Tri-Centric Orchestra – New Compositions (Brooklyn) 2013

The Tri-Centric Orchestra, the resident ensemble of Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation, will premiere three compositions for a 16-piece ensemble by composers Nicole Mitchell, Jason Kao Hwang, and Kamala Sankaram. The concert initiates TCF’s commissioning series, designed to offer the next generation of creative artists the opportunity to create ambitious new musical works, following Braxton’s tradition of innovative and uncompromising musical exploration.

Titles of works to be presented:

Shifting Shorelines (Hwang)
When Life’s Door Opens: The Crossroads (Mitchell)
Dark Flow (Sankaram)

Reeds:
Mike McGinnis (alto, tenor saxophones, all clarinets)
Matt Bauder (tenor sax, Bb and bass clarinets)
Josh Sinton (bari sax, bass and contrabass clarinets)
Nicole Mitchell (flutes)

Brass:
Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, flugelhorn)
Vincent Chancey (french horn)
Joseph Daley (tuba, euphonioum)

Strings:
Jason Kao Hwang (violin)
Amy Cimini (viola)
Marika Hughes (cello)
Ken Filiano (bass)

Rhythm:
Bryan Carrott (vibes)
Amy Crawford (piano)
Rohin Khemani (tabla, percussion)
Tomas Fujiwara (drumset)

Special Guests on
“When Life’s Door Opens: The Crossroads” (Mitchell):

Fay Victor (voice)
Damon Locks (voice)
and the recorded voice of Kiran Ahluwalia

The Tri-Centric Orchestra was founded by Anthony Braxton for the recording of the opera Trillium E in the spring of 2010. The project brought together an extraordinary community of creative artists: a family of artists 60-musicians strong, equally comfortable improvising and interpreting the most rigorous notation, wholly committed to pursuing a new American music. The group has grown into a permanent entity, dedicated to performing the large ensemble works of Braxton and similarly forward-thinking composers, as well as developing the composers and conceptualists within its own ranks.

http://tricentricfoundation.org