Here’s a terrific full concert by Anthony Braxton‘s 12+1tet, filmed last Saturday, October 13, at the Venice Biennale Musica 2012. (Thanks to Steve Smith for the heads-up.)

The ensemble includes Braxton on alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones, and clarinet; Taylor Ho Bynum on cornet, flügelhorn, trumpet, bass trumpet, trombone, and shells; Ingrid Laubrock on alto and tenor saxophones; Andrew Raffo Dewar on soprano and tenor saxophones, and clarinet; James Fei on alto, soprano and sopranino saxophones; Sarah Schoenbeck on bassoon and shennai; Reut Regev on trombone; Mary Halvorson on electric guitar; Jessica Pavone on violin and viola; Erica Dicker on violin and baritone violin; Jay Rozen on tuba; Carl Testa on bass and bass clarinet; and Aaron Siegel on percussion and vibraphone. They’re performing Braxton’s “Composition 355,” from 2006.

Here’s a related interview with Braxton:

You can also read a very in-depth Kurt Gottschalk piece on Braxton and his recent work in the third issue of Burning Ambulance, available from (print or PDF).

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