Do, 31/10/2019, 19:00 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Improvisation / Komponierte Musik / Konzert

Anthony Braxton’s Sonic Genome

Composer, reedist, and educator Anthony Braxton is a towering figure of creative music, a man who has combined his voracious curiosity for all disciplines in sound with a deep investment in community. A founding member of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, he has spent his career realizing wildly ambitious projects, which rely on the cooperation and input of his vast coterie of colleagues and disciples, but few endeavours are more ambitious than his “Sonic Genome”, a rigorously immersive durational performance. In its third-ever iteration here in Berlin, the transatlantic cooperation will feature 14 US-American musicians from Braxton’s closest circle, 39 musicians from Berlin’s diverse scene (including members of the Echtzeitmusik scene, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Trickster Orchestra and KIM Collective) and six members of the Australian Art Orchestra that will be prepared in a three-day workshop. A dozen small groups, directed by members of Braxton’s circle, freely navigate a passel of his compositions (up to 450) and improvisational language known as “Ghost Trance Music”, shifting between works and reacting to or ignoring the output of nearby groupings, over a six-hour period. Members of subgroups fracture and reform like recombinant organisms, congregate as small cells or as a big ensemble, moving around the huge space of the Gropius Bau, perpetually forming new communities, while listeners make their own choices, traversing the space to hear new or blended configurations.

  • Anthony Braxton

Zur Eröffnung des Jazzfest Berlin 2019 verwandelt Anthony Braxton gemeinsam mit 60 Musiker*innen aus Australien, Deutschland und den USA den Gropius Bau für sechs Stunden in einen musikalischen Erfahrungskosmos.

  • Martin-Gropius-Bau
  • Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Berlin
  • Barrierefreiheit: Sehbehinderung und Blindheit / motorische Einschränkungen