30.09. - 09.10.2021

Everybody's Cage Germany 2016 | 79 min | OV with English subtitles, OV | Colour | FF 2016

Sandra Trostel

SANDRA TROSTEL (*1976) works as an independent film-maker with the focus on digital storytelling. In 2016, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed Everybody's Cage, her documentary essay on the composer John Cage.

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Essay In the middle of the 20th century, the composer John Cage was a central figure of the New York avant-garde. HIs pieces were free of conventional structures and instrumentation and closely connected to philosophical and social reflection. Asked how he would describe them in a single sentence, Cage said once: "Get out of whatever cage you’re in." Together with the young pianist Francesco Tristano, the director sets out to find traces of Cage's music and philosophy in New York. The expedition becomes an experiment in which sounds and thoughts enter into a dialogue together. Everybody’s Cage is a documentary essay, as open and associative as a composition by John Cage.
Original title: Everybody's Cage
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, German
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles, OV
Director: Sandra Trostel
Screenplay: Sandra Trostel
Cast: Francesco Tristano,  Bruce Brubaker, Brandt Brauer Frick, Sinfonie Orchester Münster
Producer: Sandra Trostel
Director of Photography: Lilli Thalgott
Music: Francesco Tristano, Thies Mynther
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Editor: Sandra Trostel
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