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John Cage – Journeys in Sound


A Film by Allan Miller & Paul Smaczny

This documentary by Oscar-winner Allan Miller and Emmy-winner Paul Smaczny pays tribute to the most fascinating American avant-garde composer John Cage. Shot in America, Germany and Japan, the program premieres rare archival footage; presenting concert excerpts and a set of short episodes, featuring associates of Cage and contemporary artists, playfully delineating different aspects of John Cage. The documentary features interviews with Yoko Ono, David Tudor, Christian Wolff, Steffen Schleiermacher, Irvine Arditti, Toshio Hosokawa, Mayumi Miyata, Calvin Tomkins and many others. “John Cage – Journeys in Sound“ will delight and enthral both Cage novices as well as die-hard fans.

4‘33‘‘ (David Tudor, including interview)
Second Construction
(Schlagquartett Köln)
Sonata I
from Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (Steffen Schleiermacher)
Water Music (Steffen Schleiermacher)
Interview with John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg

Picture Format DVD: 16:9 NTSC
Picture Format Blu-ray: 16:9 NTSC, FULL HD
Sound Formats DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo 2.0
Sound Formats Blu-ray: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo
Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Running Time Film: 60:35
Running Time Bonus: 49:25
Number of Discs: 1
Disc Format: DVD-9
Blu-ray Format: BD 25
FSK: 0
Subtitles: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean
Item Number DVD: ACC20246
Item Number Blu-ray: ACC10246
EAN Code DVD: 42 6023483 031 6
EAN Code Blu-ray: 42 6023483 032 3
DVD Release: October 2012
Blu-ray Release: October 2012