What: Brett Sroka – Sine Qua Non // Featuring Carl Maguire
When: January, 20, 2014, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $20/15
Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368

Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents composer and trombonist Brett Sroka in a premier performance of his new composition Sine Qua Non, featuring pianist Carl Maguire, January 20, 2014 8pm.

Sine Qua Non was developed in part at Alfred University’s Institute of Electronic Arts and the Vilnius Academy of Art, Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, Sroka is joined by pianist Carl Maguire whose live performance is sampled and processed by a special Max/MSP patch in an improvisational dialogue between performance and abstract processing, the acoustic and electronic, the transient and the essential (Sine Qua Non, i.e., without which there is nothing). As the live interaction between the two musicians develops, the sampled fragments slowly take over through generative processing, and Roulette’s performance space becomes the site of an ever-changing, multi-channel sound installation and offers each listener a unique immersive sonic experience based on spatial position and engagement with the emergent new work.

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