This amazing free show is happening during this year’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Anthony Braxton’s 12+1 Tet with over 50 musicians


12:00 pm until approximately 8:00 pm

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre (Festival Hall)

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

Free (no reservations required)


Ensembles will break apart and reform into new organisms like human cells or societies in this ambitious experiment by American musical visionary and saxophonist Anthony Braxton. For eight hours, more than 60 instrumentalists, including local high school students, will use Braxton’s compositions and improvisational languages to create a living sound world where the audience is free to listen and wander at will. This marks the project’s world premiere as a public performance.

via Anthony Braxton’s Sonic Genome Project – Event Listings : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.