Profile of the performer Tyondai Braxton: Son of Anthony Braxton, Connecticut native Tyondai Braxton has, for the past 9 years, been actively performing and composing, developing his own artistic vision inside a multitude of contexts from his roots in the Middletown, CT new music scene. His solo music consists of building "orchestratedloops" with voice, guitar and found objects in real time and manipulating them with guitar pedals, in essence creating a self-contained ensemble. Current groups/ recent projects include Battles with Ian Williams (Don Caballero/Storm and Stress), Jon Stanier (Helmet/Tomahawk) and Dave Konopka (Lynx), the 2 guitar/drums art rock trio Antenna Terra, "Excavating Kaw" (a composition for 6 4-tracks), as well as the multimedia project "N.E.A.R" (for 10-piece band, 2 choirs, strings, 3 movie projectors and theatrics). Braxton has received commissions from Yale University for a multimedia music/live-painting showcase as well as from Alan Good's internationally known Goodances troop writing music to accompany his dance troop at St. Marks Theater in NYC. He has shared the stage with the likes of Thurston Moore, Jim O'Rourke, Tony Conrad, DJ Trio (Christian Marclay, DJ Olive, Toshio Kajiwara) TV On The Radio, Black Dice, Oval etc. He has performed with numerous musicians/composers, including with Alan Sparhawk from Low, Composer Elliot Sharp as well as in Glenn Branca's "Hallucination City" at the World Trade Center. Braxton currently resides in NYC.