Streaming Museum Presents Reflections on John Cage’s Influence on the Arts and Mass Culture

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John Cage had a profound impact on the arts and mass culture according to architect Frank Gehry, who reflects upon Cage's legacy in the 1993 film Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage. In the film, directed by Henning Lohner, Gehry notes that Cage questioned conventions "and in questioning them he was questioning our lives and our world around us.”

In this spirit, Streaming Museum launched a John Cage Centennial Tribute on February 1, featuring John Cage and a collection of visual and sound art and stories by contemporary multi-media artists he has influenced. Inviting further questioning and reflections, this month the museum will present two exclusive screenings of this unique "composed film."

The entire Tribute program will be on view at through 2012 and select works will be exhibited in public spaces later this year. The Composers Now Festival, founded by internationally renowned composer/conductor, Tania Leon, will feature Streaming Museum’s online program through February 29th. The Festival, now in its third season, is the product of ongoing collaboration between cultural centers throughout NYC who present performances of music by living composers. Post-performance discussions with the composers constitute an important aspect of the programming, engaging audience members and furthering appreciation.

Streaming Museum’s Tribute program

Exclusive screenings of The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam John Cage (1993) by filmmaker Henning Lohner, sponsored by Mode Records.
February 12 at 2 pm
February 18 at 8pm
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Video program curated by Artist / inventor Tom Shannon including Sea-Tails (1983), a film installation by Jackie Matisse, David Tudor, Hillary Davies; and the premiere of 6 AV, by Tom Kovachevich.

The premiere of Notations 21, a video that includes a collection of interviews, music and scores by composers presented in Notations 21, a book by Theresa Sauer inspired by John Cage’s book Notations (1969). Featured composers include Keren Rosenbaum, Joseph Pignato, Michael J. Schumacher, John Kannenberg, Chris Chalfant. The Notations 21 video also offers an opportunity to view and hear scores by composers around the world including Jennifer Walshe, Makoto Nomura, Halim El-Dabh, Takayuki Rai, Guilliermo Gregorio, Rajesh Mehta, Leon Schidlowsky, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, Earle Brown and others.

Streaming Museum's Tribute presents visual and sound art and stories about John Cage’s lasting influence on subsequent generations including Cage collaborators William Anastasi, Dove Bradshaw, Joel Chadabe, Emanuel Pimenta; and multi-media artists, ADACHI Tomomi, Phil Dadson, Lesley Flanigan, Richard Garet, Loris Greaud, Martha Mooke, Marcin Ramocki, Phillip Stearns, Stephen Vitiello, Monika Weiss.

Artists will be joining the program throughout the year.

Tanya Toft