What: Tone Road Ramblers
When: Friday, March 1, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $15/10
Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368

Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents Tone Road Ramblers, featuring John Fonville – Flutes, Eric Mandat – Clarinets, Ray Sasaki – Trumpet, Morgan Powell – Trombone, Jim Staley – Trombone, Ron Coulter – Percussion, with a solo performance of Entendre for piano by Morgan Powell, 2012. for Ariane Alexander, March 1 at 8pm. Tone Road Ramblers gave its first concert in April 1981 in New York City as part of the Roulette series. Since then the group has performed in many parts of the USA including New York, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Tampa, Miami, San Francisco, Fresno, San Diego, Chicago, Ann Arbor, Urbana, and Austin. 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.

In their own words:
“Our musical materials are inclusive and diverse: from extended techniques, the use of toys and unusual sound sources, microtonality, from diverse traditions. Jazz and world music and the western avant-garde. These musical traditions are among the points of departure.

The motivation to form and develop this unique ensemble was and remains to find a collaborative music that reaches for a broad range of human experiences and ideas. Our work is the result of an intensive two-week collective residence. It includes rehearsing notated scores, improvising, eating, drinking, laughing, hanging out, and sharing stories and personal histories. The final result is a music of respect, love and exploration.”

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