Chapter

The Making of Cage's <i>One</i><sup>11</sup>

Edited by Lohner Henning

in Writings through John Cage's Music, Poetry, and Art

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2001 | ISBN: 9780226044071
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226044873 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226044873.003.0014
The Making of Cage's One11

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This chapter lists some moments in the making of the film One11, which has been created by John Cage. This chapter focuses on the idea that because the making of the film is written out beforehand in the composition, there will not be the conventional form of shooting and editing in which to make judgments, and so forth. Cage is of the belief that the purpose of music is to sober and quiet the mind, thus making it susceptible to divine influences. Till date One11 has had nearly a hundred public performances in ten countries and it has been broadcast in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria and was part of Rolywholyover. It was Cage's last complete work of a larger scale and of course, it is also considered as his artistic credo.

Keywords: One11; film; composition; shooting; editing; music; public performances

Chapter.  11753 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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