SOUND?? is a 1966 film from director Dick Fontaine starring Rahshaan Roland Kirk, John Cage, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham. While the two legends never met in real life, their ideas and approaches to life and art meld together seamlessly. The film involves Kirk’smusic and interspersed with Cage’s spoken word. 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 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 John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Louise Nevelson in Soho, NY.
by Red Cell