venerdì 26 ottobre 2012

Anthony Braxton - The Complete Italian Tour 2012

Dedicated to Riccardo

Anthony Braxton (born June 4, 1945) is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist (saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, pianist) and philosopher. Braxton has released well over 100 albums since the 1960s. He studied philosophy at Roosevelt University and he has taught at Mills College and as of 2012 is Professor of Music at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, teaching music composition, music history, and improvisation.

In Venice Braxton was invited for the 56th International Festival of Contemporary Music, directed by Ivan Fedele and titled +EXTREME-, in which Pierre Boulez received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.

In Prato Anthony Braxton gave life to the premiere of his new project 'Echo Echo Mirror Music', based on the relationship between the musicians and… themselves: each musician was equipped with iPod pre-loaded with music by Braxton.

In Reggio Emilia the Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet, the more consolidated project, was integrated by a computer, on which a program of automatic synthesizing sounds operated, connected to a mixer driven by Braxton.

This project is dedicated to our friend Riccardo, with whom we had decided to go together and see these concerts, and therefore he would have been with us during days of this tour, but he was certainly present in some other way.

Vol. 1: 2012-10-13 - Anthony Braxton 12+1tet - Venice
Vol. 2: 2012-10-14 - Anthony Braxton Echo Echo Mirror House - Prato
Vol. 3: 2012-10-15 - Anthony Braxton Diamond Curtain Wall Quartet - Reggio Emilia

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