Colours of the Prism, Mechanics of Time
From John Cage to Techno, through minimalism and post-modernism – A documentary film by Jacqueline Caux. This 2 DVD film was inspired by the itinerary of a ‘gap-bridger’: Daniel Caux, a musicologist, essayist and radio producer, who made endless discoveries in the fields of experimental, minimalist, repetitive, postmodern and techno music.
His contribution is all the more important in that these past four decades have been particularly rich in terms of creations, inventions and experimentation. His recent passing has reversed the roles, since many of the very musicians that he ardently supported wished to be present in this film, featuring: John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Gavin Bryars and Richie Hawtin.
This film embraces a significant part of 20th century musical creation – as seen from this “Daniel Caux belvedere” – and bears witness to the music that these major figures are inextricably associated with, as well as their ongoing creativity.
The bonus to this film is based on the passionate opinions of Daniel Caux, musicologist, essayist, activist and radio producer, promoter and friend to all of the musicians present in the film.