18897FW: [thewire] Anthony Braxton 60th Birthday Collection
- May 5, 2005Maybe a nice contribution would be concurrent concerts in multiple cities,
not necessarily of HIS
music. but reflecting his influence on a musician's thinking & performing ?
What thinkest thee ?
>On June 4th multi-instrumentalist/composer/writer/teacher Anthony
>Braxton will be turning 60. 2005 is his 39th year in Creative Musics and
>38 years have passed since his recording debut on (Muhal) Richard
>Abrams' "Levels And Degrees of Light". One outcome of Braxton's
>never-wavering dedication over these four decades is a qualitively
>astounding discography of nearly 250 albums.
>Braxton's birthday provides a great opportunity for us to show our
>appreciation - not only of his music but for him as an artist who held
>out through rough times (like the first half of the 80s or the period
>after his expensive opera project "Trillium R", 1996).
>Mr. Braxton has been quite generous about his fans' sharing of OOP
>records (for example the scandalously unavailable Arista albums!) and
>even encourages it. So if you partook in trading/downloading this
>material or live bootlegs or if you simply want to make a birthday
>present you can do this now through the "Anthony Braxton 60th Birthday
>The procedure: Click
>Both links lead to the following PayPal page
>and are provided for better usability.
>The "AB60thBC" utilizes a PayPal business account. Therefore donors
>don't need to be PayPal members and can send their contributions also
>with their credit cards. Only 1.5% PP transaction fees will be deducted
>from each donation - the rest will be taken over by us.
>*Mr. Braxton will get 98.5% of the total sum of the
>Once the campaign has ended (June 30th), the money will be sent to
>Braxton via check. Proof that he got it will be provided with scans of
>the transaction stub and/or a message from Mr. Braxton.
>Braxton himself doesn't know about this initiative yet.
>Please forward this mail (or only the link to the PP account page) to
>any person that might be interested in contributing to the campaign.
>Thanks in advance for any donation!
>Greg Blake - manager of the "AB 60th birthday" PP account
>Franz Fuchs - moderator of the Braxton mailing list
>- Anthony Braxton And The Tri-Centric Foundation
> (+ Braxton House label)
>- Jason Guthartz's Braxton discography
>- The Restructures link library with articles on & interviews
> with Braxton
>- Yahoo mailing list (founded in 1999)
>- Braxton audio lecture 1985 (nearly two hours!) at
> Other Minds/Internet Archive
>- Interview with Downbeat's John Corbett (1994)
>- Interview with Fred Jung (2001)
>- The monumental "Third Milleniall Interview"
> (60 000 words!) with Mike Heffley
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