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January 25, 2019: Anthony Braxton's Syntactical Ghost Trance Music at Roulette

  • Roulette Intermedium 509 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

The Music of Anthony Braxton: Syntactical Ghost Trance // Echo Echo Mirror House

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

The 11-person Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble perform works from Anthony Braxton’s Syntactical Ghost Trance Music system—demonstrating the unique sonic tapestry of the compositions and the possibilities of the vocal choir—in celebration of the release of GTM (Syntax) 2017: an album documenting all twelve compositions of his system recorded under the guidance of Anthony Braxton himself.

The evening closes with a performance of another Braxton music system: Echo Echo Mirror House Music, by the duo of Carl Testa on electronics and Cory Smythe on piano.

Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble (voices):
Roland Burks
Tomas Cruz
Lucy Dhegrae
Chris DiMeglio
K Fung
Nick Hallett
Kyoko Kitamura
Adam Matlock
Anne Rhodes
Kamala Sankaram
Elizabeth Saunders

Carl Testa/Cory Smythe Duo
Carl Testa (electronics)
Cory Smythe (piano)

The Tri-Centric Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports the ongoing work and legacy of Anthony Braxton while also cultivating and inspiring the next generation of creative artists to pursue their own visions with the kind of idealism and integrity Braxton has demonstrated throughout his distinguished career. This event is part of Braxton75, an initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation leading up to the composer’s 75th birthday in 2020, funded in part by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.