When I am finally installed as cultural dictator, I will
require all poems to be printed in stolid, solid blocks of texts, which will
only come alive upon being given human breath in reading. [Jon C]
Not so far off the mark in a way, about Rosselli's attitude: she saw the
blocks of text as occupying blocks of time. I'm tempted to say rather as
Cage measured some of his lectures. However, she did once collaborate with
Cage for a performance by Merce Cunningham in which 'I expressed myself
through a sequence of improvised gestures and at a particular point began to
sing a Gregorian chant, until someone in the audience shouted Amen. Cage was
by no means pleased.'
And there seems to be no reference to Rosselli in the list of MCDC
musicians, though the Velvet Underground are (I think) included.
'Listen people, I don't know how you expect to ever stop the
war if you can't sing any better than that'
- Country Joe McDonald, Woodstock 1969