1. The Box


    from Geena Matuson Added 392 4 6

    A girl is trapped in a box - or, is she? This 16mm/HD, surrealist short follows Luna as she listlessly travels through different environments, trying to find a way out of 'the box' in which she is trapped. However, this dreamlike journey takes the girl in a circle, one door simply leading to another - does she truly find her way out? All double-exposure for this film was done in-camera. Trailer: vimeo.com/57862672 Tara Talks: vimeo.com/58739839 Dances With Speed: vimeo.com/58320901 IndieFlix: indieflix.com/indie-films/the-box-33875 Writer, Director + Cinematographer: Geena Matuson Film Camera Assistance: Dillon Buss Featuring: Tara Neves Grips: Adam DePalma, Koeun Neak, Sam Weiner, Andrew Mui Music: Geena Matuson, John Cage - 'Music for Marcel Duchamp' Post-Production + Sound Design: Geena Matuson www.geenamatuson.com

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    • Kou Dada


      from iono allen Added 367 23 6

      Did you say surrealism ? Marcel Duchamp ? Neo Dada ? "A Kou! Simulation" is an installation by Eupalinos Ugajin and Simotron Aquila in Second Life® Music: Ligeti, Nonsense Madrigals - The Alphabet, int. Chorro De Luz (archive.org) Voice over: John Cage reading "Statements RE Duchamp" by John Cage (archive.org) Filmed at LEA23 in Second Life®, July 2012 For non english speakers who may not understand all John Cage is saying, here is the extract: "What's more boring than Marcel Duchamp ? I ask you. (I've books about his work but never bother to read them). Busy as bees with nothing to do. He requires that we know that being an artist isn't child play: equivalent in difficulty surely to playing chess. Furthermore a work of our art is not ours alone but belongs also to the opponent who's there to the end. Anarchy ? He simply found that object, gave it his name. What then did he do ? He found that object, gave it his name. Identification. What then shall we do ? Shall we call it by his name or by its name ? It's not a question of names. .... We hesitate to ask the question because we do not want to hear the answer. Going about in silence. One way to write music: study Duchamp. Say it's not a Duchamp. Turn it over and it is."

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      • Hauschka - Noise is Music


        from The Avant/Garde Diaries Added 5,417 133 6

        The experimental pianist keeps John Cage’s flame alive with his prepared piano, found sounds, and arresting compositions. More on www.theavantgardediaries.com Production, Camera & Editing by Oddiseefilms / Sound Design by Louis McGuire Follow us! facebook.com/THEAVANTGARDEDIARIES twitter.com/theavgd http://www.youtube.com/theavgd

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        • Paikage Flukes


          from Alex Itin Added 64 3 5

          New York art and night and nostalgia for New York art movements and night...plus the subway jazz

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          • "Hacia dónde vamos y qué estamos haciendo" (Conferencia a cuatro voces de John Cage)


            from Acheiropoieta Added 1,733 8 5

            Centro Nacional de la Música y la Danza Marzo, Buenos Aires. Argentina. Voces: Pablo Andralis Adriana de los Santos Agustin Genoud Alex Elgier Sonidos giratorios: Sam Nacht: saxo Dante Tkatch: guitarra y bajo Manuel Briante: guitarra y objetos Carolina Rizzi: piano Victor Grinenco: violin y electrónica Rocío Pérez Belarra: arpa paraguaya Imagen y sonido: Tomás Utillano Edición : Rocío Pérez Belarra Acheiropoieta 2013

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            • bamboo bar


              from Fast Forward Added 233 2 5

              While in Costa Rica recently, I came across a bar which looked like a big bamboo xylophone . . . . .

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              • Roulette TV: MARGARET LENG-TAN


                from Roulette Intermedium Added 909 9 5

                Margaret Leng Tan has established herself as a major force within the American avant-garde: a highly visible, visionary pianist whose work embraces theater, choreography, performance. She is regularly featured at international festivals, records for Mode, New Albion, ECM, and has appeared on PBS and at Carnegie Hall. Originally from Singapore, Tan was the first woman to earn a doctorate from Juilliard, but exploring cultural crosscurrents between Asia and the West led her to John Cage. An active collaboration ensued that lasted from 1981 to his death in 1992, establishing her as his pre-eminent interpreter. Tan is fascinated by the artistic potential of toy instruments and her groundbreaking 1997 CD, The Art of the Toy Piano (Philips/Universal), made her the world's first professional toy piano virtuoso. Favoring music that confronts the piano's normal boundaries, like-minded composers have written for her such as Somei Satoh, Tan Dun, Ge Gan-ru, Michael Nyman and Toby Twining. She is also a favorite of composer George Crumb. Filmmaker Evans Chan's documentary, Sorceress of the New Piano: The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan, has been screened at numerous international film festivals. While currently available in the Japanese Uplink edition, Mode Records will release Sorceress internationally on DVD in Spring 2008. In Chinese nomenclature the piano is classified as a “steel qin" or zither. For her Roulette event, Margaret Leng Tan performs startlingly original works by Tan Dun, Ge Gan-ru and Somei Satoh on and inside the giant "steel zither". Also Erik Griswold's prepared piano arrangements of Sichuan folksongs. "The diva of avant-garde pianism" - The New Yorker THE STEEL QIN: New Asian Music for Piano BITTER VEGETABLES, BITTER YINYIN (trad. Sichuan) LITTLE SISTER LOVES A HARDWORKING MAN (trad. Sichuan) Arr. by Erik Griswold prepared piano WORLD PREMIERE DEW-FALL-DROPS (1999) Tan Dun (b.1957) string piano C-A-G-E (1993) Tan Dun (b.1957) In memory of John Cage string piano GU YUE (Ancient Music) (1986) Ge Gan-ru (b.1954) prepared/string piano COSMIC WOMB (1975) Somei Satoh (b.1947) live and pre-recorded piano Produced by Jim Staley

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                • The Balloon Synth


                  from Coletivo 4'33'' Added 5,926 27 5

                  One day we had this idea of trying to turn the annoying noises of a child's ballooon into music, by doing the right treatment. We captured many samples, making all sorts of noises, extracting the air, hitting, rubbing. And then we edited it into a beat, a bassline and a melody, with the right processing tools. Keeping up with our great hero, the late John Cage, we always want to remind everyone that everything and everyone has music inside. You just gotta know how to bring it out! A special thanks to our friends from Celemony, we couldn't have done this without Melodyne.

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                  • Hauschka at NPR: Random Gifts


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                    Listening to a piece by Hauschka can be deceiving: What sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is just one man, performing at one piano. His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he hails from Dusseldorf, Germany, where he works with his "prepared piano." He wrests disruptive sounds from the instrument's 88 keys by outfitting the strings or mallets with objects such as ping-pong balls, aluminum foil and leather. His new album is titled Foreign Landscapes, and he recently visited NPR's studios to demonstrate his craft. In this piece, Hauschka uses a random assortment of props just presented to him by host Guy Raz to rig the piano and improvise a song.

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                    • 20sec_vintage_bits


                      from ioann maria Added 546 12 4

                      20sec_vintage_bits music suite for toy piano by john cage. within the package of little silly things, tadam.

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