JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH (1990) SCREENING PREMIERE – LIVE MUSIC & FILM & PANEL

DATE:
Sat. April 2 at 6-9pm
LOCATION:
WhiteBox 329 Broome Street

Suggested donation $10, students/seniors $5

Director Mitch Corber’s “John Cage: Man and Myth”—the rarely seen 1990
cult documentary classic capturing Cage, the zen genius, in his twilight years
yet at the height of his powers—is back, in a fresh, digitally-remastered
format to speak to a new generation.

A special multimedia evening this Sat. April 2 (info above) is slated
to fete Cage and the stellar reissue.

6:00 pm Prelude
Live electronica music music from Cage devotee Lorin Roser and
surprise guests, along with Cage mesostic poetry video short by Corber.

6:45 pm JOHN CAGE: MAN AND MYTH video-projection

8:00 pm Panel Discussion “John Cage for a New Generation”
panelists include violist Hannah Levinson of ANDPLAY, composer
Nicholas Demaison, Roser, Corber, poet Tom Savage, artist/poet
Aliza Tucker, with moderator Adam Meyer

The doc is listed on WorldCat: “John Cage: Man and Myth” presents a spoken and musical tribute,
with comments by today’s foremost music, literary and artworld figures, and an absorbing
in-depth interview with Cage himself.” Interviewees in the cult classic doc are Cage experts
Philip Glass, Richard Kostelanetz, Alison Knowles, Jackson Mac Low, David Antin, Glenn Branca,
concert pianists Grete Sultan and Joshua Pierce, and microtonalists
Johnny Reinhard and Ivor Darreg. Dazzlingly performing his “Portrait of John Cage”
is surrealist Stuart Sherman.

“John Cage: Man and Myth” is a head-on authoritative portrait in the best tradition
of biographical documentaries. It’s also a formal tour de force as a cinematic
dialogue with the Cage esthetic itself, enshrining both charted and random elements
inside the film’s unreeling narrative.

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