Trillium E is the first-ever studio recording of an Anthony Braxton opera, a deluxe 4-disc set of this surreal and witty installment in Braxton's ongoing Trillium cycle, and includes a booklet with libretto, photos, and critical essays.
Label: New Braxton House
Released in: USA
"Trillium E is the first-ever studio recording of an Anthony Braxton opera. The deluxe four-disc set documents this surreal and witty installment in Braxton's ongoing Trillium cycle, and includes a booklet with libretto, photos, and critical essays. Each of Trillium E's four acts features a different episode: a genie in a bottle, the invention of human cloning, interplanetary space travel, and the exploration of a jungle pyramid. The performers' credits range from major opera companies (New York City Opera, Florentine Opera, Lyric Opera of San Diego); top avant-garde performance groups (Philip Glass Ensemble, Wooster Group, Damstadt Institute); grassroots arts collectives (HERE Theater, Anti-Social Music); and collaborations with legendary jazz and improvised music figures.
Each of Trillium E's four acts features a different episode: a genie in a bottle, the invention of human cloning, interplanetary space travel, and the exploration of a jungle pyramid. The performers' credits range from major opera companies (New York City Opera, Florentine Opera, Lyric Opera of San Diego); top avant-garde performance groups (Philip Glass Ensemble, Wooster Group, Damstadt Institute); grassroots arts collectives (HERE Theater, Anti-Social Music); and collaborations with legendary jazz and improvised music figures. Each act is split into two tracks for the listener's convenience, but they are intended to be heard continuously, without interruption.
ABOUT THE TRI-CENTRIC ORCHESTRA:
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.
ABOUT ANTHONY BRAXTON
Composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton has been reinventing musical forms since his emergence from Chicago's Association for the Advancement of Creative Music in the 1960s. His 1968 recording "For Alto" essentially launched the history of unaccompanied recitals of solo instruments (other than piano) in creative music. His dozens of duo projects demonstrate the spectrum of his musical interests, with artists ranging from legendary jazz drummer Max Roach to British free-improv guru Derek Bailey to electronic music pioneer Richard Teitelbaum. Braxton's small ensembles of the '70s through the '90s are considered among the most innovative groups of their respective eras, featuring such collaborators as Leo Smith, Leroy Jenkins, Steve McCall, Chick Corea, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul, George Lewis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Marilyn Crispell, Mark Dresser, and Gerry Hemingway, among many others. His Creative Orchestra Music has brought together the varying streams of American jazz orchestras, marching bands, and experimental practices with the traditions of European concert music in a wholly individual compositional voice. His ever-evolving Ghost Trance Music of the past fifteen years has been described as "a utopian musical model for an ideal democracy," serving as the artistic incubator for some of the most exciting artists of the current generation, including Taylor Ho Bynum, James Fei, Mary Halvorson, Chris Jonas, Steve Lehman, Nicole Mitchell, and Jessica Pavone.
Braxton's five decades worth of recorded output is kaleidescopic, with a discography of over two hundred recordings. He has been the subject of numerous books, anthology chapters, scholarly studies and articles, in addition to his own extensive writings (Tri-Axium Writings 1-3 and his five-volume Composition Notes A-E). Braxton is also a tenured professor at Wesleyan University, which has one of the nation's leading programs for world and experimental music, and his many awards include a 1994 MacArthur Fellowship and a 2009 honorary doctorate from the University of Liege, Belgium."
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Label: New Braxton House
Catalog ID: NBH901
Squidco Product Code: 15271
Format: 4 CDs
Packaging: Box Set - 4 CDs in jewel trays and book.
Composed by Anthony Braxton, Synthesis Music. Produced by Taylor Ho Bynum for the Tri-Centric Foundation. Executive producers: Anthony Braxton and Nick Lloyd. Recorded March 18 Ð 22, 2010, at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY. Recording producer, engineer, mixing and mastering: Jon Rosenberg. Assistant producers: Amy Crawford and Kyoko KitamuraSystems Two staff and assistant engineers: Joe Marciano, Nancy Marciano and Max Ross
Taylor Ho Bynum-conductor
Olivia De Prato-violin
Jason Kao Hwang-violin
Dave Kadden-English horn
Katie Scheele-English horn
Mark Taylor-French horn
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1. Act I 49:15
2. Act II 43:13
3. Act III 48:33
4. Act IV 40:18