This item is not in the library — it is a part of: C. Cardew (ed.), Nature Study Notes (full, 1969).

Perform a service for an individual or the group — pat them on the head, dress them, entertain them, educate them, something. On recognizing a service performed for you, pay for it in music. You may pay for it immediately (in musical hard cash), or delay payment, in which case you have to pay interest. The interest increases in proportion to the length of the delay. Interest can accrue to the music in any dimension. In proportion as the interest approaches infinity, the situation approaches stability.


Interest Rite. F: MC ("interest serves to stabilise the situation") A: GEM, Jealousy, Jewellery, Greed, Stockpiling, the arbitrary attachment of permanent (permanently increasing) value to objects). Note: In this rite, stability equals silence, I guess, since infinite interest takes infinite time to accrue.

Cornelius Cardew

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