Cecil Taylor + Pauline Oliveros: Solo. Duo. Poetry documents their performances at the centre's opening ten years ago
In memory of Cecil Taylor, the Curtis R Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is offering a free DVD of performances at the centre on 5 October 2008.
Solo. Duo. Poetry. features a collaboration between Taylor and Pauline Oliveros, who was a professor at the Polytechnic in New York. It documents the pair playing solo plus a 22 minute duo meditation marking the first time they performed together. Though their collaboration can be viewed online, Taylor's solo performance is on the DVD only.
Also included is Floating Gardens: The Poetry Of Cecil Taylor, a 75 minute video of a Taylor poetry recital (also available on Vimeo) presented at the same event.
The DVD is available for free through EMPAC – buyers just have to pay the cost of postage and packing.
Watch the Cecil Taylor and Pauline Oliveros duet below.