Tyondai Braxton is an American composer and performer and ex-guitarist / singer of American experimental-rock super-group Battles, and as a prominently featured artist on record label Warp Records. He has been actively producing and performing music under his name as a solo artist, as well as collaboratively under various group titles and collectives, since 1998.
Raised in Connecticut, Braxton is the son of multi-instrumentalist and avant-garde composer Anthony Braxton. He later studied composition at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, Connecticut with Robert Carl and Ingram Marshall. His “orchestrated loops” involve real-time overlaying of guitar, voice and found objects, designed to simulate an ensemble.
“Central Market,” released on Warp Records is seen a new direction in Braxton’s orchestral style, while maintaining qualities of the loop compositional style he is known for. Braxton currently resides in New York City, New York, United States.
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