Pocket cinema: documentaries on John Cage

January 15, 2011

I’ve dug out few documentaries about composer and artist John Cage covering his life and music, I think most people would find highly recomendable… Needless to say in what amount Cage has influenced contemporary music scene, media art and, of course, modern dance.

… and these films are John Cage: I Have Nothing to Say and I Am Saying It (1990) by Allan Miller, Peter Greenway: ‘Four American Composers (1983) – John Cage, The Making of One11 by Henning Lohner (1992), Opus 20 Modern Masterworks: John Cage by Klaus Lindemann (2006) and John Cage: In Love with Another Sound (1992) by Miroslav Sebestik.

John Cage

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Pocket cinema: The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart

December 20, 2010

Let’s plunge a bit into the core of one of the most innovative progressive rock music story – the story of Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart

Hence, here we have BBC documentary from 1994 titled ‘The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart’, narrated by John Peel, featuring Beefheart himself, Frank Zappa, Ry Cooder, etc.

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Don Van Vliet/Captain Beefheart, Photo: Anton Corbijn, 1980 (c)

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Cool people from the Past: Tashamira

July 15, 2009

I wanted to post this on my blog for a long time… Tashamira was a Croatian dancer and choreographer whose real name was Vera Milcinovic. When I saw her photos from 1930’s at the exhibition ‘Avant Garde Tendencies in Croatian Art’ few years ago, I was completely thrilled.

First, her name sounds even today very hype and cool. But Tashamira’s ‘image’ was crucial, just take a look at her costume and hair cut. She was also one of those faces that were far ahead of their time.

Tashamira_1.jpgTashamira, taken from the catalog by Klovicevi dvori

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