Video: Peter Greenaway’s ‘Four Composers: Meredith Monk’, 1983

Broadcast on Channel 4 in 1983, Peter Greenaway’s documentary series Four Composers looked at the work of Robert Ashley, John Cage, Philip Glass and Meredith Monk. Less idiosyncratic than his feature films, Greenaway’s documentaries seek to demythologise the aura surrounding the composers’ work, and sympathetically frame the subject’s practice in their own words.

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