Anthony Braxton
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Composer Portraits

Miller's flagship series exposes audiences to the boundary-breaking music of today, with evening-length...

Composer Portraits

Anthony Braxton

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Single Tickets on Sale: Monday July 15, 12pm
$64-$168 Buy Series Tickets

The iconoclastic composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton is one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of our time. Drawing upon a range of influences, from John Coltrane to Karlheinz Stockhausen, his work examines core principles of improvisation and structural navigation, alongside innovation, spirituality, and intellectual investigation. Joining in a worldwide celebration of the polymath’s 75th birthday, the JACK Quartet and Either/Or perform a selection of his unparalleled body of works.



  • Composition No. 1 (1968)
  • Composition No. 17 (1971)
  • Composition No. 18 (1971)
  • Composition No. 40(O) (1975)
  • Composition No. 46 (1975)
  • Composition No. 101 (1981)
  • Composition No. 168 (1992) 
  • Composition No. 358 (2006) 

Additional Information

Major support for Composer Portraits is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo by Peter Gannushkin.