This performance took place during a 3-day festival of Braxton’s music at the Knitting Factory in 1998. The festival was somewhat unusual in that all six sets were versions of a single piece, Composition No. 173. Originally scored for four actors, two soloists and ensemble (a recording of the original form was released on the Black Saint label, #120166-2), the piece was performed as an alto sax solo, quartet, sax quintet, tentet, as well as a version with four actors, two soloists, three “friendly experiencers,” 12-piece string ensemble and percussion (the full version was performed twice, on 3/20 and 3/21). –JF
|Recording Date||Mar 21, 1998|
|Location||Knitting Factory, NYC|
Anthony Braxton: sopranino, F, and alto saxophones
Recorded by James Fei.