Anthony Braxton


This four-night fest at the experimental music bastion’s new BK HQ is exactly the kind of program that both tickles insiders and entices outsiders. The composer-saxophonist is a sui generis titan of possibilities, whose imagination is never at a loss for idiosyncratic endeavors. Possibilities include: ensembles with dancers, an orchestra with three conductors, a sizable vocal choir, improvisers wielding iPods as well as instruments, and, to cap things off, a world premiere of his new opera (or at least portions of it), Trillium J. It’s ok to be befuddled, but prepare to be dazzled as well.

Wed., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.; Thu., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., 2011