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Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 23 at The Graduate Center, James Gallery
6:00 – 8:00 Poetry Listening Session with Fred Moten and Brent Edwards

Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center
          Brooklyn College, Studio 312 Roosevelt Extension
9:00 – 12:00 Karen Borca Big Band rehearsal
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 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, Matthew Shipp, William Parker concert

Friday, Oct. 25 at The Graduate Center, Elebash Hall
9:00 – 11:00 Session 1: the 1950s & 60s in context
9:00-9:30 Eric Charry, “The Development of Cecil Taylor’s Musical Language in the 1950s and 1960s.”
9:30-10:00 Lewis Porter, ” The Consistency of Cecil Taylor’s Outlook From His First Recorded Interview in 1959 Through the Years.”
10:00-10:30 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 Matthias Mushinski, “Critical Amplitudes: Cecil Taylor in Jazz-Hot and Jazz Magazine (1965-1968)”
11:00 am – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:00 Fumi Okiji
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 Session 2: genealogies, becomings, gestures
1:30-2:00 Chris Stover, “‘As gesture jazz became…’: the genealogical role of Cecil Taylor’s standards.”
2:00-2:30 Anthony Caulkins, “Musical Gesture” in Analysis: Gesture-Class as a Formal Structure
2:30-3:00 John Rufo, “Geologies of Cecil Taylor+Billie Holiday+Mary Lou Williams.”
3:00-3:30 Ramsey Ameen, “Cecil Taylor: Two Encounters.”
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 5:45 Session 3: listening, structures, intermediality
3:45-4:15 Charles Sharp, ” Structures becoming / Becoming structures.”
4:15-4:45 Jeff T. Johnson, “Indent: Body as Paragraph”
4:45-5:15 Magdalena Dukiewicz, “Equilibrium.”
5:15-5:45 Scott Gleason, ” Re-sounding Collaborative Improvisation in Morgan O’Hara’s LIVE TRANSMISSION: Movement of the Hands of Cecil Taylor.”
5:45 – 6:00 Break
6:00 – 6:20 David Grubbs
6:20 – 8:00 Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 pm Unit Structures Concert

Saturday, Oct. 26 at Brooklyn College, Buchwald Theater
9:00 – 11:00 am, Session 4: memories, decoding, improvisation
9:00-9:30 Jeff Schwartz, ” The Influence and Significance of Cecil Taylor’s Letter Notation: From the Mills Archives”
9:30-10:00 Jessie Cox, “Cecil Taylor’s Posthumanistic Musical Score.”
10:00-10:30 Mark Micchelli, “Decoding Cecil Taylor: Transcription and Analysis of an Improvisation from Imagine the Sound.”
10:30-11:00 Scott Currie, “With Blazing Eyes: Structuring Orchestral Improvisation as Compositional Realization.”
11:00 am – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Ben Young
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 3:15 Session 5: Encounters: the voice, confrontation, documentation
1:15-1:45 Chris Funkhouser, improvised is how the voice is used
1:45-2:15 Jeannette Lambert, “Meeting Cecil Taylor in the Rockies.”
2:15-2:45 Dominic Lash, “The inexpressible inclusion / of one within another”: Cecil Taylor on film – intermediality, negotiation, and confrontation.”
2:45-3:15 Chris Felver
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 5:30 Session 6: poetics, subculture, ritual
3:30-4:00 David Grundy, “With blazing eyes and opened mouth”: The Poetry of Cecil Taylor
4:00-4:30Kehinde Alonge, “Documenting the ‘Subculture Becoming’ through liner notes.”
4:30-5:00 Ammiel Alcalay
5:00-5:30 Steve Dalachinsky, “Mantis.”
5:30 – 5:45 Break
5:45 – 6:45 Nahum Chandler, “Air Above Mountains (Buildings Within): A Meditation”
6:45 – 8:00 Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 Closing & Karen Borca Big Band Concert