Today is Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday. This year was supposed to feature performances of Braxton material at venues worldwide, but the vast majority of that has been canceled. Today, we also finished our run of Braxton75 celebratory posts. Many thanks to Chris de Chiara for curating that material. The entires series can be found at AMN Celebrates Braxton75.
In the mean time, the Tricentric Foundation has sent out some news:
Today, we celebrate Anthony Braxton’s 75th birthday with the release of Duo (Improv) 2017, his newest boxset in musical conversation with Eugene Chadbourne, eight CDs plus a digital bonus track available only on Bandcamp. Thank you to the many people who pre-ordered! More than a third of our stock has already found new homes which should ship in about two weeks, if not earlier. For those who can, we kindly ask you to consider purchasing tomorrow, June 5th, which is a no-fee day on Bandcamp.
Also in celebration of Anthony’s birthday, we are adding to our collection of accessible items Anthony Braxton’s Catalog of Works, currently nearly 90 pages of material continually being updated. Please feel free to browse and enjoy!
The Tri-Axium Writings too is moving forward. The TAW team is well into the proofing process. We will continue to keep you posted.
Please consider supporting Tri-Centric so that we can continue to preserve and disseminate Anthony Braxton’s work. No amount is too small!
Coming up, Thumbscrew – with Tomas Fujiwara, Mary Halvorson and Michael Formanek – will release The Anthony Braxton Project on July 24th from Cuneiform Records.
Last month, the ensemble Tropos released an album featuring many Anthony Braxton compositions.
Please be on the lookout for more news coming soon including a rare Anthony Braxton solo performance video.