Anthony Braxton in Stockholm Reviewed (Again)

Source: Downbeat.

The centerpiece for the fourth iteration of Stockholm’s Edition Festival were two performances devoted to the music of Anthony Braxton at Eric Ericsonhallen, a gorgeous octahedral structure that was a former church built between 1823-1849. Those sounds sat comfortably amid an unapologetically experimental program that spanned microscopic and microtonal music. The current work of Braxton, the polymath reedist, composer and educator who turns 75 next year, might have sounded jarringly far from Frenchmen Kassel Jaeger’s meditative electronic music or the seamless mesh of field recordings and minimalist percussion in the work of composer Annea Lockwood—who turns 80 this year—but it shared both improvisational rigor and a broad-minded voracity.

Downtown Music Gallery Newsletter

Source: Downtown Music Gallery.

Matt Shipp Trio! Anna Webber Octet! Jessica Pavone Solo! Guillermo Gregorio & Brandon Lopez! Tomeka Reid & Filippo Monico! Stephan Crump’s Rosetta Trio: Liberty Ellman! Two from Dave Rempis: Tasji Dorji & Brandon Lopez! Gerhard Ullmann & Alexey Kruglov! Lucian Ban & Alex Simu! Miho Hazama & M Unit! Cooper Moore & Stephen Gauci! Chris Welcome Octet! Two from Leap of Faith! Fido Plays Zappa! Dave Brubeck Quartet! Phill Niblock DVD! Laraaji & Lyghte & More..!

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Upcoming Sets at Downtown Music Gallery – FREE, every Sunday at 6pm

Sunday, February 17th:
6pm: LIOR MILLIGER / ZACH SWANSON / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Sax / Bass / Drums
7pm: DAVID MEIER / DANIEL CARTER / JEONG LIM YANG – Drums / Horns / Bass

Sunday, February 24th: The REGGIE SYLVESTER Double Header:
6pm: ED KELLER / REGGIE SYLVESTER – Guitar & Drums Duo!
7pm: RETROGRADE ESP CD Set: MATT LAVELLE & REGGIE SYLVESTER!

Sunday, March 3rd:
6pm: AVANT-GARDE WORKING CLASS: JOE DALEY & JESSE DULMAN – Tuba Duet!
7pm: KAREN NG & HENRY FRASER – Sax & Clarinet / Bass!

Sunday, March 10th:
6pm: JESSICA / TONY JONES – Sax Duo – Two CD Releases Celebration!
7pm: THOMAS HEBERER / JOE HERTENSTEIN – Trumpet and Drums!

Sunday, March 17th:
6pm: SARAH BERNSTEIN VEER QUARTET: SANA NAGANO / LEONOR FALCON / NICK JOZWIAK!
7pm: JARVIS EARNSHAW / DANIEL CARTER / ZACH SWANSON – Sitar & Loops / Woodwinds / Bass