Cecil Taylor on creation
Cecil Percival Taylor (March 15, 1929 – April 5, 2018)
*Rhythm-sound energy found in the amplitude of each time unit. Time measurement as isolated matter abstracted from mind, transformed symbols thru conductor, agent speaking in angles: a movement vacuum death encircling act, defining nothing Pythagorean desert a waste land lit deafness before ultimate silent arena senses ride naked in souls.
Would then define the pelvis as cathartic region prime undulation, ultimate communion, internal while life is becoming visible physical conversation between all body’s limbs: Rhythm is life the space of time danced thru.
*Taylor, liner notes; Unit Structures.
Taylor told a New York Times reporter “[s]omeone once asked me if I was gay. I said, ‘Do you think a three-letter word defines the complexity of my humanity?’ I avoid the trap of easy definition.“