Braxton75 Living Archive Campaign
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The Tri-Centric Foundation is a not-for-profit organization which supports the work and legacy of living composer Anthony Braxton and the surrounding community of musicians. Tri-Centric has produced many performances by Anthony including two operas, runs the record label New Braxton House, provides scores and offers performance practice guidance to musicians, ensembles and educators around the world.

Equally important is our role as the keeper of Anthony Braxton's massive and growing archive which includes over 10,000 to 20,000 pieces of print material in the form of over 400 scores and parts, various writings, cassettes, videos, and ephemera. In recognition of our efforts, we received the support of the GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program in 2018 and CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant this year to digitize the audiovisual component of our archive.

But that only covers a fraction of the costs necessary to preserve and organize the archive.

In 2020, as part of Braxton75 and our efforts to make the Braxton archive more accessible, we plan to revise and re-publish the Tri-Axium Writings. We would like to release the writings in two formats, print and digital, and offer the download version as pay-what-you-want so that every friendly experiencer in the world can read it.

To do that, we need your help.

Your contribution will support the publication of Tri-Axium Writings but won't end there. It will be used toward preserving one of the most important archives of a living American composer. You will be helping current and future generations by providing affordable access to Anthony Braxton's philosophical writings. You will be supporting the future of creative music. Please donate today to the Braxton75 Living Archive Campaign!

"I believe the reality of commentary about creativity should give insight on more than just the surface specifics of the music but also its conceptual and philosophical implications - and this is what I have attempted in this series of writings. There are so many aspects of creative music that have been ignored in the last three hundred years that something must be done to review our present reality and vibrational position with composite information and composite information dynamics... I offer this book - and this series of books - as an attempt to begin re-examining the composite reality of creative music. " -   Anthony Braxton, from the introduction to Tri-Axium Writings 

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$333 USD + shipping
Advanced copy: Anthony Braxton & Eugene Chadbourne
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In early spring 2020, you will receive the advanced copy of the deluxe limited-edition 8-CD box set from New Braxton House Records, currently in production, music by Anthony Braxton and Eugene Chadbourne. This special fundraiser edition comes with a 5"x7" card autographed by Anthony Braxton himself. The box set will contain liner notes written by Eugene Chadbourne. We will also send you the Bandcamp code for the album. Artist photos by Reuben Radding. (Fair market value for the box set only: $100)
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$25 USD
Shout out!
You will receive a shout out on our website!
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$30 USD + shipping
One album
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You will receive a shout out on our site and one album, either "Solo (Victoriaville) 2017 or Echo Echo Mirror House "Septet (Victoriaville) 2017", both from Victo, as a thank you for helping preserve the Braxton archive. You will be able to select your desired album at check out.
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$500 USD + free shipping
Autographed album: Trillium J
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You will receive a deluxe box set of the opera "Trillium J" (4CD + Blu-ray disc + booklet with libretto and notes) autographed by Anthony Braxton himself.
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$600 USD + free shipping
Autographed Album: GTM (Syntax) 2017
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You will receive the deluxe sold-out 12-CD box set of "GTM (Syntax) 2017" autographed by Anthony Braxton himself. With 32-page booklet containing liner notes and production notes by Anthony Braxton and co-producer Kyoko Kitamura.
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$900 USD + free shipping
Autographed Album: "Sextet (Parker) 1993"
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You will receive the deluxe sold-out box set of "Sextet (Parker) 1993" autographed by Anthony Braxton himself. With 28-page booklet containing liner notes by Stuart Broomer.
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$99 USD + shipping
Three Disks
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A set of three disks: "3 Compositions (EEMHM) 2011" Blu-ray version; "Creative Orchestra (Köln) 1978"; sampler album, selections from "9 Compositions (Iridium) 2006". Plus a shout out on our site!
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$333 USD + shipping
Mystery box set (early delivery/advanced copy)
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In early spring 2020, you will receive the advanced copy of the limited-edition 8-CD box set from New Braxton House Records which Anthony Braxton and Tri-Centric are currently producing and on which Anthony performs (estimated retail price $100). Plus a shout out on our site! Photo by Reuben Radding.
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