Duke Performances presents a double bill of solo
performances by two rising stars of the independent music scene saxophonist
Colin Stetson and guitarist Tyondai Braxton on Friday, March 23, at 8 pm at
Motorco Music Hall in downtown Durham.
Guitarist and composer Tyondai Braxton's 2009 acclaimed
debut solo release Central Market, which builds off of the ideas Braxton has
explored over his 10-year career. In
spring of 2011, Central Market was featured in the Lincoln Center's Tullyscope
Festival. Before Central Market, Braxton gained notoriety for his work with the
band Battles on their 2007 album, Mirrored.
Bass saxophonist Colin Stetson has made a name for himself
as both a soloist and a sideman. His
2011 album, New History of Warfare Vol. 2: Judges, was shortlisted for the
Polaris Prize that year. Stetson is also a member of Arcade Fire and Bon Iver
and has played as a sideman with Tom Waits, LCD Soundsystem, TV on the Radio
This double bill offers both performers presenting
This concert is part of Duke PerformanceS' ongoing
initiative to set performances in Durham venues beyond Duke's campus, dP
Downtown. This season Duke Performances
sets six concerts at venues including the Pinhook, Casbah Durham, and
Motorco. An extension of work begun with
off campus listening session events, this initiative is aimed at bringing the
Duke and Durham communities together around the arts.
Tickets available by contacting the University Box Office by
phone at 684-4444 or in person in the top level of Duke's Bryan Center on West
Campus, Monday to Friday, 11 am to 6 pm.
Tickets also available online. Tickets will also be available at the door
starting at 7 pm.