Tyondai Braxton + Dawn of Midi
UK Tour: 22nd – 26th March 2017
"One of the most acclaimed experimental musicians of the last decade"
- Washington Post on Tyondai Braxton
"Something totally unprecedented" Pitchfork 7.9 on Dawn of Midi
“The trio's dizzying cross-rhythms recall techno, but also much older kinds of trance-inducing rhythmic music….an unusual thrill, but an undeniably visceral one” Resident Advisor 4/5
A don’t miss double bill of America’s most inventive musicians. Composer, electronic musician and former Battles front man, Tyondai Braxton brings together electronic and modern orchestral elements in his thrilling new solo show. The first half sees a performance from equally original US act Dawn of Midi who supported Radiohead at Madison Square Gardens and Nils Frahm on his last UK tour.
The tour kicks off at KOKO, London with a very special 4 artist bill including Nosaj Thing and Daniel Lanois (solo) as part of Convergence 2017.
Drawing on music from his latest album HIVE1 (Nonesuch), recent Oranged Out EP along with new material, Braxton experiments with sound in a uniquely playful way to deliver "a sonically absorbing experience" (Q Magazine).
Since leaving experimental rock band Battles, Braxton has written for the likes of Kronos Quartet and the Bang on a Can All Stars, collaborated with Philip Glass at All Tomorrow's Parties and had his multimedia piece HIVE premiered at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC before performances worldwide. He has also performed his orchestral work Central Market with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and New York’s Wordless Music Orchestra.
Dawn of Midi is a Brooklyn based acoustic trio made up of Aakaash Israni from India on bass, Amino Belyamani from Morocco on piano and Qasim Naqvi from Pakistan on drums. Their highly acclaimed latest release Dysnomia (Erased Tapes) see the trio abandon improvisation in favour of composition, utilising sophisticated rhythmic structures from North and West African folk traditions to weave a sonic tapestry of trance-inducing grooves.
Dawn of Midi's sets are as energetic and rhythmic as a seamlessly mixed DJ-set, mesmerising fans at festivals such as Sonar in the same way the group's favourite experimental and electronic acts have for decades.
Tyondai Braxton – solo electronics and video
Dawn of Midi - Aakaash Israni (bass), Amino Belyamani (piano), Qasim Naqvi (drums)
Weds 22 Mar, 7pm doors LONDON, KOKO
part of 4 artist bill with Nosaj Thing, Daniel Lanois (solo / headliner) at Convergence 2017 Tickets: £15.95 early bird, £18.15 general release https://www.songkick.com/store/events/28769314
Thurs 23 Mar, 7.30pm doors LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
Tickets £13 adv / £15 otd / 0113 275 2411 / brudenellsocialclub.co.uk
Fri 24 Mar, 6.45pm doors BRIGHTON, The Haunt
Tickets £12 adv (£10 concession) / http://bit.ly/2eF7vHP
Sat 25 Mar, 7.30pm doors, READING, South Street Arts Centre
Tickets £17 (£15 members) / 0118 960 6060 / readingarts.com/south-street
Sun 26 Mar, 7.30pm doors, MANCHESTER,The Deaf Institute, presented by TROF Tickets £12.50 advance / thedeafinstitute.co.uk