To honor the 65th birthday of saxophonist, composer and educator Anthony Braxton, the Tri-Centric Foundation, along with co-producers Darmstadt Institute, will stage “Tri-Centric Modeling: Past, Present and Future,” a two-night, multiple-venue concert event.
On Friday, June 18th, at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan and Saturday, June 19th, at the ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn, dozens of prominent musicians, including Braxton himself, will take the stage to participate in exclusive collaborations and one-of-a-kind performances to benefit the Tri-Centric Foundation, a newly revived not-for-profit organization dedicated to realizing Braxton’s most ambitious projects and inspiring younger generations of creative artists.
Set to begin at 5:30 p.m., the Poisson Rouge gig will feature performances by Steve Coleman & Jonathan Finlayson, Marilyn Crispell/Mark Dresser/Gerry Hemingway, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Strings, Richard Teitelbaum, Matthew Welch, John Zorn/Dave Douglas/Brad Jones/Gerry Hemingway and other special guests. The headline act will be the Anthony Braxton 12+1tet, which has not performed in New York since its historic four-night run at Iridium Jazz Club in March 2006 (documented on the renowned 9 CD + 1 DVD box set 9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006). Advance tickets are available at http://lepoissonrouge.inticketing.com/events/97469 for $35. Any remaining tickets will be available the day of the show for $45.
Also beginning at 5:30 p.m., Saturday night at ISSUE Project Room will highlight a younger generation of musicians that has studied and performed with Braxton in recent years and adapted his concepts into their own distinctive sounds. The lineup includes Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Chris Jonas & James Fei and Tyshawn Sorey, as well as others yet to be announced. The night will begin and end with Braxton conducting live excerpts from his four-act opera, Trillium E, featuring members of the 60-person cast from its first-ever studio recording in March. Advance tickets are available at https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8113705 for $25 ($20 for students). Any remaining tickets will be available the day of the show for $30.