Anthony Braxton's Sonic Genome Project
Roundhouse Community Centre,
Vancouver, BC
January 31, 2010
6:00 -8:00 pm

Lineage: Audience (wandering from room to room)>R-09HR(44.1/16bit WAV)>Cakewalk (normalize, fade)>TLH>FLAC (level 8)

Anthony Braxton - sopranino
Taylor Ho Bynum - cornet or flugelhorn (conducted no. 134)
Nicole Mitchell- flute
Andrew Raffo Dewar - tenor saxophone
James Fei - alto saxophone
Steve Lehman - alto saxophone
Sara Schoenbeck - bassoon
Jessica Pavone - violin/alto viola
Mary Halvorson - electric guitar
Reut Regev - trombone (led marching band)
Jay Rozen - tuba
Carl Testa - double bass
Aaron Siegel - drums/percussion/vibes

Also present Francois Houle - clainet, Paul Plimley - guitar, Coat Cooke- tenor sax, that trombone player from Vancouver and dozens of others I don't know.

One seamless performance of improvisations and numerous Braxton compositions in 3 rooms of which I recorded about 2 hours. Coughs courtesy of my partner who is not a big fan of Mr. Braxton's music though she likes him alot. (She's a librarian - it's a cardigan thing). I wandered about a bit and so did the musicians. The only performance of a conducted large ensemble piece I caught was that of Composition No. 134 directed by Taylor Ho Bynum with Mr. Braxton on sopranino. I enjoyed this performance immensely even if it seems a bit chaotic on the recording. Seeing two 4-7 piece ensembles playing off each other was a unique experience. I could have done with less of some of the vocalists however. I wish I could have seen more of it.

I've cut the recording into 2 digestible chunks suitable for 2 cds. You could stick it back together for one seamless listen if you want. Also included are some promo materials as jpegs.

1. Extended Piece # 1 (1:00:23)
2. Extended Piece # 2 (Composition No. 134 starts at 18:01) (55:28)

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Recorded and upped by robinbanks