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Anthony Braxton - GTM (Syntax) 2017 (2019) [New Braxton House; Flac/Mp3]


On January 25, 2019, New Braxton House Records will release GTM (Syntax) 2017, a twelve CD box set of Anthony Braxton’s complete Syntactical Ghost Trance Music (SGTM) - the subset of Braxton’s revolutionary Ghost Trance Music compositional system written especially for the human voice. The recording also introduces the Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble - a twelve member choir featuring some of the most exciting and accomplished singers in creative music.

The recording will be available both digitally and in a limited edition 300-copy pressing, a deluxe 12-CD box set with a 32-page booklet with extensive liner notes by Braxton and production notes by co-producer and ensemble member Kyoko Kitamura. This is the "origin recording", or the formal documentation, of Braxton's Syntactical Ghost Trance Music System, recorded for the first time in its entirety in a sonically pristine studio setting. Each disc features a complete composition. While SGTM is one of the rare systems in which Braxton neither conducts or performs, the recording was made under the composer’s careful guidance.

Calling it “the Rosetta Stone of my music systems”, Braxton describes Syntactical Ghost Trance Music as a “creative sonic experience” and “a structural networks of infinite paths and/or directions”. The composer has long been fascinated by the potential of the human voice, as evidenced by his massive ongoing Trillium opera cycle. However, SGTM eschews the narrative logics of the operas, instead offering intricate and rhythmically complex written lines with syllables, numbers and words, sometimes sounding like a string of activation codes, sometimes like an alternate language. The performers have an infinite number of real-time choices to make within each composition. From the pulse-driven first species to the graphically-enhanced accelerator class, SGTM and the Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble demonstrate new possibilities for vocal choir music where composition meets improvisation, ensemble members become conductors, and the line between sounds and singing blur to form a sonic tapestry of voices unlike any other.

All of the members of the ensemble have worked extensively with the composer in the past - from duo recordings and small ensembles to the recent recordings of Braxton’s operas Trillium E (Wallingford’s Polarity Gambit) and Trillium J (The Non-Unconfessionables) - so the performers are deeply fluent in Braxton’s unique performance practice and sound world. They also carry an extraordinary body of individual credits and associations, ranging from jazz and improvised music to opera and contemporary classical to popular music and singer-songwriting. The recording is dedicated to ensemble member Michael Douglas Jones, who sadly passed away in the time between this recording and the release.  

Genre: Free Jazz
Quality: MP3 CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks,log,cue)
Size: 1500 / 3000 Mb
Label: New Braxton House
Catalogue Number: NBH908 
Total Time: 11:15:27

1. Composition No. 192 54:21
2. Composition No. 219 51:48
3. Composition No. 220 55:50
4. Composition No. 221 58:39
5. Composition No. 239 57:54
6. Composition No. 254 57:23
7. Composition No. 255 54:38
8. Composition No. 256 58:44
9. Composition No. 265 57:28
10. Composition No. 339 56:44
11. Composition No. 340 57:39
12. Composition No. 341 54:13

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Tags: Anthony Braxton Jazz Free Jazz 2019
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