Tyondai Braxton has been actively involved in music composition and performance since the mid 90's.
His music consists most prominently of "orchestrated loops," a real-time overlaying of guitar, voice and found objects designed to simulate an ensemble. As the former guitarist, keyboardist and singer of Battles, he received world-wide acclaim for the group's debut album Mirrored, which, amongst other honors and awards the album received, was hailed by Time Magazine as one of the ten best records of the year. With over 2.5 million views on YouTube of the band’s single Atlas, the 10 month tour for the record brought the band to such venues as The Cartier Foundation Museum in Paris, The Fuji Rock Festival in Northern Japan, and the Sydney Opera House in Australia for Brian Eno’s Luminous Festival.
Most recently completing "Central Market" a record for large orchestra and orchestra on Warp Records. Central Market was adapted for ballet by Baryshnikov Art Center-resident choreographer John Heginbotham, and premiers at Lincoln Center, Library of Congress, in addition to The Walker Arts Museum, and, in the U.K, Steve Reich's Reverberation Festival, Barbican, in 2011. He's received commissions ranging from multimedia art/music installations (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council) to scoring composition for world renowned ensembles (Kronos Quartet, Bang On A Can) and contemporary dance troupes (Merce Cunningham protégé Alan Good). Braxton currently lives in NY.
In July, 2014 CopyCat Music Licensing began administering the rights to Tyondai's songs. If you are interested in licensing the rights to his music, please contact us.