Video of John Cage and Rahsaan Kirk collaborating

Despite both being highlights of twentieth century avant garde art, John Cage and Rahsaan Kirk never met. But documentary director, Dick Fontaine, did a genius job in putting their work next to each other. John Cage would have turned 100 in September. Aside from his musical compositions, he also was a great poet and in this video, you get to see him performing his texts montaged with performances by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, whom Quincy Jones once called ‘the master of black classical music’. Jimi Hendrix loved his stuff and it’s easy to see why.