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Walker Art Center Presents World Premiere of Tyondai Braxton/Wordless Music Orchestra’s Central Market

“Tyondai has with great ambition and detail-loving hard work created music that is a mash-up of 20th-century music and has bravely taken an extra step: into the unknown.”– Björk

Tyondai Braxton Photo: Grace Villamil

Best known for his previous role in the tech-rock ensemble Battles, Tyondai Braxton is also a prolific composer and solo performer, summoning astounding sound from a head-spinning mix of live instrumentation, loops, and samples. For his latest recording, Central Market, he conjures sweeping symphonics, heady compositions, crashing guitars, and slyly playful sounds for a robust, wholly original music. Works by Caleb Burhaus, Louis Andriessen, and John Adams are also included on the program with the world premiere of Central Market on Friday, March 4, at 8 pm in the William and Nadine McGuire Theater. Joining Braxton is the 30-member Wordless Music Orchestra, a New York-based ensemble dedicated to creating new concert experiences that bridge the gap between classical and rock. Presented in association with Wordless Music.

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