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59 1/2 seconds for a string player (versions 1-3) (part of Foxfire Eins)

Jayne Parker

UK, 2000
3 minutes, B&W, sound
Original format: 16mm
Available formats: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file

Composed by John Cage in 1953, and played by Anton Lukoszevieze, there are several versions of this film, each lasting a minute. Despite being played from the same score, the films can appear to sound different – depending on what you see. Exhilarating and surprising, the score for 591/2 seconds for a String Player runs through the gamut of possible ways to produce a sound on a ‘cello.