Tri-Centric Foundation Crowdsourcing New Braxton Releases

Anthony Braxton

Via Generosity. Give if you can.

This year, we were able to provide rarely performed Braxton scores to stellar ensembles and soloists across the globe including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (UK), MusikFabrik (Germany), The Jack String Quartet (U.S.), ICE (U.S.), Either/Or (U.S.), Wet Ink Ensemble (U.S.), and many others. We also recorded two major new box sets that will be released in the coming year: the complete Syntactical Ghost Trance Music with a twelve member vocal choir; and, in partnership with Firehouse 12 Records, the debut recordings of Braxton’s ZIM Music Ensemble – a group ranging from six to nine musicians including the composer, with the unusual instrumentation including two harps, reeds, brass, cello, and accordion.

However, we are experiencing a decrease in funding as well as changes in revenue from our album sales. At this time, we need your help to carry us through some major projects scheduled for next year. If the work Tri-Centric has produced in the past, the projects we are engaged in right now, and the initiatives we are developing for the future are meaningful to you – please consider making a tax-deductible contribution.

We are currently renovating our website and plan to unveil our Bandcamp page in early 2018. Through Bandcamp, we will be releasing the long-awaited 11-CD box set of Braxton’s interpretations of the Charlie Parker songbook, now titled Sextet (Parker) 1993. The Syntactical Ghost Trance Music recording release is also in the calendar. Tri-Axium Writings is being revised right now, which we plan to distribute free of charge when ready. We will continue to make more Braxton scores available to the public. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg; we have major plans in the works which we will be announcing when the time is right, building towards an international celebration of Braxton’s 75th birthday in 2020.

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