Anthony Braxton’s Gambit in Antwerp, June 5

Source: DE SINGEL. A bit last minute, but don’t miss it if you are in the area.

On Sunday, June 5th, DE SINGEL in Antwerp is hosting a unique program: Anthony Braxton’s Gambit – 50+ Years of Creative Music – a celebration of composer and instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, who will turn 77 on June 4th.

The evening will start with a fantastic Creative Orchestra from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (with whom, incidentally, I will make my conducting debut), playing pieces from Braxton’s legendary album “Creative Orchestra Music 1976”.

On June 5th the Ghost Trance Septet, featuring Elisa Medinilla, Anna Jalving, Frederik Sakham, Steven Delannoye, Niels Van Heertum, João Lobo and Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, will perform Composition No. 255 from the Ghost Trance Music series (read more on the Septet’s forthcoming album release below).

The evening will end with a performance of the Maestro himself! Anthony Braxton will present his Saxophone Quartet (also featuring James Fei, Ingrid Laubrock and Chris Jonas) performing a new creation: Lorraine Music.