Friday, January 2, 2015

William Parker & the “Tone Motion Theatre” "yes I dream Of freedom” - Dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Saturday, January 17, 2015, 8pm

For Immediate Release/Listings Release:


Roulette Presents:

William Parker & the "Tone Motion Theatre"

"Flower in A Stained Glass Window"
Part five "yes I dream Of freedom"
Dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King
All music and words by William parker
Additional text by Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 8pm

New York Premiere Event

What: William Parker & the "Tone Motion Theatre"

When: Saturday, January 17, 2015 , 8pm

Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR

Cost:  $25 General Admission,  Members/Students/Seniors: $20, Series Members - $15 FREE for All Access Members

Info: / 917.267.0368

Brooklyn,  NY: Roulette is honored to present William Parker and the "Tone Motion Theatre" Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8pm. Featuring the New York premiere of  Yes I Dreamed of Freedom, a moving tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and the fifth part of Parker's  work Flower In a Stained Glass Window.

About the program:

Flower In a Stained Glass Window
Part Five:  Yes I Dreamed Of Freedom
This new work will have its New York Premiere performance on the eponymous holiday weekend and will be performed by the Transformational Music Ensemble, a new music chamber group lead by Keir Neuringer, the Spirit Catchers Ensemble, consisting of five improvising musicians composing on the spot: Daniel Carter, Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake, Cooper Moore and William Parker and, a vocal ensemble featuring Fay Victor, Kyoko Kitamura and Anais Maviel.

The Transformational Music Ensemble will interpret the written score composed by Parker, and will serve as both the back drop and catalyst to the improvisations being created by the Spirit Catchers Ensemble and words of the vocal ensemble. Dance choreographed by Patricia Nicholson.

The performance, a dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, takes the audience back to the April 4, 1968. A dying Doctor King's spirit leaves his body and as he transcends, he encounters a Lakota: Tašúŋke Witkó, who was rushing to the scene to bring him back to life through music, sound and movement. Instead of reminiscing of the past, they talk about how the revolution must come from within and that freedom cannot be handed out, it is already inside of us.

Featured Ensembles:

Transformational Music Ensemble
Keir Neuringer (alto sax, Musical Director)
Mike Watson (bass clarinet)
Ryan Frazier (trumpet)
Larry Toft (trombone)
Veronica Jurkiewicz (violin/viola)
Thomas Kraines (Cello)
Tara Middleton (violin)
Spirit Catchers Ensemble
Hamid Drake (drums)
Steve Swell (trombone)
Joe McPhee (trumpet, saxophones)
Daniel Carter (reeds, trumpet)
Cooper Moore (piano, banjo)
Fay Victor
Kyoko Kitamura
Anais Maviel

Patricia Nicholson
Dr. Martin Luther King
Larry Roland
Tašúŋke Witkó (Crazy Horse )
Nick Dermeris

*Plus special guests
Marlon Jordan  trumpet
Alan Glover "Juice"   tenor sax
Mazz Swift   violin

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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