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New Sounds Live from Merkin Hall 2013

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Listen to more music recorded on location at the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall, part of the New Sounds Live Concert Series.  There’s a world premiere by looping orchestrator Tyondai Braxton, with field recordings of slot machines made at a new casino in Queens.  The new two-part work by Braxton is titled "Casino Trem" and "Organ Trem" collectively, “TREMS” and effortlessly integrates the found sound with instruments.  Also, a world premiere work by Fay Kueen Wang called Weltinseln, which means “Island Universe” in German. Also, music by Shara Worden featuring the Orchestra for the Next Century conducted by Gary Schneider.

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Q2 Music

Sample Rate: 24-Hour Marathon of Electronic and Electro-acoustic Music

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 27, join us for a special encore presentation of Sample Rate: 24-hours of electronic and electro-acoustic music curated and hosted by Morton Subotnick, Tyondai Braxton, Tristan Perich, Angélica Negrón, Matmos, Olga Bell and Daniel Wohl.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live from Merkin Hall 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Listen to more music recorded on location at the 2013 Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall, part of the New Sounds Live Concert Series.  There’s a world premiere by looping orchestrator Tyondai Braxton, with field recordings of slot machines made at a new casino in Queens.  The new two-part work by Braxton is titled "Casino Trem" and "Organ Trem" collectively, “TREMS” and effortlessly integrates the found sound with instruments.  Also, a world premiere work by Fay Kueen Wang called Weltinseln, which means “Island Universe” in German. Also, music by Shara Worden featuring the Orchestra for the Next Century conducted by Gary Schneider.

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Spinning on Air

Tyondai Braxton Brings His Multimedia "HIVE" to The Guggenheim

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Composer Tyondai Braxton writes angular, energized music, teeming with ideas and sounds. He's developing a new multimedia piece, HIVE, which he'll premier at The Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan on March 21st. Braxton joins David Garland to share his thoughts behind his music, and Hive in particular.

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New York Now

Listen: Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert

Thursday, February 07, 2013

On March 14, Q2 Music and New Sounds Live presented a live webcast of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, featuring new works by Anna Clyne, Dan Deacon, Tyondai Braxton and others. Listen to the whole show on demand.

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New Sounds

Orchestra of the 21st Century

Saturday, March 31, 2012

For this New Sounds, we'll focus on the orchestra of the 21st Century.  Chances are this orchestra is a bit leaner and more versatile than a  100 member-plus symphony orchestra and most likely includes electric and/or electronic instruments.  We'll hear many examples, including Alarm Will Sound, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Sujian Stevens' The BQE Project, a work for a quirky symphony orchestra. And more.

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Maverick Mixtapes

Maverick Mixtapes: Tyondai Braxton

Monday, March 12, 2012

For Maverick Mixtapes, we asked musicians from different musical backgrounds to curate an hour of music that they deemed best fit the ideal of an "American Maverick." Today's featured group is composer, guitarist, and former Battles member Tyondai Braxton.

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Q2 Music

Tyondai Braxton: Carnavalesque and Rapturous Abandon

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

While it is true that Tyondai Braxton's father is the revered composer and improviser Anthony Braxton, their music might as well come from two different planets (neither of which is Earth). Light-years away from his father's liberated, happily baffling ensemble experiments, Braxton fils sounds more like a long-lost son of Zappa, his compositions as gaily colored, as rigidly constructed, and as outrageously, extravagantly pop as a life-size sculpture in Lego blocks.

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Nadia Sirota

Tyondai Braxton: Blazing New Paths in New-Music

Monday, November 14, 2011

As part of WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month, Q2 Music honors the spirit of arguably the most iconic and paradigm-shifting composer of all time with four weeklong portraits of some of today's most distinct and inventive compositional voices. This week, indie-rock luminary Tyondai Braxton

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Project 440

Tyondai Braxton

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Platinum Rows is a large-scale work for orchestra with guitars, electronics and extended percussion. It blends different musical interests into one succinct mission statement. Reconciling my interest in modern music with an unhealthy, romanticized vision of 20th Century composition, I wanted to create a vacuum where they could coexist aesthetically and environmentally. Moreover, the goal was to blur the line where one ends and the other begins. The piece is an homage to the likes of Stravinsky and Bernstein just as much as it is to Autechre and Black Dice.

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