Musical documentary about the renowned American composer John Cage. From Zero comprises five separate parts. Part 1, entitled Nineteen Questions, comprises an interview led by chance with the composer. In Part 2, the Ives Ensemble plays the composition Fourteen. The third part entitled Paying Attention renders in an experimental way an interview from 1982 with John Cage. In Part 4, Overpopulation and Art, Cage recites one of his last poems accompanied by his composition Ryoanji. In David Tudor, the fifth and last part, the composer David Tudor discusses the work of his friend and colleague John Cage.


Still photography
Production company
Allegri Film

Title: From Zero
Year: 1995
Duration : 1 hour, 5 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 1995

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.