Tyondai Braxton
Tyondai Braxton is an American composer and electronic musician. He has been writing and performing music under his own name and collaboratively under various group titles since the mid 90’s. He studied music composition at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut with Robert Carl, Ingram Marshall and Ken Steen. His music incorporates electronic and modern orchestral elements, ranging from solo pieces to music for large orchestra and electronics. Tyondai is also the former front man of experimental rock band Battles.

Braxton has been commissioned to write pieces for ensembles such as The Bang on a Can All Stars, Kronos Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, and Alarm Will Sound. His critically acclaimed work, Central Market, has been performed by world renowned orchestras such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, The Wordless Music Orchestra, and BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with legendary composer Philip Glass - performing as a duo for the festival series All Tomorrow’s Parties, as well as remixing Glass’ work for the REWORK remix album produced by Beck.

In 2013, Braxton premiered HIVE - a newly commissioned multimedia project - at The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, and followed that with performances of the project around the world. A selection of the music was released in album form, his first solo recording in 6 years, as 'HIVE1' by Nonesuch records in May 2015. In June 2016 he independently released the Oranged Out EP, a solo electronic recording, with all proceeds donated towards the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.