For Immediate Release:
Winter Season 2013, January 8 - March 30
Feat: Meredith Monk, BRAHMA, William Parker, Han Bennink,
Pauline Oliveros, Tone Road Ramblers and more....
Brooklyn, NY: Roulette announces its exciting 2013 Winter season which kicks off January 8 with Barry Altschul's 70th Birthday Bash! This event will be the C.D release party for "3dom Factor" and see the reunion of the group BRAHMA who will play together for the first time in 30 years.
On January 10, Roulette will hold its annual benefit event honoring Francis Richard (ASCAP) featuring a special performance by multidisciplinary performance artist Meredith Monk whose impressive, award-winning body of works continues to thrill audiences and whose innovative style is symbolic of Roulettes continued mission to be the leading presenter of experimental performance in New York City.
Other Highlights included "The Whammies play Steve Lacy" featuring Han Bennink, January 20, two performances by William Parker in February, the continuation of Roulette's composer/choreographer series and the introduction of a new, exciting collaboration with SHOWPAPER, also a rare solo concert by recent MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase. Roulettes own resident overlord, Jim Staley, will also perform with Tone Road Ramblers. Roulette Kids will also return offering a full season of Saturday events including Steve Swell and Gallim Dance.
Winter Schedule of Events:
January 8, 2013, 8pm
The Barry Altschul 70th Birthday Bash and C.D. release party. + BRAHMA reunion
The first half of this concert will be the "3dom Factor" with Jon Irabagon- tenor sax and Joe Fonda-bass and the second will be a rare performance by "BRAHMA" with Ray Anderson -trombone, and Mark Helias-bass. BRAHMA have not performed together for 30 years!
January 10, 2013, 7pm
A Benefit for Roulette - Honoring Francis Richard, feat: Meredith Monk
The benefit will be to support Roulette's mission of providing artists with a premier venue to perform, affordable rehearsal space and high quality recording facilities. It will also serve to preserve Roulette as one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.
January 12, 2013 @ 1PM
ROULETTE KIDS - Steve Swell
January 14, 2013, 8pm
Lea Bertucci - Jerome Residency performance
Lea Bertucci is an interdisciplinary artist who works with Photography, Sound, Video and Installation. She received her BA in Photography from Bard College in 2007, the same year she was awarded a fellowship from the Tierney Foundation. The emphasis of her work lies in exciting the liminal areas of perception.
January 15, 2013, 8pm
Ear Heart Music Series- Claremont Trio
January 18, 2013, 8pm
Matana Roberts - Coin Coin pt. 3
Following her residency last Fall, Roberts has developed a number of conceptual ideas that are the building blocks of her in progress, blood narrative COIN COIN. For this performance she will be premiering a piece based off that exploratory work that will later be developed into a chapter of the series called DEBT.
January 20, 2013, 8pm
"The Whammies play Steve Lacy" w/ Han Bennink
This all-star combination features critically acclaimed improvisers from the Chicago, Boston and Amsterdam improvisation scenes, in particular 70-year old Dutch drum icon Han Bennink. The focus will be on legendary soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy's early compositions from the 1970's, a particularly fruitful period during his life in Paris. The line-up is Jorrit Dijkstra (Amsterdam/Boston), Pandelis Karayorgis (Boston), Jeb Bishop (Chicago), Nate McBride (Chicago), Mary Oliver (Amsterdam), and Han Bennink (Amsterdam).
January 24, 2013, 8pm
January 25, 2013, 8pm
Alvin Curran - Fake Book
Democratic, irreverent and traditionally experimental, Curran travels in a computerized covered wagon between the Golden Gate and the Tiber River, and makes music for every occasion with any sounding phenomena -- a volatile mix of lyricism and chaos, structure and indeterminacy, fog horns, fiddles and fiddle heads. He is dedicated to the restoration of dignity to the profession of making non-commercial music as part of a personal search for future social, political and spiritual forms.
January 27, 2013, 8pm
Joshua Shneider - Love Speaks Orchestra
The Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra is a 19 piece ensemble comprised of some of NYC's most illustrious and adventurous improvisers, interpreting the music and arrangements of Joshua Shneider. He has written for and performed with a wide variety of artists, including Art Blakey alumni pianists Donald Brown and James Williams, composer Bob Telson (The Gospel at Colonus, Calling You), vocalist Bobby Caldwell and Playwright Eve Ensler among others, and has been recognized by The National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer, ASCAP and New Music USA. Melodic, grooving, searching and harmonically inventive, the music draws inspiration from Jazz, R&B, Classical, Latin and American Pop elements.
January 31, 2013, 8pm
SHOWPAPER Shows Off
is a series of events at Roulette celebrating the newspaper's guest curators and participating artists' work, in newsprint as well as their explorations in the mediums of sound and video. Musical performances will be paired with projections and artist talks to help showcase the multiple dimensions of each of these works and their surrounding communities. This first event celebrates a series of SHOWPAPER that is curated by Jacob Ciocci and David Whitman (of Extreme Animals) and includes work by cover artists Spencer Longo, Kari Altmann, and Tabor Robak.
February 2, 2013, 8pm
Laura Andel - Jerome Residency
New York-based, Argentinean composer and conductor Laura Andel premieres new works for an eclectic instrumentation, featuring musicians of the Buenos Aires, and the New York music-scenes, creating a crossover not only of instruments, but also of geographies, and idiosyncrasies. Featuring Daniel Binelli (bandoneon), Elliott Sharp (guitars), Carl Maguire (Fender Rhodes), Andrew Drury (percussion).
February 5 - 8, 2013, 8pm
February 14 - 16, 2013, 8pm
Feb 14 - "Alphaville Suite"
Feb 15 - "Heart Sound Music With Organic Graphics"
Feb 16 - "Essential Orchestra" World premiere of new composition "Inscription"
February 16, 2013 @ 1PM
ROULETTE KIDS - Paul Pinto's Everyones Story
February 19, 2013, 8pm
Tristan Perich - The Density of Air
The Density of Air, Tristan Perich's new composition for pianist Vicky Chow, places the solo piano in a delicate sea of white noise. Forty loudspeakers will be wired to hand-built electronics and will blanket the stage, each producing barely audible durations of white noise, accumulating in drifting waves of sound.
February 20, 2013, 8pm
William Hooker Project - Heart of the Sun
William Hooker will present two groups, the first will be The Gift featuring Roy Campbell,trumpet,David Soldier,violin/guitar/mandolin,William Hooker,drums. The second will be Duology featuring Ted Daniel,trumpet and Michael Marcus,saxophone.
February 21, 2013, 8pm
February 22, 2013, 8pm
Gelsey Bell - Jerome commission
OUR DEFENSIVE MEASUREMENTS, a new collection of songs by Gelsey Bell.
Song can be a mechanism for tracing a home - creating space for oneself. Where do our defensive calculations place the pathways of the voice?
February 27, 2013, 8pm
Ear Heart Music Series- Aventa Ensemble
March 1, 2013, 8pm
Tone Road Ramblers
Tone Road Ramblers gave its first concert in April 1981 in New York City on the Roulette series. Since then the group has concertized over a large part of the USA including New York, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Urbana, and Austin. In addition, TRR was invited to present concerts at the International TRR has been recorded on two LP's and nine CD's and continues to rehearse at Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, each year for the purpose of exploring new ideas for improvisations and compositions.
March 5, 2013, 8pm
Claire Chase, the Brooklyn-based flutist and 2012 MacArthur Fellow, offers a rare solo recital spanning more than a half century of innovations in the repertoire for solo flute, from Berio's 1951 virtuoso masterpiece and Brecht's 1962 fluxus "flute solo" consisting of a single action, to her new recording of the ten tape tracks heard on Steve Reich's Vermont Counterpoint, to the premieres of three stunning new works she has commissioned recently by emerging composers Mario Diaz de Leon, Marcos Balter and Evan Johnson. In between selections, Chase offers seven different interpretations of Pauline Oliveros' 2008 game-piece "A Fluting Moment," creating a seamless 70-minute tour de force solo performance.
March 7, 2013, 8pm
Joel Harrison: Search
Harrison's most recent cd, Search, finds this restless composer working with ideas from classical composers into his jazz writing in a more overt way. This concert will include music from the cd as well as new works.
March 13, 2013, 8pm
Several performances including a chamber group including Lisa Karrer on voice,and Denman Maroney on keyboards presenting works based on surrealist literature. A groundbreaking trio with Stephanie Griffin viola, Lisa voice and Simons' Theremin in which all players are triggering percussion from their instruments. Also Gamelan Son of Lion, an 11 piece ensemble.
March 14, 2013, 8pm
SHOWPAPER Shows Off
is a series of events at Roulette celebrating the newspaper's guest curators and participating artists' work, in newsprint as well as their explorations in the mediums of sound and video. Musical performances will be paired with projections and artist talks to help showcase the multiple dimensions of each of these works and their surrounding communities.
March 16, 2013 @ 1PM
ROULETTE KIDS - Gallim Dance
Gallim Dance is a Brooklyn, NY-based contemporary dance company dedicated to creating and performing original work by Andrea Miller, nurturing the careers of young artists, and stimulating the imagination of a diverse international audience. Miller's work embodies fearless physicality, grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination.
March 17, 2013, 8pm
Sarah Cahill and Adam Tendler
Pianist Sarah Cahill pairs two post minimalist masterpieces: Imaginary Dances by William Duckworth (1943-2012) and selections from Rivers by Ann Southam (1937-2010), splitting the evening with Cahill is Adam Tendler who will present brand new solo piano and electroacoustic works by his composer friends from across the world, including a premiere of his own.
March 18, 2013, 8pm
Ear Heart Music Series- Ensemble Sospeso & Moto Perpetuo
"Garden of Earthly Delights"
March 21, 2013, 8pm
March 22, 23 & 24, 2013
March 25 & 26
Vital Vox Series
March 29, 2013
Kevin James has become a fixture in the New York new music scene both as a composer and a performer. His broad palette spans from free jazz and improvisational works, audience participation and multi-media to traditional forms and modal harmonies. Kevin is noted for his work with surround-sound, electro acoustic environments involving spoken word and live performers as in his opera-lingua, The Portraits Project. Kevin has collaborated with literary luminaries, rising stars & slam champions such as Charles Simic, A. Van Jordan, Eugene Gloria, Maurice Manning,& Regie Cabico.
March 30, 2013
Pauline Oliveros is the founder of "Deep Listening," which comes from her childhood fascination with sounds and from her works in concert music with composition, improvisation and electro-acoustics. Pauline Oliveros describes Deep Listening as a way of listening in every possible way to everything possible to hear no matter what you are doing. Such intense listening includes the sounds of daily life, of nature, of one's own thoughts as well as musical sounds.
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.