Part of 2010-2011 Performing Arts Season
“Tyondai has with great ambition and detail-loving hard work created music that is a mashup of 20th-century music and has bravely taken an extra step: into the unknown.” —Björk
Best known for his role in the tech-rock ensemble Battles, Tyondai Braxton is also a prolific composer and solo performer, summoning astounding sound from a head-spinning mix of live instrumentation, loops, and samples. For his latest recording, Central Market, he conjures sweeping symphonics, heady compositions, crashing guitars, and slyly playful sounds for a robust, wholly original music that lives happily outside both rock clubs and symphony halls. Rounding out the program will be works by Caleb Burhans, Louis Andriessen,and John Adams. Braxton will be joined by the 30-member Wordless Music Orchestra, a New York–based ensemble dedicated to creating new concert experiences that bridge the gap between classical and rock.
Presented in association with Wordless Music.