Monday, May 09, 2005

Looking ahead.

Chris Felver's 2004 film on Cecil Taylor,
Cecil Taylor
Cecil Taylor: All the Notes, will be screening at New York's Walter Reade Theater on Wednesday, May 25th, at 6:30 and 8:45. Wire reviewed the movie last November. Surely it will build on Felver's Timing Is Everything:

A triple screen juxtaposition of "planted cameras" contrasts Tiger Wood's zen like balance and remarkable concentration with Cecil Taylor's elliptical jazz expressionism, mediated by Violet, a border collie who saw neither but seemingly reacts to both.

In preparation, there's a great and compact interview with Taylor from January 2001, from Perfect Sound Forever:

There's nothing "free" about any of this; it's the construction of cantilevers and inclined pylons. I'm a great fan of Santiago Calatrava, the Spanish structural engineer.


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