20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
8:30 PM Admission $15 Students $10 MEMBERS FREE
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10/6: GORDON BEEFERMAN & JEFF ARNAL
10/7: KENTA NAGAI
10/8: RICARDO ARIAS & ALESSANDRO BOSETTI (Vice Versa)
10/9: ALESSANDRO BOSETTI; NATE WOOLET
10/10: EVAN PARKER & NED ROTHERNBERG DUO
10/11: ALAIN KIRILI, JOE MCPHEE & CLIFTON HYDE
10/13: JANUS (Amanda Baker, Beth Meyers & guest harpist)
10/14: ZANANA (Monique Buzzarté & Kristin Norderval)
10/15: ODD APPETITE (Ha-Yang Kim & Nathan Davis)
10/16: MATT BAUDER
10/19: DAN JOSEPH & LOREN DEMPSTER
10/20: MIYA MASAOKA
10/21: AMY KNOLES with Michael Sakamoto
10/22: ROSS FELLER
10/26: JULIA HEYWARD
10/27: JULIA HEYWARD
10/28: YAEL ACHER
Friday, October 6th
*Gordon Beeferman & Jeff Arnal*
Arnal (percussion) & Beeferman (piano) synthesize avant-garde jazz/improv & 20th-century contemporary classical traditions into an “energized ritual of free expressionâ€¦music with muscle and appeal” (Cadence Magazine.) Since forming their duo in 2000, they have become an integral part of the creative music scene in NY & beyond. All Music Guide has praised their “near-perfect synchronicity…these two have talent to burn.”
Saturday, October 7th
Composer Kenta Nagai presents Long Long Long, a new work for ensemble. Featuring an eclectic assortment of Asian instruments from Korea and Japan, Long Long Long draws on the heritage of these unique musical instruments and their uncommon sonorities. Equal parts Court Music, shamanistic ritual and 21st century New York, Long Long Long travels back through centuries to the pre-history of Japan and Korea, a time when national identity and lineage were nascent concepts. With Sang Won Park (Ajaeng), Jerry Lim (Kayagum), Kenta Nagai (Shamisen) and Tatsuya Nakatani (Percussion.)
Sunday, October 8th
*Ricardo Arias & Alessandro Bosetti*
After convening over black coffee a year ago, Bosetti (amplified soprano sax) and Arias (bass balloon kit, etc.) finally debut their duo, which draws on their inverse, yet similar attitudes toward sound-making: treating traditional instruments as objects and vice versa. Their music reflects their shared interest in and practice of electroacoustic music and improvisation.
Monday, October 9th
solo (voice + laptop)
“Idiosyncratic & radical” (The Wire,) composer/sound artist Bosetti works with the musicality of spoken words, unusual aspects of spoken communication & text-sound composition. He moves along the line between sound anthropology & composition, often including relation, translation & misunderstanding in the creative process. Check out: www.melgun.net.
Redefining his instrument’s role, Wooley has used the solo idiom to push the trumpet inside out, concentrating on frequency, density, silence & velocity. Touching Extremes called his work “exquisitely hostile.” His playing references desiccated breathing, tape & electronic composition and harsh noise, while maintaining a rigorous sense of composition. He has worked with such diverse artists as Paul Lytton, Anthony Braxton, Wolf Eyes & Tony Malaby.
Tuesday, October 10th
*Evan Parker & Ned Rothenberg Duo*
Parker’s (soprano & tenor sax) playing is distinguished by his creative use of circular breathing & false fingering. Parker can generate furious bursts, screeches, bleats, honks & spiraling lines & phrases and his solo sax work isn’t for the squeamish. Rothenberg (alto sax & bass clarinet) creates a remarkable variety of new timbres through unique playing techniques allowing for extremely long melodic patterns, multiphonic chords, precise overtone control, elaborate rhythmic tonguing attacks, control of overlapping beat frequencies, combinations of the previous & much, much moreâ€¦
Wednesday, October 11th
*Alain Kirili, Joe McPhee & Clifton Hyde*
New Forms & Sounds
A communion of painted and forged iron, steel, brass, wood and ideas presented in a program inspired by the seminal (forms & sounds.) New Forms & Sounds brings together Joe McPhee (alto sax/pocket trumpet) and Clifton Hyde (steel guitar/guitar/mandolin) in celebration and interaction with Alain Kirili’s 2006 sculpture, In Extremis.
Friday, October 13th
Amanda Baker (flute,) Bridget Kibbey (harp) & Beth Meyers (viola)
Named after the Greek god whose double-faced image looks to the past & the future, JANUS presents a breaking-out concert of electronic & acoustic music, featuring the US premiere of a new work by Linda Buckley, a pairing of intense works by Kaija Saariaho & a mellow minimalist piece by Alarm Will Sound’s Caleb Burhans.
Saturday, October 14th
Monique Buzzarté & Kristin Norderval
Transforming sounds and spaces, Zanana is an electro-acoustic chamber music duo featuring Monique Buzzarté, trombone, and Kristin Norderval, voice, performing improvised music blending acoustic sounds, electronics, and live processing. The duo takes its name from a variant spelling of “zenana,” the portion of a house in southwestern Asian countries dedicated to women.
Sunday, October 15th
Nathan Davis & Ha-Yang Kim
Based in New York City, Odd Appetite is the duo of performers/composers Ha-Yang Kim (cello) and Nathan Davis (percussion). Odd Appetite makes music that is inspired by their experience with Balinese and Karnatic music and infused with a fascination for acoustic phenomena. Giant gongs, microtonal bells, drums, pipes, and hammered dulcimer are heard alongside a de-tuned and amplified cello, processed with stomp boxes – all played with virtuosity, passion, and spirit.
Monday, October 16th
with Matana Roberts (sax,) Loren Dempster (cello) & Reuben Radding (bass)
Multi-reedist/composer Matt Bauder has been called “â€¦the ideal collaboration between Morton Feldman and Jimmy Giuffre, the intersection of the long form composition and jazz’s improvisational technique” (Dusted.) Tonight, he presents Paper Gardens, an extended work in which roles of the strings and reeds are swapped freely from foreground to background, creating mysterious textures that can as easily turn on a dime as they can morph subconsciously into the unexpected.
Thursday, October 19th
*Dan Joseph & Loren Dempster*
The New York-based duo of Loren Dempster (cello) and Dan Joseph (hammer dulcimer) perform collaborative compositions and improvisations that incorporate a mix of world music traditions, contemporary avant-garde techniques, and pulse minimalism. Active on the east coast since 2002, their music also contains a strong west coast sensibility. They have performed to enthusiastic audiences at Merkin Concert Hall, Deep Listening Space, Galapagos, Issue Project Room and others.
Friday, October 20th
Masaoka will perform on koto, computer & Laser Koto and will premier Pieces for Plants #8, with several plants on stage, whose physiological response is made audible through medical electrodes and computer. She also will premier Detritus, an interactive piece for rocks, gravel, sand, koto & video. Masaoka is a classically trained musician, composer & sound/installation artist. Her work has been performed at events and venues including the Venice Biennale, Merkin Hall, Miller Theater & IRCAM. Check out: www.miyamasaoka.com
Saturday, October 21st
*Amy Knoles with Michael Sakamoto*
Amy Knoles & Michael Sakamoto perform interdisciplinary works that combine Knoles’s unique talents as a new media performer/composer with Sakamoto’s skills in butoh dance, theater and media art in an exploration of sacred and profane music and dance through the ages. South Asian chant, European gypsy rhythms, hip-hop and much more all are turned on their proverbial heads in a performance environment combining high-tech soundscapes and primal expressionism, wherein everything and nothing is sacred.
Sunday, October 22nd
Composer/Saxophonist Feller presents a program of new & recent solo & chamber works with trumpeter Peter Evans, trombonist Steven Parker, bassist Tom Blancarte and percussionist Patrick Barter. Called “entirely non-derivative” (Gerhard Stabler,) Feller’s music features raw, ecstatic layers of material that seethe with refined, virtuosic gestures, the movements for which often are explicitly choreographed.
Thursday, October 26th
Friday, October 27th
with Greg Smith, Mike Barron & Collier Hyams
Nothing Random Access Memory
Heyward is a multimedia artist working with video, film, monologues & a cappella singing. Tonight she shows an in-progress interactive work dealing with trauma and memory — from local & global perspectives. Heyward’s awards include a Bessie, a Guggenheim and several NEA grants. Her video work has been featured at the Tokyo International Video Biennial, the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Film-X Film Festival. A year before MTV, she premiered her own long-form music video.
Saturday, October 28th
Yael Acher (Flute & Electronics) with Gilberto Andrés MartÃnez Ojeda (Live Electronics Processing), Benjamin Chadabe (Drums and Percussion) & Kurt Ralske (Live Video Art)
Celebrating the release of her solo CD, La Belle Ombre (The Beautiful Shadow), Acher, flutist & composer, has invited three unique artists to compose together an associative world evoking the urban spirit. The show will consist of diverse multimedia expressions & impressions, based on contemporary improvisation & created out of the interaction among the performers.
Halloween is at the door & the audience is invited to show up in costumesâ€¦and there will be surprisesâ€¦
ROULETTE IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR MOVE INTO OUR NEW HOME: 20 GREENE STREET in SOHO. With this new space, Roulette will be expanding activities to include over 100 concerts, sound installations, longer runs of music theater and other large productions such as the “Avant Jazz, Still Moving” festival and the annual “Festival of Mixology.” For our expanded events calendar go to: http://www.roulette.org/
Also! Please check out our new ROULETTE BLOG for excerpts of our artists’ music, podcasts featuring interviews with the artists and Roulette TV clips, and musical discussion: http://www.roulette.org/blog/index.php