PERFORMANCES & COLLABORATIONS
Television, videotape, and film productions:
Twenty Minutes from Now
contemporary music performances with Robert Ashley and Gordon Mumma
produced for National Educational Television by the Univ. of Michigan Television Service, 1963.
John Cage: Variations V
performed by John Cage, Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, with the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., directed by Hansjorg Pauli co-production Norddeutscher Rundfunk / Sveriges Radio, Hamburg, Germany, 1966.
documentary film, directed by Klaus Wildenhahn Norddeutscher Rundfunk Fernsehen, Hamburg, Germany, 1966.
498 Third Avenue
documentary film, directed by Klaus Wildenhahn, of the Cunningham Dance Company with John Cage, Gordon Mumma, and David Tudor Norddeutscher Rundfunk Fernsehen, Hamburg, Germany, 1967.
performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., with Gordon Mumma's music MESA Eastern States Educational Television Network, Buffalo NY, 1968 Mar 8.
performance by David Tudor and Gordon Mumma, with the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., Public Broadcast Laboratory Television, NY 1968 Apr 21.
color film of the Merce Cunningham Dance Co. with collaborative music by John Cage, Gordon Mumma, and David Tudor KQED Film Group, San Francisco CA, 1968.
Wasserpfeifen in New York: Musikalische Avantgarde zwischen Ideologie und Elektronik
a color film documentary on the New York musical avant garde, directed by Hans Helms, including rehearsals and interviews with Gordon Mumma and the Sonic Arts Union Westdeutscher Rundfunk Fernsehen, Köln, Germany, 1971.
performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Co., with Gordon Mumma's TELEPOS Radiotelevision Yougoslave, Beograde, 1972.
Sonic Arts Union
color film documentary, directed by Carlos Santos, of the Sonic Arts Union performances at the Festival d'Automne a Paris, including Gordon Mumma's SOME VOLTAGE DROP, and HORNPIPE for the Fondation Maeght, France, 1974 Oct.
Some Voltage Drop
in MUSIC WITH ROOTS IN THE AETHER two-hour color videotape documentary of Gordon Mumma's work: performances of SIMULCAST, SCHOOLWORK (solo version), TELEPOS-FOXBAT, and a one-hour interview with the composer, 10-speed Mexican bicycle, and 50,000 seat stadium. Directed by Robert Ashley for the Rockefeller Foundation and Mills College, 1976. Video recordings available from Lovely Music Inc.
documentary film by Elliot Caplan about the Cunningham Dance Co. and John Cage includes interviews with Gordon Mumma, and excerpts from a live-performance of Cunningham's PLACE (1966), with the composer and David Tudor performing MESA. 1991 Mar 24, Alliance Française, New York.
in the television series American Masters. An extensive documentary on the life and work of Cunningham, in celebration of his 80th year. Production by the BBC, French Television, and PBS. 1999-2000.