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

Give your instrument to an onlooker. Indicate 1) that he should play it, and (if necessary) 2) some hints as to how this is done. Listen to him play. If you must do something imitate bugle calls. Reveille. Retreat and Last Post spring to mind. When your instrument is given back to you (possibly at your request), improvise. If your instrument is not given back to you express the emotions associated with bereavement in one of a number of conventional and readily recognizable ways. Breast-beating, teeth-gnashing, groaning and wailing spring to mind.


Filler Rite. A: creating and filling empty space.

Cornelius Cardew

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