When David Tudor, Merce Cunningham,
Carolyn and Earle Brown, and I
arrived in Brussels a year or so ago
for programs at the World’s Fair,
we found out that Earle
Brown’s Indices was not going to be
played since the orchestra found
it too difficult. So,
putting two and two
together, we proposed that
Merce Cunningham and Carolyn Brown
dance solos and duets from Merce
Cunningham’s Springweather and People
(which is his title for Earle
Brown’s Indices) and that David
Tudor play the piano transcription as
great difficulty, arrangements
were made to realize this proposal.
At the last minute
the authorities agreed.
However, just before the
performance, the Pope
died and everything was canceled.