VARIATIONS VII BY JOHN CAGE: E.A.T. - 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering available from Microcinema DVD

From: Joel S Bachar (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 20 2008 - 09:21:31 PDT

VARIATIONS VII BY JOHN CAGE: E.A.T. - 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering

Available April 1 from Microcinema DVD:


Variations VII by John Cage


$US 25.00 SRP

$US 50.00 Edu

European List Prices:

£16.99 / 25.00?


UPC: 880198074997



2008 · 41 mins plus 85 minute audio recording

NTSC/PAL Formats

©2008 E.A.T. and ARTPIX

Variations VII by John Cage

E.A.T. - 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering

In 1966 ten New York artists and thirty engineers and scientists from Bell

Laboratories collaborated on a series of innovative dance, music and theater

9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, held in October at the 69th Regiment

in New York City. The artists were John Cage, Lucinda Childs, Öyvind

Alex Hay, Deborah Hay, Steve Paxton, Yvonne Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg,
David Tudor

and Robert Whitman. Archival material has been assembled into ten films,
each of

which reconstructs the artist's original work and uses interviews with the

engineers and performers to illuminate the artistic, technical and
historical aspects

of the work.

Variations VII, performed at 9 Evenings, was the next to last in John Cage's

of indeterminate works that he had begun in 1958, which made increasing use
of electronic

equipment and systems. This DVD documents the only complete performance of

VII and also presents a stereo audio recording of the full 85 minutes of the

This rare and historical film is the second in the 9 Evenings series from

in Art and Technology and ARTPIX and was produced by Billy Klüver and Julie

of E.A.T. and directed by Barbro Schultz Lundestam.
Joel S. Bachar
Microcinema Int'l/Microcinema DVD
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