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Thunder Music

New work by Anthony Braxton

Mon 07 August 2023, 19.30

Lichtenbergschule (Sporthalle)

Anthony Braxton: Thunder Music (2023, WP)

Anthony Braxton (Saxophone, Electronics, Composition)
James Fei (Saxophone)
Katherine Young (Bassoon)
William Forman (Trumpet)
Roland Dahinden (Trombone)
Reut Regev (Trombone)
Andreas Borregaard (Accordion)
Anne Rhodes (Voice)
Lisa Willems (Voice – HYOID voices)
Fabienne Seveillac (Voice – HYOID voices)
Juliet Fraser (Voice)
Andreas Halling (Voice – HYOID voices)
Nick Hallett (Voice)
Štěpán Janoušek (Voice)
Carl Testa (Double bass & Electronics)
George Cremaschi (Double bass)

Thunder sounds recorded by and licensed from Frank Bry (The Recordist). Other thunder sounds by Jason Romney licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Some animal sounds in the public domain from the National Park Service. Other animal sounds recorded by and licensed from Daan Hendriks.

After the pre-opening concert with the PMP Orchestra from Prague, the next highlight in our Braxton project series follows two days later: the world premiere of Thunder Music with an ensemble assembled especially for this concert with 16 internationally acclaimed musicians under the direction of Anthony Braxton himself, a creative combination of artists from the U.S. and Europe, instrumentalists and vocalists, who are well acquainted with Braxton’s language and improvisational practice, but at the same time have to be ready at any second to react to new musical situations of their fellow players. Each ensemble member is given a stand-alone app that includes thunder sounds and super collider manipulations that are integrated into the musical environment in real time on stage. A fascinating journey into an unknown musical world beyond known boundaries.

With the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation