Saturday, April 28, 2007

Garry Moore and John Cage

These days a musician who wants to sell albums goes on television. And that happened in 1960 too, I guess. Thanks to WFMU's Beware of the Blog you can watch a video of John Cage performing live on national television game show called I've Got a Secret hosted by Garry Moore.

The performance has everything - an incredulous host, a union dispute, a change of plans, no panelists, an amused audience and a performance of Water Walk, with a last moment change to the radio parts. Nine minutes, twenty-two seconds. Enjoy this little avant-garde side show.

John Cage tells Garry Moore his secret
Garry Moore reacts to hearing how John Cage has changed the part for radios in his piece, Water Walk
Garry Moore tells audience that it's okay to laugh during John Cage's performance
John Cage,near the end of Water Walk on I've Got A Secret, turns a radio OFF

Click here for a list of previous Mixed Meters mentions of "John Cage"

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