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. Afterwards, 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.