Roulette Celebrates One Year in Brooklyn – Anthony Braxton “Two Ensembles (NYC) 2012”

Thursday, September 13, 2012. 8:00 pm

Roulette and Tri-Centric Foundation present Anthony Braxton in a rare New York performance  to celebrate Roulette’s one year anniversary of moving to Brooklyn in September 2011.  Braxton, who has received such accolades as, “quite possibly the most prolific musician of our age” (David R. Adler, JazzTimes) will present two groups, the Anthony Braxton Quartet featuring Anthony Braxton (alto, soprano, sopranino, baritone, bass, and contrabass saxophones), Dan Blacksberg (trombone, euphonium), Ken Filiano (acoustic bass), Mike Szekely (percussion) and the Diamond Curtain Wall Music Ensemble featuring Anthony Braxton (reeds, electronics), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet, brass), Josh Sinton (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet), Maura Valenti (harp), Amy Crawford, Chris DiMeglio, Michael Douglas Jones, Kyoko Kitamura, Anne Rhodes (voices)

Anthony Braxton has boldly redefined the boundaries of American music for more than 40 years. Drawing on such lifelong influences as jazz saxophonists Warne Marsh and Albert Ayler, innovative American composers John Cage and Charles Ives and pioneering European Avant-Garde figures Karlheinz Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis, he created a unique musical system, with its own classifications and graphics-based language, that embraces a variety of traditions and genres while defying categorization of its own.

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 long and distinguished career.