That night Ken taped most of Mr. Cage's performance, as well as part of the "meet and greet" on the stage afterward. Marc and one of his friends asked Mr. Cage a couple of good questions, and his answers tell us a lot about the work he presented that night.
Track five is a recording on the stage of the auditorium, during the post-program question and answer perioddescribed earlier. Mr. Cage gives more insight into his work and this evening's performance. From what he reveals in answer to Ken's question about the watch, I gather that each performance of "Empty Words" is unique, based on chance operations which involve his watch. Also, we learn that there were slides projected during the "Empty Words" performance, but Mr. Cage indicates that these were not coordinated with his reading.
I am looking for more information about this performance. I know that an art instructor at the school was filming with a 16mm camera while I was on the stage with Mr. Cage and Marc and his friends, but I do not know how much more was filmedor whether that film still exists. Any additional information would be welcomed.
Auditorium, Columbus College Columbus, GASpring, 1975. 1. Introduction to "Empty Words" 2. Empty Words (incomplete) 3. Introduction to "Music for Marcel Duchamp"4. Music for Marcel Duchamp 5. Questions and Answers.mp3 @ 256 kbps soon available >>>