Donate To The Tri-Centric Foundation

Donate to the Tri-Centric Foundation

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Dear Friendly Experiencer,

I am writing to you in the hope that you share my conviction that the music of Anthony Braxton can have a transformative effect on artists and audiences alike.  Personally, Braxton’s artistic innovations have not just changed the way I listen to and make music, but have taught me profound lessons about community, creativity and idealism.  If Braxton’s work has been similarly important to you in your life, I ask you to consider donating to the Tri-Centric Foundation.

The Tri-Centric Foundation (TCF) is a non-profit organization that supports Anthony Braxton’s ongoing work and legacy while also cultivating and inspiring the next generation of creative artists.  TCF was revived in 2009 by a dedicated group of volunteers who recognized that Braxton needed a strong organization to bring to life his most visionary ideas as a composer and mentor.

I am proud to share some of what TCF has accomplished in three short years, including:

  • The production and release of the four-act opera Trillium E, the first studio recording of one of Braxton’s operas;
  • The two-night “Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present & Future” festival in 2010, celebrating Braxton’s 65th birthday with an all-star lineup of performers;
  • The four-night “Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton” festival in 2011, which featured seven distinct ensembles while premiering two acts of Braxton’s next opera, Trillium J;
  • The launch of the Tri-Centric Foundation website and the release of more than 40 downloadable albums on New Braxton House Records, as well as an online collection of historic bootlegs available for free to the public.

While still a young organization, TCF has proven that it has the capacity to realize an ambitious agenda.  In the coming years, we look to complete a digitized archive of Braxton’s entire compositional output; mount a two-week festival in the spring of 2014 (headlined by a full production of Trillium J with interdisciplinary and multi-media components to complement the live performance); maintain and improve the TCF website and New Braxton House record label to offer a one-stop destination for those interested in Braxton’s work; and develop several new programs to support emerging composers and performers from around the country, offering TCF’s guidance and resources to help them express their own imaginative visions.

I hope you will consider joining us on this creative journey by making a tax-deductible contribution or by becoming a volunteer.  A list of donor levels and benefits are included below.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  On behalf of Anthony Braxton and the Tri-Centric Foundation, I wish you a joyous holiday season and thank you for your consideration and support.

Sincerely,

Taylor Ho Bynum
President, Tri-Centric Foundation

Special VIP donor benefits are available to those who pledge $1,000 or more.  Please contact Amy Crawford at amy@tricentricfoundation.org or (347) 433-8742.

Checks may be sent to: Tri-Centric Foundation Inc., PO Box 22935, Brooklyn, NY 11202-2935.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?  Contact us at contact@tricentricfoundation.org.

 

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank our institutional partners for their generous funding.


The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.

Renee Baker’s Chicago Modern Orchestra Project