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Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 23 at The Graduate Center, James Gallery

6:00-8:00 pm, Poetry Listening Session with Fred Moten and Brent Edwards
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Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center
Brooklyn College, Whitman Hall 024

9:00-12:00 pm, Karen Borca Big Band rehearsal

12:00-1:30 pm, Lunch

1:30-4:30 pm, Karen Borca Big Band rehearsal

The Graduate Center, Elebash Hall

5:00-7:00 pm, Registration at the Elebash Lobby

7:30-9:30 pm, Opening & Andrew Cyrille//William Parker/Matthew Shipp Concert
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Friday, Oct. 25 at The Graduate Center, Elebash Hall

Session 1: the 1950s & 60s in context
Moderator: Jeffrey Taylor
9:00-9:30 am, Eric Charry, “The Development of Cecil Taylor’s Musical Language in the 1950s and 1960s”
9:30-10:00 am, Lewis Porter, ” The Consistency of Cecil Taylor’s Outlook From His First Recorded Interview in 1959 Through the Years”
10:00-10:30 am, Christopher Meeder, “‘I listen every day to Marvin Gaye’: Self-Characterization, Formal Education, and Cultural Affiliation in the Formation of Cecil Taylor’s Early Musical Style”
10:30-11:00 am, Matthias Mushinski, “Critical Amplitudes: Cecil Taylor in Jazz-Hot and Jazz Magazine (1965-1968)”

11:00-11:15 am, Break

11:15-12:00 pm, Fumi Okiji, “Cecil’s non-sensuous standard”

12:00-1:30 pm, Lunch

Session 2: genealogies, becomings, gestures
Moderator: Samuel Teeple
1:30-2:00 pm, Chris Stover, “‘As gesture jazz became…’: the genealogical role of Cecil Taylor’s standards”

2:00-2:30 pm, Anthony Caulkins, “Musical Gesture in Analysis: Gesture-Class as a Formal Structure”
2:30-3:00 pm, John Rufo, “Geologies of Cecil Taylor+Billie Holiday+Mary Lou Williams”

3:00-3:15 Break

Session 3: listening, structures, intermediality
Moderator: Michelle Yom
3:15-3:45 pm, Charles Sharp, “Structures becoming / Becoming structures”

3:45-4:15 pm, Jeff T. Johnson, “Indent: Body as Paragraph”
4:15-4:45 pm, Magdalena Dukiewicz, “Equilibrium”
4:45-5:15 pm, Scott Gleason, “Re-sounding Collaborative Improvisation in Morgan O’Hara’s LIVE TRANSMISSION: Movement of the Hands of Cecil Taylor”

5:15-5:30 pm, Break

5:30-5:50 pm, David Grubbs, “‘The Scented Parabola’: Occasions of Cecil Taylor’s Poetry”

5:50-7:30 pm, Dinner

7:30-9:30 pm, In Sonic Discourse with Cecil Taylor’s Unit Structures Concert
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Saturday, Oct. 26 at Brooklyn College, Buchwald Theater

Session 4: memories, decoding, improvisation
Moderator: Stephanie Jensen-Moulton
9:00-9:30 am, Jeff Schwartz, “The Influence and Significance of Cecil Taylor’s Letter Notation: From the Mills Archives”
9:30-10:00 am, Jessie Cox, “Cecil Taylor’s Posthumanistic Musical Score”
10:00-10:30 am, Mark Micchelli, “Decoding Cecil Taylor: Transcription and Analysis of an Improvisation from Imagine the Sound
10:30-11:00 am, Scott Currie, “With Blazing Eyes: Structuring Orchestral Improvisation as Compositional Realization”

11:00-11:15 am, Break

11:15-12:15 pm, Ben Young, “Let’s Keep Listening”

12:15-1:15 pm, Lunch

Session 5: Encounters: the voice, confrontation, documentation
Moderator: Lindsey Eckenroth
1:15-1:45 pm, Chris Funkhouser, “improvised is how the voice is used”
1:45-2:15 pm, Jeannette Lambert, “Meeting Cecil Taylor in the Rockies”

2:15-2:45 pm, Dominic Lash, “The inexpressible inclusion / of one within another”: Cecil Taylor on film – intermediality, negotiation, and confrontation”
2:45-3:15 pm, Chris Felver, “The making of ‘Cecil Taylor: All The Notes’ with excerpts”

3:15-3:30 pm, Break

Session 6: poetics, subculture, ritual
Moderator: Ray Allen
3:30-4:00 pm, David Grundy, “With blazing eyes and opened mouth”: The Poetry of Cecil Taylor

4:00-4:30 pm, Kehinde Alonge, “Documenting the ‘Subculture Becoming’ through liner notes”
4:30-5:30 pm, poetry readings & reflections on Cecil Taylor with Ammiel Alcalay, Elliott Levin, Anne Waldman & Devin Waldman, and Ammiel Alcalay reading from Steve Dalachinsky’s “Mantis”

5:30-5:45 pm, Break

5:45-6:45 pm, Nahum Dimitri Chandler, “Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within): A Meditation”

6:45-8:00 pm, Dinner

8:00-10:00 pm, Closing & Big Band Concert directed by Karen Borca
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