9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering - Variations VII by John Cage [DVD] 
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As conceived and shot in 1966, this program represents the second in a series of ten planned, performance-themed releases from Microcinema. In the said year, groundbreaking avant-garde composer and musician John Cage teamed up with nine other artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Hay and David Tudor, to put together a series of theatrical "events" with the assist of thirty scientists and engineers from Bell Telephone Laboratories, christened "9 Evenings." Years later, producers Billy Klüver and Julie Martin collected the archival footage from 9 Evenings and edited the footage into a series of ten films, each one a separate release, and each highlighting the work of one artist. This release focuses on the inclusions of the venerable Cage, who entitled his contribution "Variations VII." As the title suggests, this represented the seventh (or next-to-last) in the composer's Variations series, dating from 1958 - in which he used electronic systems and devices to produce defiantly non-traditional, a-melodic music and thus redefine the concept of "music" per se.~Nathan Southern
Includes previously unreleased audio recording of Variations VII
- GenreDrama,Music DVDs,Documentary, Special Interests
- SubgenreConcerts [nf],Instrumental Music [nf],Performance Art [nf]
- Title9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering - Variations VII by John Cage
- Countries ProducedUnited States
- Duration41 minutes
- Year of Release1966
- Product TagsDVD
- Program TypeOneTimeOnly
- Sound Featuresstereo
- Region Code0
- Product Name9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering - Variations VII by John Cage [DVD]