David Tudor and I went up to New Haven to do a
television class for the New Haven State Teachers
College. That college specializes in
teaching by means of television. What they
do is to make a tape, audio and visual,
and then broadcast it at a later date early
in the morning. In the course of
my talking, I said something about the
purpose of purposelessness. Afterward,
one of the teachers said to the head of the
Music Department, “How are you going to
explain that to the class next Tuesday?”
Anyway, we finished the TV
business, drove back to the school, and
I asked the teachers to recommend some
second-hand bookstores in New Haven for David Tudor
and me to visit. They did. A
half-hour later when we walked into one of them,
the book dealer said, “Mr. Tudor? Mr.
Cage?” I said, “Yes?” He said, “You’re
to call the State Teachers College.” I did.
They said the television class we had
recorded had not been recorded at all.
Apparently someone forgot to turn something on.