Cecil Taylor in New York Reviewed 

Cecil Taylor at moers festival 2008

Source: The New York Times.

The pianist Cecil Taylor, one of the great American artists of the past century, is the subject of an imaginative exhibition and residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art for the next 10 days, called “Open Plan.” This kind of meticulous museum treatment is unusual for a musician, let alone an improvising or living one.

On Thursday, the night before the opening, Mr. Taylor played a concert at the far west end of an 18,200-square-foot open rectangular space on the museum’s fifth floor, by windows overlooking the Hudson River. Printed on the wall behind him was a poem he wrote on Feb. 12: “would I come/into this light/unbidden,” it began.

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