Tyondai Braxton readies full-piece orchestra show in New York City

While his former bandmates in Battles are gearing up for a sophomore album (and world tour to boot), former frontman Tyondai Braxton is readying his own show for March 7th at Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The event, part of Lincoln Center’s Tully Scope Festival, will see Braxton perform select pieces from Dutch composer Louis Andriessen along with the live debut of his 2009 Warp release, Central Market. While Braxton made the record on his own, he has since rescored the piece with the full orchestral treatment, along with added sonics courtesy of six guitars, synths, and more.

In an interview with Vulture, Braxton, whose father is multi-instrulmental jazz musician Anthony Braxton, said he wasn’t accustomed to doing such a massive affair, adding, “If I had started thinking about the live aspect, that record would never have happened.” Backing up Braxton will be the 30-member Wordless Music Orchestra, another group known for blurring the edges between rock and orchestral music. For tickets to the show, head here.


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