Merce Cunningham

Merce also asked me to make music, and I went and saw all of his shows. It became such a big thing in my head. I felt such a big difference between the stuff he did with John Cage and the stuff he did with all the other people, because he lived with John Cage since he was 20. They were like a couple. Merce is so physical, so obviously a dancer, and John Cage was always the more spiritual one. When his music comes on, the whole dance thing all makes sense. Sometimes even with the best composers on earth, you look at the dancers and it looks like they’re lost, just walking in circles, but the minute John Cage’s music comes on it becomes like a sort of cosmic world.

i-D magazine #244 , june 2004