John Cage - Variations VII

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Variations VII, performed at 9 Evenings, was the next to last in John Cage’s series of indeterminate works that he had begun in 1958, which made increasing use of electronic equipment and systems. This DVD documents the only complete performance of VariatIn 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from
Bell Telephone Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative
dance, music and theater performances, 9 Evenings: Theatre &
Engineering, held in October at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York
City. The artists were John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind Fahlström,
Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert
Rauschenberg, David Tudor and Robert Whitman. Archival material has
been assembled into ten films, each of which reconstructs the artist's
original work and uses interviews with the artists, engineers and
performers to illuminate the artistic, technical and historical aspects
of the work.

Variations VII, performed at 9 Evenings, was the next to last in
John Cage’s series of indeterminate works that he had begun in 1958,
which made increasing use of electronic equipment and systems. This DVD
documents the only complete performance of Variations VII and also
presents a stereo audio recording of the full 85 minutes of the
performance.

This rare and historical film is the second in the 9 Evenings
series from E.A.T. and ARTPIX and was produced by Billy Klüver and
Julie Martin of E.A.T. and directed by Barbro Schultz Lundestam.

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Price: 

25.00 USD

Publisher: 

Label: 

Artpix

Publishing date: 

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Runtime: 

41

Discs: 

1

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Region: 

Multizone

Video: 

PAL
NTSC

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

B&W

Sound: 

DD2.0