For Immediate Release/Request for Listings:
The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band
CD Release Concert for "The Long Walk"
Sunday, June 30th, 6pm
What: The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band
When: Sunday, June 30, 6pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Info: 917.267.0368 / www.roulette.org/events/the-bill-horvitz-expanded-band/
Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents the 17-piece The Bill Horvitz Expanded Band performing music from the new CD, The Long Walk, a suite of pieces composed as a tribute to Bill's brother Philip Horvitz, who passed away of heart failure in 2005 at the age of 44. The music includes a wide range of styles drawing on jazz, funk, folk, and new music.
Omid Zoufonoun – conductor, Ben Kono – oboe/English horn, Mike McGinnis – clarinet/bass clarinet, Marty Ehrlich – alto saxophone/flute, Matt Bauder– tenor saxophone, Dave Sewelson – baritone saxophone, Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon, Vincent Chancey – French horn, Nate Wooley – trumpet, Riley Mulherkar – trumpet, Steve Swell – trombone
Marcus Rojas – tuba, Wayne Horvitz – piano, Jason Hwang – violin, Tomas Ulrich – cello
Ken Filiano – bass, Bobby Previte – drums, Bill Horvitz – guitar.
Bill Horvitz has been composing, performing, collaborating, and recording in a wide range of styles for nearly 40 years. He has composed works for solo guitar and ensembles ranging in size from duo to big band. His long and varied experience has resulted in an innovative and original compositional voice that has been described as "meditative, sizzling, earthy, funky, joyous, brooding, gorgeous, serene, and kinetically charged." Over the years, he has collaborated with a long list of composers and musicians both in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area and has composed music for theater, film, dance, spoken word, and art installation. In NYC he led and recorded with the Bill Horvitz Ensemble, an 11-member band featuring, among others, George Cartwright, Vincent Chancey, Bobby Previte, Jason Hwang, David Hofstra, Elliott Sharp, Myra Melford, and Herb Robertson, and played in a trio with Butch Morris and JA Deane. Horvitz played in the New Wave band The Public Servants and led the quartet Living With Apparaitions. In addition, he was a member of Butch Morris' conduction ensembles in the 1980s and 1990s, appearing on three of Morris' recordings. He also performed and recorded with John Zorn. In the Bay Area between 1993 and 2007 he led The Bill Horvitz Band with Steve Adams on sax/flute and Joseph Sabella or Harris Eisenstadt on drums. They recorded two CDs, Dust Devil and The Disappearance. Additionally, Horvitz has worked and recorded with Out By Five and Harris Eisenstadt's Ahimsa Orchestra.
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.