Anthony Braxton’s Gambit in DE SINGEL

On Sunday, June 5th, DE SINGEL in Antwerp is hosting a unique program: Anthony Braxton’s Gambit – 50+ Years of Creative Music – a celebration of composer and instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, who will turn 77 on June 4th. Guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe will take part in this great event with two performances.

The evening will start with a fantastic Creative Orchestra from the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (directed by Kobe Van Cauwenberghe), playing pieces from Braxton’s legendary album “Creative Orchestra Music 1976”.

This is followed by a set of Van Cauwenberghe’s Ghost Trance Septet, featuring Elisa Medinilla, Anna Jalving, Frederik Sakham, Steven Delannoye, Niels Van Heertum, João Lobo. They will perform Composition No. 255 from the Ghost Trance Music series.

The evening will end with a performance of the Maestro himself! Anthony Braxton will present his Saxophone Quartet (also featuring James Fei, Ingrid Laubrock and Chris Jonas) performing a new creation: Lorraine Music.

In addition to the concerts, there will be two lectures by Timo Hoyer (author of the book Anthony Braxton – Creative Music – Wolke Verlag) and James Fei (Tri-Centric Foundation), as well as a small exposition that curated by Kobe, giving an overview of the many different graphic scores of Braxton’s very extensive oeuvre. This expo is located at the entrance hall of DE SINGEL, running continuously until mid-June and its entrance is free.