Tuesday, December 8, 2015

In The Ocean – A Film About The Classical Avant Garde

In the Ocean, is a more straight-laced documentary by Scheffer about the history of the Bang on a Can festival and its associated movements in modern music. There are spoken contributions from and excerpts of music by John Cage, Philip Glass, (a fairly angry) Steve Reich, Elliott Carter, Louis Andriessen, as well as the can-bangers themselves. It is informative, thought-provoking, and aesthetically pleasing. Worth a look for anyone with an interest in contemporary music. — Ionarts blog, Charles Downey, February 19, 2009

This absorbing film inlcudes performance of the musicians’ own pieces, and interviews with composers such as John Cage, Philip Glass and Steve Reich, who were all an influence on Eno himself. — MOJO Magazine, Mike Barnes, February 2009 

More Cage in Prepared Guitar
John Cage and David Tudor - Music in the Technological Age (September 15, 2015)
John Cage and Morton Feldman In Conversation (September 8, 2015)
4'33'' Cage for guitar by Revoc (July 10, 2015)
Away from the Big Cities: Morton Feldman interviewed by Jean-Yves Bosseur (November 3, 2015)
Sound Aesthetics Christian Wolff on Feldman (October 23, 2015)