Jig for John

 

CD-DVD-Edition Jig For John

Jig for John presents the German premiere recording of the piano version of John Cage’s 16 Dances. The recording is based on the new edition by Walter Zimmermann who identified and transcribed the handwritten manuscript as an autonomous piano piece in New York in 2012.

The outstanding recording of pianist Irmela Roelcke was produced in Berlin in 2013 in collaboration with rbb radio Berlin-Brandenburg and also includes The Seasons as another early piano work of John Cage. tl_files/Projekte/Jig for John/stoerer_cage_en.jpgThe title Jig for John (Jig or french Gigue, until today a popular folk dance) describes the concept of the album that traces the early, playful Cage and his relationship to Merce Cunningham.

 
Besides the sound recordings two music videos by Aron Kitzig and Joshua Wicke emerged from two of the movements of 16 Dances investigating the relationship of dance, space and music with choreographer Jai Gonzales as a performer, as well as a documentary film about the participants of the project.

 
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CD

1. - 16. John Cage 16 Dances (1950 - 1951), 50'57 

17. - 25. John Cage The Seasons (1947), 14'49

 

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01. Sixteen Dances - I Solo

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08. Sixteen Dances - VIII Jig for John

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12. Sixteen Dances - XII Basket Dance

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20. The Seasons - Spring

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22. The Seasons - Summer

DVD

1. Music video by Aron Kitzig 4’37
2. Music video by Joshua Wicke 3’41
3. Interview with Walter Zimmermann 18’56
4. Interview with Irmela Roelcke 4’39
5. Interview with Aron Kitzig and Joshua Wicke 16’28
6. Documentary by Marc Eberhardt 11’46

DVD total 60'07