OTHER PEOPLE - AN EXPERIENTIAL DISCOGRAPHY- Week 1: Luis Diaz Filming Margaret Leng Tan
Starting today, I will be taking you, gentle reader, on periodic adventures through the magical land of UbuWeb.
UbuWeb is an astounding and ever-expanding archive of avant-garde, experimental, new and old stuff. My wanderings will most likely take me into music-related areas, since that's what I do. But who knows where we'll end up, really?
My goal is to find the incredible, the strange, and the beautiful. I hope you'll join me.
Week 1 - Luis Diaz filming Margaret Leng Tan
The video begins, and virtuosic toy pianist Margaret Leng Tan comes onstage with fanfare. She plays some John Cage pieces, with a photo of Cage watching over the proceedings like a well-dressed, not-unkind ghost. In Part 2 (9'30"), she begins a performance of 4'33;" with a cough, Luis Diaz and Ms. Tan's hand are revealed as the main characters of this film. Suddenly, at 13'38" the couple in front of Mr. Diaz move together, and a new story unfolds before our eyes.