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.
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 accompaniment.
With great difficulty,
arrangements were made to
realize this proposal.
At the last minute the
However, just before the
performance, the Pope died
and everything was canceled.