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Anthony Braxton/Lauren Newton: Composition 192

According to Braxton, his is “an operational structure for two players and constructed environment in a continuous time domain.” It’s a part of his Ghost Trance Musics project. “The Ghost Trance Musics,” he says, “are a continuous state of music…that is a trans-temporal music that can be played in any tempo, and transidiomatic in terms of structural postulates. They’re an attempt to redefine line-forming strategies, so that each composition becomes like a melody that doesn’t start and doesn’t end.

“There is no development in this music and it has nothing to do with tonality. This is a fresh formal state that has come about because of my love for global musics and my attempt to bring together some of the qualities of global music in my trance music.”

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