Everybody's Cage

When John Cage, one of the most influential composers of New York’s 20th century avant-garde, was asked to briefly describe himself, he said humorously: “Get out of whatever cage you’re in.” Everybody’s Cage is an essayistic documentary on the musical approach to the soundscapes of our surroundings, an experiment in four movements, a fictitious conversation with John Cage. Through Francesco Tristano, a young pianist and composer, the film gets closer to the social and political questions inherent in Cages’ work.

Director's Biography
SANDRA TROSTEL is a Hamburg-based independent director and producer. Having worked as an editor for almost 20 years, Trostel started her own documentary projects as a director in 2005. She has collaborated with such renowned acts as Pantha du Prince, Deichkind, and Phantom Ghost. Trostel’s first feature documentary, Utopia Ltd., premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011. Everybody’s Cage is her second feature-length documentary. // Films (selection): Utopia Ltd. (2011, doc; CE’11), Everybody’s Cage (2015, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2016
Sandra Trostel
Germany 2015
79 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sandra Trostel
Cinematography Lilli Thalgott, Sandra Trostel
Editing Sandra Trostel
Sound/Sounddesign Thies Mynther, Jonas Hummel
With Francesco Tristano, Liaquat Kahn, Bruce Brubaker, Brandt Brauer Frick, Sinfonieorchester Münster (Fabrizio Ventura)
Producer(s) Sandra Trostel (DE)
Sandra Trostel Kneidenweg 25 22113 Hamburg Germany hello@sandratrostel.de www.sandratrostel.de
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
In-Edit Barcelona 2015

Workshop mit / with Sandra Trostel
! FANG DEN KLANG – GEFANGEN IM KLANG ? Sa, 23. April 2016, 11 Uhr. TeilnehmerInnen: max. 8–10 Personen, ab 14 Jahren. Kosten: Linz Linien Tageskarte / Teilnahme: kostenlos. Dauer: ca. 3 Stunden
! CATCH THE SOUND – TRAPPED IN SOUND ? Sat, April 23, 2016, 11 a.m. Participants: max. 8–10 persons, age 14 or older.  Costs: Linz Linien day ticket / Participation: free / Duration: app. 3 hrs Treffpunkt / Meeting point: Music School of the City of Linz, Fabrikstraße 10, 4041 Linz. Auskunft und Anmeldung / Information and registration:tanja.brueggemann@me.com