Juan Jaula es John Cage

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.

Concept, original music and voiceover by Guillermo Galindo
Video by Zen Cohen

Below is an excerpt and selected production stills.