1973. Global Groove. NTSC [produced by the TV Lab at WNET/Thirteen], television film/videotape, color, sound, 29 minutes. Narrated by Russell Connor. Features excerpts of A Tribute to John Cage in which Cage reads stories from Indeterminacy: New Aspect of Form; Merce Cunningham; Charlotte Moorman performing the TV Bra for Living Sculpture, and footage directed by Robert Breer and Jud Yalkut.
Peterson, Sydney 19***. Horror Dream. 6 minutes. Choreography Marian Van Tuyl. Music by Cage (Imaginary Landscape No. 1).
Raynal, Jackie, Etienne Becker, and Patrice O’Wyers 1964. Image et technique/Merce Cunningham. 16 mm film [35 mm], black and white, 27 minutes. Includes interview with Cage and excerpts from performances of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company filmed June 1964, Théâtre de l’Est Parisien and Comédie de Bourges.
Richter, Hans 1956-1957. 8 mal 8.
Richter, Hans and Man Ray 1947. Dreams That Money Can Buy. New York: Art of this Century Corporation (Peggy Guggenheim, Kenneth McPherson and Hans Richter) (filmed between 1944-1947), film, color, sound, 88 minutes. This film consists of seven episodes; Cage composed the music, Music for Marcel Duchamp, for the fourth section, Color Records and Nudes Descending a Staircase, by Marcel Duchamp (references and reviews: A.D. 1949; Agee 1948; Applebaum 1948; Cage/Charles 1976, 193-194; Cage/Roth and Roth 1973, 72; Wiersma 1950).
Sapon [Sapan?], Jason 1981. Hologram of John Cage. Cage performing 4'33". New York: C.F. Peters, motorized rotating 360° hologram, color, 20 seconds (irreparably damaged). Recorded late February 1981; first shown April 1981.
Scheffer, Frank 1985. Imaginary Conversations. Amsterdam: FS Film en Video, videotape, color, circa 50 minutes. Features interview with Cage, filmed 27 May 1982, Rotterdam; Frank Scheffer in conversation with Elliott Carter and John Cage; excerpts from Amores, First Construction, Imaginary Landscape No. 3, Six Melodies.
Scheffer, Frank 1987. Stoperas I & II, 16 mm film, 3 minutes, silent. Condenses Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2.
Scheffer, Frank 1987. Wagner’s Ring, 3 minutes and 40 seconds. Conceived by John Cage. Based on Munich’s Lehnhoff’s performance of the Ring.
Scheffer, Frank 1988. Time Is Music. Amsterdam [etc.]: Henk Pauwels/SiNe film/video; [Hilversum] NOS-televisie, 1988, 16 mm film, color, 55 minutes. Includes excerpts from Roaratorio, performed 18-19 July 1987; interview excerpts with Cage, July 1987, London; excerpts from Europeras 1 & 2; Freeman Etudes (János Négyesy); h2 WDR (Cage); Inlets, performed, with commentary, by Cage; Music of Changes (Herbert Henck), Ryoanji (S.E.M. Ensemble), filmed 14-15 February 1987, Cologne; statements by Merce Cunningham, Mauricio Kagel, Takehisa Kosugi, Nam June Paik. First screening 21 June 1988 (Samama 1988; Savenije 1988).
Scheffer, Frank 1988. Etudes Solares, silent, 25 minutes. Based on Cage’s Etudes Boreales.
Scheffer, Frank 1995. Nohpera. 16 mm film, 5 minutes. Features John Cage.
Scheffer, Frank 2012. How to Get out of the Cage: A Year with John Cage, television film, 55 minutes. Amsterdam [etc.]: Allegri Film; NTR (Silk Road Film Salon and Euroarts). Based on material from Time Is Music: filmed February 1987, Cologne; July 1987, London; September 1987, Los Angeles; 12 November and 11 December 1987, Frankfurt am Main.
Scheffer, Frank and Andrew Culver 1995. From Zero: The Documentary. Amsterdam [etc.]: Allegri Film; AVRO, 1995, television film and 16mm, color, 50 minutes, subsequently extended to 85 minutes. First shown 24 September 1995, Utrecht, Filmtheater ’t Hoogt; first broadcast 28 September 1995, AVRO television. Features excerpts from interviews with Cage; Fourteen, performed by the Ives Ensemble. EXTENSION: John Cage: From Zero (four films on John Cage). Mode 130 (DVD), 2004. From Zero. Four films on John Cage by Frank Scheffer and Andrew Culver: 19 Questions with John Cage (16 mm film, sound, color, 14 minutes, 1995); Fourteen with the Ives Ensemble (16 mm film, sound, color, 20 minutes, 1995); Paying Attention with John Cage (16 mm film, sound, 13 minutes, 1995); Overpopulation and Art with Ryoanji with John Cage, Isabelle Ganz and Michael Pugliese (16 mm film, sound, color, 27 minutes) reviews: Boutwell 2007; Oestreich 2004).
Schilling, Alfons 1967. 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering. New York: Experiments in Art and Technology, 16 mm film, black and white, sound, 20 minutes. Filmed 13-23 October 1966, New York. Includes excerpt of Variations VII.
Schulman, Andrew 1989. 60 Minutes. Boston, Massachusetts: WNEV-TV Channel 7, television film, color, 60 minutes (Studio 7). Camera: Ron Gomez. Features Silent Shadows, film by Cage. First broadcast 29 June 1989 (Kahn, J.P. 1989).
Schultz Lundestam, Barbro 2008. Variations VII. New York: Experiments in Art and Technology and ARTPIX, DVD [NTSC and PAL, Region 0 (All)], black and white and color, 41 minutes (based on 16 mm footage by Alfons Schilling). Produced by Billy Klüver and Julie Martin. Excerpts from the performance followed by a documentary with interviews with some of the performers and engineers who participated in it. Includes recording of the complete performance, 85 minutes (review: Engström 2008b).
Sebestik, Miroslav 1992. Listen = Ecoute. Paris: JBA Production [Jacques Bidou], film, 1992, color, 120 minutes. Features Georges Aperghis, Pedro Bacan, Luciano Berio, John Cage, Johnny Griffin, György Kurtág, Michaël Lévinas, Philippe Manoury, Kaija Saariaho, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Knud Victor, Iannis Xenakis and others.
Seppala, Heiki 1964. Story. Finnish Broadcasting Company, black and white and color, 16 mm film, 20 minutes. Music by Toshi Ichiyanagi, Sapporo, performed by Cage and David Tudor. filmed 18 September 1964, Helsinki, Ruotsalainen Teatteri.
Stafford, Rick 1986. An Hour with John Cage. Privately published?, 1986, video, 60 minutes. Filmed 7 May 1986, Valencia, California, California Institute of the Arts, Main Gallery: performance by Cage on the occasion of his Honorary Degree Doctor of the Arts. During the performance Cage composed the bassoon part of Europeras 1 & 2.
Stenzel, Hans-Christof 1977. C’est la vie Rrose. Distelfilm and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), 35mm, color, sound, 84 minutes. Cage appears as a chess player.
Sung Yeon Son 2003. The Balloon. Animated, 7 minutes. Music by Cage, from Sonatas and Interludes.
Tejada-Flores, Rick 1989. Jasper Johns: Ideas in Paint. New York: WHYY, in association with WNET, New York (PBS series American Masters), videotape, color, sound, 56 minutes. Includes statements by Cage (review: O’Connor, J.J. 1989).
Vanderbeek, Stan 1968. Poemfield No. 7. New York: New York Filmmakers Cooperative [distribution] (Computer Art Series No. 7), 16mm, color, sound, 4 minutes. Music by Cage.
Wapnewski, Peter 1987. Notenschlüssel. Südwest 3. Features conversation between Cage, Gary Bertini and Heinz-Klaus Metzger, November 1987, Frankfurt am Main. First broadcast 14 November 1987.
Wehrli, Peter K. 1991. Kultur Magazin 3 sat. 3 sat, television film, color, 45 minutes. Includes interview with Cage about Fluxus. First broadcast 29 June 1991.
Wijers, Louwrien 1992. The Chaotic Universe. Conceived by Louwrien Wijers; Maxine Harris, director. Amsterdam: Asset Foundation; New York: Mystic Fire Video.
Wijers, Louwrien, 1992. Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy. Conceived by Louwrien Wijers; directed and edited by Maxine Harris. Produced by Sheldon Rochlin and Louwrien Wijers. Amsterdam: Asset Foundation; New York: Mystic Fire Video.
Wildenhahn, Klaus 1966. John Cage. Hamburg: Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 1.37:1 and 16 mm film, sound, black and white, 56 minutes. Featuring Cage, Joan Miró, and Merce Cunningham and Dance Company in Hamburg and during a tour through southern France, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, July-August 1966. First broadcast 25 November 1966, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, NDR 3; first screening 15 December 1966 (Cage/Charles 1976, 38; Helms 1967; Pauli 1968).
Wildenhahn, Klaus 1967. 498, 3rd Ave. Hamburg: Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 16 mm film, sound, black and white, 81 minutes. Features Museum Event # 5 (including Scramble) performed by Cage, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham Dance Company, 3 June 1967. First broadcast 5 March 1968, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, NDR 3.
Yalkut, Jud 1973. 26'1.1499" For a String Player. Distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, videotape, color, sound, 42 minutes. Performance by Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik of 26'1.1499" For a String Player.
Yalkut, Jud 1973. John Cage Mushroom Hunting in Stony Point, 16mm film, color, silent, 7 minutes 45 seconds. Features John Cage, Shari Dienes, Jeni Engel, Shalom Gurewitz, Shigeko Kubota, and Nam June Paik.