Jazzfest Berlin – Sonic Genome
Oct
31
to Nov 1

Jazzfest Berlin – Sonic Genome

For the opening of Jazzfest Berlin 2019, Anthony Braxton and Tri-Centric, in conjunction with Jazzfest Berlin, will present Braxton’s Sonic Genome at the Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin. In its third-ever iteration here in Berlin, the transatlantic cooperation will feature 14 musicians from Braxton’s closest circle, 39 musicians from Berlin’s diverse scene (including members of the Echtzeitmusik scene, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Trickster Orchestra and KIM Collective) and six members of the Australian Art Orchestra that will be prepared in a three-day workshop. A dozen small groups, directed by members of Braxton’s circle, freely navigate a passel of his compositions (up to 450) and improvisational language known as “Ghost Trance Music”, shifting between works and reacting to or ignoring the output of nearby groupings, over a six-hour period. Members of subgroups fracture and reform like recombinant organisms, congregate as small cells or as a big ensemble, moving around the huge space of the Gropius Bau, perpetually forming new communities, while listeners make their own choices, traversing the space to hear new or blended configurations.

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Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Tri-centric Project Ensemble: Small Groups

The Tri-Centric Project Ensemble will perform Anthony Braxton's music for the Fourth Edition Festival for Other Music on Friday 8th February at Eric Ericssonhallen. They will be working together all week at Fylkingen in the lead up to that concert and for this evening, the musician's will form both pre-determined and ad hoc small groups to play their own written and collectively improvised music.

Kyoko Kitamura – voice, Lisa Ullén – piano, Erica Dicker – violin, Tomeka Reid – cello, Finn Loxbo – guitar, Elsa Bergman – contrabass, Carl Testa – contrabass & electronics, Ville Bromander – contrabass, Susana Santos Silva – trumpet, Ingrid Laubrock – tenor saxophone, Isak Hedtjärn – clarinet, Johan Arrias – saxophone & clarinet, Dan Peck – tuba, Erik Carlsson – drums & percussion, Mattias Stahl – vibraphone

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The Music of Anthony Braxton: Syntactical Ghost Trance // Echo Echo Mirror House
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Music of Anthony Braxton: Syntactical Ghost Trance // Echo Echo Mirror House

Celebrating the release of GTM (Syntax) 2017, recorded under the guidance of Anthony Braxton himself and documenting all twelve compositions of his Syntactical Ghost Trance Music system, the 11-person Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble will perform works from the system, demonstrating the unique sonic tapestry of the compositions and the possibilities of the vocal choir. Followed by a performance of another Braxton music system: Echo Echo Mirror House Music, by the duo of Carl Testa on electronics and Cory Smythe on piano.

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Jun
10
5:00 PM17:00

Kaufman Center's Face the Music Ensembles perform the music of Anthony Braxton

Kaufman Center's Face the Music Ensembles perform the music of Anthony Braxton

Conducted by Aakash Mittal, with special guests Kyoko Kitamura, Anne Rhodes, and Carl Testa

Presented in partnership with the Tri-Centric Foundation

Face the Music explores the compositions of one of the most revered figures in contemporary improvised music, Anthony Braxton. Under the leadership of conductor Aakash Mittal, and joined by special guests and long-time Braxton collaborators Kyoko Kitamura (voice), Anne Rhodes (voice), and Carl Testa (bass and electronics), these young musicians will perform music ranging from Braxton's Creative Orchestra Music of the 1970s to his Ghost Trance Music from the 1990s. 

This event is part of Braxton75, a two-year initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation leading up to the composer's 75th birthday in 2020, funded in part by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation. For more information, please visit tricentricfoundation.org

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Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Workshop on the Music Systems of Anthony Braxton, led by Taylor Ho Bynum

Kaufman Center and the Jazz Gallery present a Workshop on the Music Systems of Anthony Braxton, led by Taylor Ho Bynum

Presented in partnership with the Tri-Centric Foundation

Long-time collaborator Taylor Ho Bynum presents an overview and introduction to the work of the legendary composer/conceptualist Anthony Braxton. Open to musicians of all levels and any interested friendly experiencers in the general public.

This event is part of Braxton75, a two-year initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation leading up to the composer's 75th birthday in 2020, funded in part by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation. For more information, please visit tricentricfoundation.org.

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May
26
to Jun 4

Anthony Braxton European Tour

Anthony Braxton ZIM Sextet with Jacqueline Kerrod and Miriam Overlach (harps), Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Adam Matlock (accordion), Dan Peck (tuba)

Anthony Braxton ZIM Septet with Jacqueline Kerrod and Miriam Overlach (harps), Taylor Ho Bynum (brass), Adam Matlock (accordion), Dan Peck (tuba), Jean Cook (violin)

Anthony Braxton and Jacqueline Kerrod Duo

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