New York, NY - Selected by Deerhoof
The son of award-winning avant-garde musician Anthony Braxton and a graduate of the Hartt School conservatory, one might not have expected Tyondai Braxton to be part of one of the most successful indie rock groups of the mid-2000s. However, that’s just what he was as a member of Battles during their early career apex.
Following the release of that group’s critical smash Mirrored (2007), Braxton unleashed his debut solo album Central Market (2009). The ostentatious collaboration with Wordless Music Orchestra is a balanced collection of chamber music that keeps chaotic frontiers of urgency in check with doses of acoustic serenity.
It was around this time that Braxton left Battles and saw Central Market take him into a new realm of composition and performance. The work was performed with Wordless Music Orchestra at Lincoln Centre and the Library of Congress in the U.S., then selected by Steve Reich to make its U.K. premiere at the Reverberation Festival at the Barbican Centre.
From there, Braxton would go on to perform and collaborate with such figures as Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet and Bang on a Can All-Stars as well as Carnegie Hall and the Guggenheim in New York. It was at the Guggenheim that Braxton debuted HIVE, a multi-disciplinary installation and performance for electronics and percussion. Selections from this were recorded for his sophomore album HIVE1 (2015) and the companion EP Oranged Out (2016).
Recent performances as an electronic solo act have seen HIVE take even newer formations. Working with a basis of generative electronic structures created for HIVE, Braxton now improvises new facets into the living, breathing work. Catch him live at this year’s Sled Island—there will literally never be another performance quite like it.
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- 40 Watt Sun
- Ada Lea Alder & Ash Alimony The Allovers Also Also Also Ancient Pig The Avulsions
- B*les & The Suede B.A. Johnston Bad Buddy Basic Instinct Bat Fangs BB BB Mars BBQT Bebe Buckskin Best Fern Billy Moon BIRDO Black Thunder Blessed Blue Odeur Blue Youth The Body Body Lens Bodywash Bog Bodies Borscht botfly Boyhood Bridal Party Building Confidence Through Play Burnt Shrines
- Calisthenics Camille Delean Carbolizer Carissa Gem Cartel Madras Cascades Caves Chained by Mind Cherry Glazerr Cherubs Chief n' Council Chieftain Chiffres Chron Goblin Chunder Buffet Chuurch Cold Water Conversations with Bears Counterfeit Jeans CRABSTYLE Crims & Flow Crom/Dam CROTCH Cryptorips Crystal Eyes Culled
- Dada Centauri Dadweed Dark Time Dead Soft Deerhoof Deliluh Dillon Nathaniel Dirty Projectors Discovery Zone DJ Dine & Dash DRI HIEV Ducks Unlimited Dumb
- Eamon McGrath Devastation Trio empath Eucademix The Ex-Boyfriends Expanda Fuzz Eyeballs
- Faith Healer Family Injera Feed Dogs Feel Alright The Flaming Lips Fountain Friesen/Waters Duo future star Fuzzy P
- The Garrys Ghost Woman Glaux Glum Gone Cosmic Goosebump Griefwalker Grouper Guerilla Toss
- HAIRNET Hales Nwad Harrison Brome Heavydive Hermitess HomeSick Hood Joplin Horse Girl Hot Garbage housepanther Hugh Man HUNDRED% (Yung Nino + DJ C-Sik)
- J Blissette Jack Sinclaire Janitor Scum JayWood Jean Daddy jo passed Jock Tears John Maus Jonathan Kawchuk josh pan Julius Sumner Miller Jung People - Ambient Set Justin Wright
- K-Riz Kandekt Kari Faux
- Lab Coast Lambsbreath Le Plaisir Leather Jacuzzi Lido Pimienta Life In Vacuum Lingua Ignota Live CJSW Sessions Lié Lost Creatures Louis Cza Lucid 44 LYRIQUE & The Honor Roll
- Mad Ones Mademoiselle Magic & Johnson Mahogany Frog Man Meat The Mandates Mark Adam Marlaena Moore Mary Timony Plays Helium Matthew Cardinal Melted Mirror Michael Rault Miesha & The Spanks Mob Bounce Moths & Locusts Mount Eerie Mount Kimbie myst milano.
- Natural Selection DJs Necking No Warning NOVEMBER
- OAKK ohmwar OpenEnd Ora Cogan Oren Ambarchi & Will Guthrie Oseko Overland Owen Pallett with Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
- Paradise Passive Paul Jacobs Peach Kelli Pop Peach Pyramid Petra Glynt Pin-Bar Guest DJs The Plodes Polly Dactic POSTNAMERS Prissy Whip Psychic Pollution Pyramid//Indigo
- The Radiation Flowers Real Sickies Redress respectfulchild respectfulchild & An Ant And An Atom Russell Louder
- Samantha Savage Smith SBDC Scattered Clouds Screaming Targets Selci Shabazz Palaces Sharing Shearing Pinx The Shiverettes Sightlines Silkq Sister Ray SLATES Slow Slow Tide Slut Prophet smoke eaters Smokey & the Feeelings Snotty Nose Rez Kids soft cure Solid Freex Speed Strips Strangerfamiliar Subjectivity Sunglaciers Supermoon Swim Swim Team Symfan Synkro
- TBA TechOne Territories Text Chunk THICK Thundercat Too Attached Touching God Trash Hawks Trigger Warming Truster Tyondai Braxton
- Ufomammut Uncanny Valley
- Valiska Vanta Vase VICTIME
- Wand Wayst WHAT A TIME White Hills WHOOP-Szo Will Clarke Will Clarke B2B Dillon Nathaniel Wine Lips Wire Spine Wish Lash WLMRT Woodhawk WORLD BRAIN Wye Oak
- Year of Glad YEP