March 21, 2013

Composer and former Battles frontman Tyondai Braxton is excited to announce the world premiere of his new project, HIVE, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York on March 21st. Part installation / part band, HIVE is a multimedia project a long time in the making. The performance will feature Braxton playing never before heard material, with a new group of musicians, in the museum’s celebrated, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed rotunda.

Tyondai enlisted the help of Danish architect and carpenter Uffe Surland Van Tams to design and fabricate five massive, custom built pod-like platforms. Braxton will be joined by musician Ben Vida (Bird Show, Soft Circle, PAN Records) and three percussionists: Yuri Yamashita, Jared Soldiviero, and John Ostrowski – each player perched a top their own HIVE pod. Utilizing modular synthesis, sound design, and acoustic instruments, HIVE will introduce new elements to Tyondai’s work: a visual counterpart to his narrative-based music and the creation of environments. The project was commissioned by Works & Process and is being presented in association with Wordless Music. Tickets are currently available via the Guggenheim Box Office.


Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, NYC

1071 5th Avenue, NYC

Doors: 7:30pm / Show: 8:30pm