History

The Tri-Centric Foundation was originally founded in 1994, the year Anthony Braxton was named a MacArthur Fellow. Over the next five years, TCF organized several major productions, including a fully-staged performance of Braxton’s four-act opera Trillium R, extended runs at the Kitchen and the Knitting Factory, and a two-week festival of emerging composers at Greenwich House. The original Braxton House Records label was similarly active, producing nine CDs between 1996 and 1999.

In 2010, the Tri-Centric Foundation was restarted after a ten-year dormancy. Recent projects have included the launch of this website and the New Braxton House Records label, a two-day celebration of Braxton’s 65th birthday featuring dozens of special guests, the four-day festival Energies, Ideas, Intuitions: The Tri-Centric Music of Anthony Braxton at Roulette in Brooklyn, and the release of Trillium E, the first studio recording of one of Braxton’s operas.

Currently, the organization is working to archive and catalog the entirety of Braxton’s compositional output; to realize Braxton’s most ambitious artistic and philosophical visions; and to maintain and develop the inspiring community of musicians that has come together around the recent recordings and performances.