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Director Henning Lohner, who worked with Cage on his One11 film, in a memoriam to John Cage featuring interviews and performance, a fascinating combination of thought, viewpoints and opinions.
 

Cage, John
The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage [DVD]

Cage, John :  The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage [DVD]

Label: Mode Records    
Released in: USA    


"Director Henning Lohner, who worked with Cage on his One11 film, in a memoriam to John Cage featuring interviews and performance, a fascinating combination of thought, viewpoints and opinions.

"Director Henning Lohner worked with John Cage during his later years, including collaborating with Cage on his only film, One11. During that time, Lohner filmed interviews and footage with Cage, and after Cage's death decided to assemble some of it into this unique "composed film" based on musical principles - a tribute to Cage, his thoughts, music and influence.

The film also features 42 personalities - from the well known (actors, architects, artists, choreographers, composers, theoreticians, writers) to the unknown (like street cleaners and market vendors) - in conversation with each other. The result is an unexpected and fascinating combination of intellectual thought, viewpoints and opinions.

"The Revenge of the Dead Indians" is neither documentary nor feature film. The thematic story development is a combination of "found" video and audio landscapes along with theatrically directed readings and interviews. Each scene of the film is complete in itself as its own narrative entity, yet simultaneously contributes to the linear progression of the story line.

Lohner's goal was to honor the creative credo of composer John Cage, to whom the film is dedicated. Attention is paid to "forgotten" landscapes: places we overlook because they are the everyday and the ordinary.

Concert performances incorporated in the film were recorded live during the "Musicircus" homage at Symphony Space in New York, November 1, 1992, and at the John Cage music festival at the "Akademie der Schönen Künste" in East Berlin, August 1, 1990.

This sound and visual material was edited to more than 1200 cuts before the final film length of 130 minutes was reached. The shortest scene has the duration of exactly one frame, the longest scene has the duration of exactly 4 minutes, 33 seconds."-Mode Records



Region 0, NTSC; 2.0 Dolby Digital; Aspect Ration 4:3; Total time 2 hours 53 minutes; Subtitles in German, English, French




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Product Information:

Region 0, NTSC; 2.0 Dolby Digital; Aspect Ration 4:3; Total time 2 hours 53 minutes; Subtitles in German, English, French

UPC: 764593019794

Label: Mode Records
Catalog ID: mode 197
Squidco Product Code: 10212

Format: DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: DVD snap case
1993



Personnel:

Directed by Henning Lohner

Featuring:

Gary Burton
John Cage
Noam Chomsky
Merce Cunningham
William Forsythe
Betty Freeman
Frank Gehry
Murray Gell-Mann
Matt Groening
Rutger Hauer
Dennis Hopper
Ellsworth Kelly
Alison Knowles
Raymond Kurzweil
Edward Lorenz
Benoît Mandelbrot
Yehudi Menuhin
Marvin Minsky
Heiner Müller
Jean Nouvel
Yoko Ono
Tomaso Poggio
Richard Serra
Shankar
Giorgio
Iannis Xenakis
Frank Zappa
John Zorn
...and others
Musical appearances by:

Frank Almond
Irvine Arditti
Stephen Drury
Margaret Leng Tan
Isao Nakamura
Percussion Group Cincinnati
Joshua Pierce
Marianne Schroeder
Frances-Marie Uitti
...and others

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Track Listing:

The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage (Lohner) 129:00

ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

* The film incorporates a complete video performance of Cage's infamous silent piece 4'33", created in Berlin by Cage and Lohner.

* Henning Lohner and Van Carlson in Conversation: created especially for this DVD. The director and cinematographer speak about their collaboration on this film, along with a commentary track (approx. 20 minutes)









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