SOUND – 1966 Film w/ John Cage & Roland Kirk (+ 1974 Interview w/ Cage, Merce Cunningham & Louise Nevelson by Couri Hay)

by Red Cell

SOUND is a 1966 film from director Dick Fontaine starring Rahshaan Roland Kirk and John Cage with David Tudor and Merce Cunningham. While the two legends never met in real life, there ideas and approaches to life and art meld together seamlessly. The film involves music and spoken word cut intercut. Kirk on his iconic three saxes, flutes and whistles (which the audience gets a hand at too), while cage waxes poetic and prepares a musical by bicycle. All of this brings us to Cage’s anechoic chamber, where he listens to his own blood. Then, a rare treat from 1974, with interviewer R. Couri Hay speaking at length with a tipsy trio of Cage, Merce Cunningham & Louise Nevelson in Soho, NY.

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