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1961/62

aos for david tudor

a grapefruit in the world of park

voice piece for soprano

cough piece

 

1962

ai/love
Yoko Ono composed the soundtrack for the film by Takahiko Iimura (also called Ai (Love). Scott MacDonald (After Image, April, 1978): "Love is interesting, because of the dramatic black and white contrasts in the imagery, created in part by shooting in 8mm and then blowing the film up to 16mm, and because of Yoko Ono's soundtrack, which combines a 'shhhhhhh' reminiscent of white noise with a variety of other intermittent sounds (to make the soundtrack, Ono hung a microphone out the window)." "I first saw Iimura's film "Love" in 1962 in Tokyo. I was very impressed by the poetic and sensuous, yet experimental, direction of the film and did the sound for it. " -- Yoko Ono, 1996.

 

1964

kuri yoji / aos
Uncredited vocals by Yoko Ono in the soundtrack for the film by Toshi Ichiyanagi (also called Kuri Yoji/AOS).

 

1969

kuri yoji / tragedy on the g-string
Uncredited voice by Yoko Ono in the soundtrack for the film by Toshi Ichiyanagi (also called Kuri Yoji/Tragedy...).

 

1987

interrupted river
A dance piece by Jennifer Muller/The Works was accompanied by Yoko Ono's music and Keith Haring's art (set design and costume concept).

georgia stone
Georgia Stone was Yoko Ono's contribution to The John Cage Tribute, A Chance Operation (1993). Georgia Stone was also the score to a stage production by the same name in 1987, when the piece was originally written.

 

1995

aria for an endangered species
A ballet by Ellen Bromberg (for Core Performance Company) was was inspired by Yoko Ono's installation "Endangered Species 2319-2322". The work features also an original sound score by Yoko Ono. (The photo: Yoko Ono / Lenono Photo Archive)

hiroshima sky is always blue
The experimental piece by Yoko Ono was intended to mark the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.

 

1997

hiroshima
An epic play by Ron Destro with music scores by Yoko Ono.

 

1998

not for sale: feminism and art in usa
This video essay by Laura Cottingham has a soundtrack by Yoko Ono.

 

2010

in the woods
A film by Jennifer Elster features vocalizations by Yoko Ono.

 

 

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