Classic John Cage performance


(courtesy of boing boing and WFMU) – John Cage performs “Water Walk” on this classic 1960 clip from the gameshow “I’ve Got A Secret.” Instruments used in this piece include a prepared piano, four radios, a bathtub, water pitcher, pressure cooker, seltzer bottle, a rubber duck, and much more.

My favorite part of the pre-interview would have to be when host Garry Moore (no, not THAT Gary Moore) asks: “Mr. Cage, these are nice people but some of them are going to laugh. Is that alright?”

Cage’s response: “Of course. I consider laughter preferable to tears.”

Click here to watch it on YouTube, or visit WFMU’s entry to download the video and watch it over and over (like I’ve been doing).

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About fossilapostle

Bill is an artist, musician, writer, and performer living in central Delaware.

Posted on May 15, 2007, in experimental, found instruments, free form, John Cage, video. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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