Valori espressivi della musica contemporanea [Expressive values of contemporary music] (broadcast on February 24 1969)
Total theater and aleatoric music are two of the most extreme forms of musical practice of the second half of the twentieth century. Total theater, of which one of its most important figures speaks, Argentine composer Mauricio Kagel, consists in the union of diverse expressive media that come from different artistic disciplines, whereas aleatoric music, introduced by its founder, American composer John Cage, is the opening of a work to all the range of possibilities deployed by chance.
[duration: 8.17 minutes].
Trentaminuti Giovani (30G): John Cage – Concerto contro [Thirtyminutes Youth (30G): John Cage - Concert against] (broadcast on December 13 1977)
Tv program by Renato Marengo on John Cage's Empty Words concert at the Teatro Lirico in Milan (December 2 1977) featuring interviews with the audience before the performance (including a young Franco Battiato), excerpts of the concert disturbed by the angry audience, all garnished by a panoramic view upon the musical publishing scene of the time.
[duration 14.44 minutes]
Teatromusica 1977/1978 (broadcast on December 15 1977)
Roberto Leydi in the studio with John Cage, Juan Hidalgo and Walter Marchetti describes the reactions to John Cage's Empty Words concert of December 2 at the Teatro Lirico in Milan.
[duration: 13.57 minutes]
Teatromusica 1977/1978 (broadcast on June 29 1978)
Tv program on Treno di John Cage (John Cage's train) that took place some days before in Emilia Romagna. Featurig interviews to John Cage, Tito Gotti, Walter Marchetti and to the personnel who worked for the event accomplishment.
[duration: 15.06 minutes]
Il Treno di John Cage (John Cage's train)
Footage of the Il Treno di John Cage happening taken from the archives of the Ferrovie dello Stato (Italian railways). The clip is mute and features an overview of the three excursions aboard the prepared train as well during its stops.
[duration: 12 minutes approx]
John Cage e i bambini (John Cage and the children) (broadcast on June 28 1984)
Tv program about the Musicircus organized by John Cage in Turin, May 19 1984, inside a sport hall and featuring a thousand children from the elementary schools, during the festival dedicated to him that took place from May 5 to May 20 between Turin and Ivrea.
[duration: 56 minutes approx]
H.C.E. - John Cage a Torino
Documentary by Marco Di Castri on the John Cage Festival in Turin and Ivrea 1984. Excerpts from various performances (including Branches, Muoyce, Sonatas and Interludes) plus an interview with John Cage.
[duration: 21 minutes approx]
John Cage and Merce Cunningham
Short interview to John Cage and Merce Cunningham featured in the Suonare la voce documentary on Demetrio Stratos published by Cramps Records.
[duration: 4.50 minutes]