Merce Cunningham Trust

Episode 15 The Prepared Mind: John Cage and David Tudor
This video is in HD. A SD version is available here.

With newly available archival film and photography of John Cage and David Tudor, this webisode also introduces to the series composer-musicians Christian Wolff and Gordon Mumma in recent interviews. Merce Cunningham talks about both Cage and Tudor, as artists and individuals. We include rare footage of John Cage playing his infamous "silent piece," 4'33", in Harvard Square and a first look at new footage of Cunningham's RainForest (1968) filmed by Mondays with Merce at the Mossovet Theater in Moscow in June 2011 under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State and the Chekhov Festival.