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Sun, May 19



* Breath and Specter- Braxton's Ghost Trance Music

An all-star cast of Philadelphia musicians attempts to rise into the heavens as the earth swallows itself and is made anew. We know only that we start and that we end. Nothing more.

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* Breath  and Specter- Braxton's Ghost Trance Music
* Breath  and Specter- Braxton's Ghost Trance Music

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Philadelphia, 4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

About the event

There is no telling what is going to happen, what plans might be hatched, traps sprung, dramas unfolded. I wish to feel as though we are all carried away into a world with no end, where a note is an eternity, where we go through countless eternities, where we rise to the heavens as the earth swallows and remakes itself.

Anthony Braxton, titan of creative music, NEA jazz master, and aficionado of mess and metaphysical vibrational dynamics, is the spark for this particular fire.

In the 90's he wrote his Ghost Trance Music system, as a way to generate roads through which one can visit all his different musical worlds from operas to pure rhythmic interplay. Its democratic structure allows for any player to play any piece within the framework that he sets out, musicians can form groups of their own will, defect, overtly signal to each other.

suggested donation of $10 to $20, and more is always appreciated.

(tentative start time, this event is a merely save the date style reminder, and will be updated periodically with more information)

Breath and Specter (with more players to be announced)

Aaron Pond- Horn, Voice, Flutes, Electric Mbira 

Sonali Singh- Bassoon 

Pete Dennis- Contrabass, Flute 

Carlos Santiago- Violin 

Gabe Preston- Many Reeds and Flutes 

Dylan McDonnell- Flute 

Dan Blacksberg- Trombone 

Syl Winch- Trombone 

Jack Braunstein- Clarinet 

Katherine Brady- Voice 

Karen Smith- drums and percussion

Will Fredendall- Flute

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