Welcome to AMN Celebrates Braxton 75, a multipart series focused on the work of American composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton. Braxton, who in 2020 will be celebrating his seventy-fifth birthday, is one of the most important and influential creative minds of the past fifty years. Each week this series will feature three to four links of live performances, interviews and articles found on the web that should be of interest to both the curious and the longtime explorers of Braxton’s music.
Today is Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday and this is the final post in this series.
We begin with a wonderful performance of Composition 304 from Winsor Music.
We continue with an entire performance of Anthony Braxton with Mary Halvorson and Taylor Ho Bynum as the Diamond Curtain Wall Trio from 2015 in Copenhagen.
This trailer from 2012 on Roulette TV intersperses interview with performance to provide a nice overview of Braxton’s career and his ideas. Braxton’s forever hopeful outlook is a very timely positive message to us all.
Finally, since it is Anthony Braxton’s birthday why not wish him a happy birthday with a visit to the New Braxton House at Bandcamp and check out all of the recordings that are available and maybe pick up a few.
Hope you enjoyed the series and happy birthday Anthony Braxton.
Chris De Chiara