Juan Jaula es John Cage is a non-traditional documentary about Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo’s confrontation of his musical heritage and education against taboos of the musical “avant-garde” by training Mariachis to perform a John Cage score. The footage includes interviews with John Cage scholars and musicians, documentation of rehearsals and performances, as well as animations and found footage. The documentary and live performance with the Mariachi’s premiered at the deYOUNG Museum in July, 2015.
The following is an excerpt of the 40 minute documentary:
a short animation excerpt:
a selection of video stills.