Hive mind: Ex-Battles looper Tyondai Braxton does the Guggenheim

Tyondai BraxtonTyondai Braxton is not one to let the grass grow under his feet. The former Battles loop guru / singer has worked with Philip Glass, performed his 2009 record Central Market with orchestras worldwide, and has written commission pieces for artists including Kronos Quartet and Bang on a Can All-Stars.

Now Braxton is taking over the Guggenheim. His new piece, Hive, which is part art installation / part music performance, will have its world premiere on March 21 in New York.

Hive will feature Braxton along with Ben Vida, Yuri YamashitaJared Soldiviero, and John Ostrowski performing in the Frank Lloyd Wright rotunda. The piece will debut new music and will involve the use of “massive, pod-like platforms” created by Danish architect Uffe Surland Van Tams. Tickets are for sale now at the Guggenheim box office.

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