On June 10th, 1972, shortly after Anthony turned 27 years old, he gave a solo concert at Carnegie Recital Hall (today called Weill Recital Hall). Aside from a New York Times listing kept in Carnegie’s archives, we could find no visual or audio record of the event. Then, earlier this year, a NYC musician contacted the Tri-Centric Foundation about mysterious tapes he had received from an acquaintance. To our surprise, one contained a part of the 1972 solo Carnegie concert. Anthony listened to it and confirmed the content. It took 40 years, but the music made its way back to Anthony, and we are currently working towards a New Braxton House release. Audio sample (unmastered) available here: http://soundcloud.com/tricentricfoundation/nbh036.
Coming on Dec.1 is the Echo Echo Mirror House performance by the 12+3tet recorded on October 7th, 2011 at Roulette. In this musical system, all the musicians wield iPods, loaded with Braxton’s extensive recorded discography. That’s in addition to the instruments they play. The result: a rich sonic tapestry of live performance and Braxton recordings.
On December 15th, Anthony will be appearing at the Kennedy Center with his Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet (Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson, Ingrid Laubrock). More information and tickets available here. Tickets are $38 and, looking at the seating chart on the web, they seem to be selling fast.