Between 1982 and 1992, filmmaker Frank Scheffer and avant-garde composer John Cage (1912-1992) met regularly. These meetings resulted in a unique historical audiovisual archive around the influential composer. This documentary portrait combines various interviews with 16-mm footage of Cage’s work and places that were important to the composer, like New York and Ryoan-ji, a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The film was released in 2012 on the occasion of Cage’s day of birth 100 years ago.


Sound Design
EuroArts Film Division
Production company
Silk Road Film Salon
Distributor NL
EuroArts Film Division

Title: How to Get Out of the Cage
Year: 2012
Duration : 55 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2014

MuziekGeschiedenisKunst & CultuurInternationaal

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