Friday, October 26, 2012

Roulette Presents: ICElab Premieres Music of Tyshawn Sorey and Carlos Iturralde November 18, 8:00pm

Roulette Presents:
ICElab Premieres
Music of Tyshawn Sorey and Carlos Iturralde
November 18, 8:00pm

What: ICElab Premieres Music of Tyshawn Sorey and Carlos Iturralde
Where:Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
When: November 18, 8 pm
Cost/Info: $15/10 members/students/seniors, 917.267.0363

Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents an evening of ICElab premieres from composers Carlos Iturralde and Tyshawn Sorey, Sunday, November 18. ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), described by the New York Times as "one of the most accomplished and adventurous groups in new music," is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced. Artistic Director Claire Chase was a recent recipient of a MacArthur Grant. Chase's work with community outreach, new artist commissions, and interdisciplinary events were among the many accomplishments cited by the MacArthur Foundation.

Program: Karina Canellakis, conductor
Carlos Iturralde: Cupid's Deeds, for flute, oboe, clarinet, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, percussion, piano, and harp (2012)
Carlos Iturralde: Cupid's Deeds II WORLD PREMIERE
Tyshawn Sorey: ICElab Cycle, for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, tuba, guitar, violin, percussion, piano (2012) WORLD PREMIERE

Carlos Iturralde is one of the most promising young composers to emerge from Mexico's booming experimental music scene. His music explores richly colorful acoustic spectra with an often violent intensity. His two-part piece for ICElab incorporates elements of richly microtonal music belonging to the son jarocho tradition from Veracrúz, México. One of the primary aspects of the work is a unique tuning system that generates beating tones – the interference between two tones of slightly different frequencies.

Widely considered one of the most talented and influential experimental jazz musicians of his generation, Tyshawn Sorey is a composer whose innovative work defies all boundaries. His music embraces a basic paradox in contemporary experimental music, bridging a highly technical precision with the raw, virtuosic energy of improvisation so central to his work in avant-jazz collectives such as Fieldwork and the Steve Lehman Octet.
ICElab 2012 is made possible through lead support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, alongside generous funding from the Greenwall Foundation, the Creative Capital Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, the French American Cultural Exchange, the New Essential Works Program of the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, the Francis Goelet Charitable Trust, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Tyshawn Sorey's participation in ICElab is supported by the Greenwall Foundation.

About Roulette
Roulette – one of New York City's premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.

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