Fall 2013 at Roulette


English: Fred Frith performing in Wallingford,...

English: Fred Frith performing in Wallingford, Seattle, 2009-04-25. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From NY’s Roulette:

September 9, 2013, 8pm
DEDALUS Ensemble
Created in 1996 by Didier Aschour, DEDALUS is a leading, contemporary, collaborative, experimental music ensemble based in Montpellier, France. The repertoire is extensive, including New Music compositions from the 1960’s to the present. DEDALUS have performed throughout Europe, presenting many premieres of American Music composers such as Tom Johnson, Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Frederic Rzewski, James Tenney.

September 10 & 11, 2013, 8pm
The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music)
The Festival of New Trumpet Music (FONT Music) supports new trumpet music in all forms, and provides a platform for emerging artists and creative pioneers. Over the past decade, the FONT has presented some of New York City’s most exciting and adventurous music.

September 10 features a mixed Christian Wolff brass program with TILT Brass and a premiere of a new piece commissioned by FONT from the Roy Campbell Jr Akhenaten Large Ensemble.
September 11 features a premiere of Antiphonal Fanfare for six trumpets by John Zorn, celebrating the memory of Butch Morris with trumpeters and colleagues of Butch. Also, FONT will present the New York premiere of a Henry Brant antiphonal piece for 52 trumpets and percussion!

September 19 & 20, 2013, 8pm
Fred Frith’s “Gravity”
Fred Frith returns to the Roulette stage to revisit Gravity, an experimental album that was inspired by dance music from around the world, Gravity is a rare “avant-garde dance record” that bounced with the “joyful noise” (BBC) of dance-friendly rhythms even as it challenged expectations and forged a new musical direction for the Frith. With a new cast of friends and musical accomplices joining Frith on stage, this recreation and reinterpretation of Gravity promises to equally astound and delight today, nearly a quarter of a century after it first changed the landscape of experimental music.

The performance of Fred Frith’s Gravity on Thursday, September 19 will be preceded by an opening set by Aaron Novik’s Thorny Brocky. Friday, September 20 will be preceded by an opening set by the Dominique Leone Band.

September 23, 2013
Ear Heart-Hotel Elefant – Light and Dark
This program features the music of Richard Carrick, including the world premiere of his new piece inspired by the “prisoner’s cinema,” hallucinatory visions caused by the extreme lack of visual contrast. Hotel Elefant member Kirsten Volness unveils her new song cycle “Precious Nothing,” and co-founder Leaha Maria Villarreal brings a sextet to the program focused on the darker aspects of nature.

September 24 & 25, 2013, 8pm
Tri-Centric Orchestra
The Tri-Centric Orchestra, the resident ensemble of Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation, presents new music for orchestra and choir by Ingrid Laubrock, Mark Taylor, and Taylor Ho Bynum, plus Composition No. 27 by Anthony Braxton.

September 26, 2013, 8pm
Interpretations – Muhal Richard Abrams

September 28 & 29, 2013, 8pm
Sally Silvers – Surprise Every Time, A 2-day Festival of “Live Choreography”
Sally Silvers has been making dances for 30 years & her association with Roulette goes back almost as far. Following on the success of her highly acclaimed “A Prize Every Time” maverick choreographer Sally Silvers returns to Roulette with “Surprise Every time”. Watch dance created live and on the spot as choreographers and theater artists start from scratch making something brand new and unexpected in front of your eyes!

September 30, 2013, 8pm
Wet Ink Ensemble & Evan Parker
Set 1: Wet Ink Ensemble performs Anthony Braxton and Peter Ablinger
Set 2: Electro-Acoustic Septet w/Evan Parker
Featuring: Evan Parker, saxophones, George Lewis, trombone and electronics, Ikue Mori, electronics, Ned Rothenberg, clarinets, Okkyung Lee, cello, Peter Evans, trumpet
Sam Pluta, electronics

October 1, 2013, 8pm
Oliver Lake – Strings & More (featuring Flux String Quartet)
Saxophonist and composer Oliver Lake’s daring and uncompromising vision has helped establish his place as one of the preeminent saxophonists in the progressive jazz scene. Lake’s compositions for string ensemble blend complex rhythmic elements with melody with improvisation. Tonight, the Flux String Quartet will premiere new work by Lake balancing improvisation with pre-notated composition.

October 3, 2013, 8pm
Adam Rudolph: GO Organic Orchestra
Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Rudolph conducts the Go: Organic Orchestra in a spontaneous way by using a variety of hand signals to cue and orchestrate the score and direct the improvisations, thus generating unusual relationships of sound against sound, form against form, and rhythm against rhythm in a non-linear, ever shifting kaleidoscope of music images.

October 9, 2013, 8pm
Either/Or (NYC) and Ensemble Son (Stockholm)
A Double Quartet collaboration.
A Double Quartet concert like you’ve never heard before: New York City’s Either/Or and Stockholm’s Ensemble Son team up for five world premieres commissioned specifically for this unique international collaboration by composers from the US and Sweden, including Zeena Parkins (US), Keeril Makan (US), Lisa Streich (Sweden), Richard Carrick (US) and Ivo Nilsson (Sweden). This concert will be presented as a multi-city US and Swedish tour in October 2013, and this is the only NYC performance.

October 15, 2013, 8pm
Jaap Blonk – Solo Concert for Voice & Electronics.
Dutch improvisor Jaap Blonk has a unique and powerful stage presence and almost childlike freedom in improvisation, combined with a keen grasp of structure. He has performed around the world, on all continents. With the use of live electronics the scope and range of his concerts has acquired a considerable extension.

October 15, 2013, 8pm
Interpretations – Gene Coleman/Momenta St. Qt.

October 16, 2013, 8pm
Ear Heart Music
American Modern Ensemble and Mazzini Dance Collective – Frantic Knarly Still
Works include Lembit Beecher’s dramatic Frantic Knarly Still (NYC premiere), Pierre Jalbert’s gripping Visual Abstract, Jason Haney’s moody Epigrams (NYC premiere), Tight Sweater, an energetic work by self-proclaimed neo-Baroque composer Marc Mellits, and The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind by AME’s house composer and Artistic Director, Robert Paterson. Both the Jalbert and Paterson works will be presented with world premiere choreographies by Annmaria Mazzini.

October 22 2013, 8pm
Mario Diaz de Leon + Talea Ensemble + TILT Brass
NYSCA Commission
A concert of new works by composer and guitarist Mario Diaz de Leon, featuring the world premiere of “The Chapel Abyss”, an octet composed for Talea Ensemble (commissioned by Roulette / NYSCA), and “Bellum” for brass septet and electronics, composed for TILT Brass.

October 24, 2013, 8pm
Yumiko Tanaka – Vortex
Yumiko Tanaka /Ned Rothenberg /Min Xiao-fen, with ‘Vortex’ (Satoshi Takeishi & Shoko Nagai)
Improvised music for Shakuhachi, Chinese Pipa, piano and percussion.

October 25, 2013, 8pm
Billy Martin Birthday celebration – a collaborative concert [special guests tba]
Billy Martin invites friends to celebrate his 50th birthday. A variety of guests will perform, collaborate, improvise with and without some of his experimental films. Most of the guests will be beloved cohorts and luminaries of the Downtown NY scene. Featuring: Sirius Quartet, Wicked Knee Brass, Fang Percussion and more to be announced.

October 28, 2013, 8pm
Adam Rudolph: GO Organic Orchestra
Unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting, Organic Orchestra utilizes a composed non-linear score as material for creating the musical moment.

October 29, 30, 31, 2013, 8pm
Composer/Choreographer Series
Oct 29
Maura Donahue & Adam Cuthbert
October 30
DOUBLE-EDGE DANCE will perform an evening of solos and duets including Retracing, cloud elegy, Unhinged, Castles in Shifting Sand, and Edgeways. Dancers include Radella, Julie Brodie, and Sarah Lass. Musicians include Feller, violinist Dorothy Martirano, pianist Adam Tendler, and a string quartet.

November 4, 2013, 8pm
Carl Stone
Carl Stone is one of the pioneers of live computer music, and has been hailed by the Village Voice as “the king of sampling.” and “one of the best composers living in (the USA) today.” He has used computers in live performance since 1986. Stone was born in Los Angeles and now divides his time between San Francisco and Japan.

November 7, 2013, 8pm
Morton Subotnick
From Silver Apples of the Moon to A Sky of Cloudless Sulphur IV: LUCY
Morton Subotnick is one of the pioneers in the development of electronic music and multi-media performance. including his notable work with interactive computer music systems. Most of his music calls for a computer part, or live electronic processing; his oeuvre utilizes many of the important technological breakthroughs in the history of the genre. His work Silver Apples of the Moon has become a modern classic and was recently entered into the National Registry of Recorded works at the Library of Congress. Only 300 recordings throughout the entire history of recordings have been chosen for this prestigious honor.

November 13, 2013, 8pm
Taylor Ho Bynum
Taylor Ho Bynum is a performer on cornet and various brass instruments, composer, bandleader, and interdisciplinary collaborator with artists in dance, film, and theater. Critics have called him “a young brass master and compelling composer” (Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix), “one of the most exciting figures in jazz’s new power generation” (Steve Dollar, Time Out Chicago), and “one of his generation’s top avant-garde figures” (Phillip Lutz, The New York Times).

November 14 2013, 8pm
Interpretations
Interpretations -Anne Lebaron/Bolleter & Mahoney

November 18, 2013, 8pm
Ear Heart Music
Sydney Skybetter and Associates – Cold House
Brooklyn-based skybetter and associates presents an evening of contemporary dance repertory with live music: Temporary Matters set to selections from Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Englabörn; Cold House You Kept set to String Quartet no. 2, Quasi una Fantasia by Henryk Górecki, and the New York premiere of Eveningland, Skybetter’s recent commission by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, featuring selections from David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize–winning The Little Match Girl Passion. The performance will occur in the round with music performed by the Ear Heart Music Ensemble.

December 3, 2013, 8pm
ICE LABS – Maria Stankova and Sasha Siem with ICE
With a flexible roster of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and pursuing groundbreaking strategies for audience engagement. In an era of radical change, ICE redefines concert music as it brings together new work and new listeners.

December 4, 2013, 8pm
Ear Heart Music
Dolce Suono

December 10, 2013, 8pm
ICE LABS – Martin Hiendl and Monica Duncan with ICE
With a flexible roster of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and pursuing groundbreaking strategies for audience engagement. In an era of radical change, ICE redefines concert music as it brings together new work and new listeners.

December 11, 2013, 8pm
Samuel Stoll/Robert Ashley
Robert Ashley
“Mixed Blessing, Indiana” for Horn, Cello and Synthesizer World Premier
Timothy McCormack
“Interfacing with the Surface” for Horn, Cello, Synthesizer and Live-Electronics
David Sontòn
“La metta da feine” for Horn, Cello and Synthesizer

December 17, 2013, 8pm
ICE LABS – Daniel Dehaan and Felipe Lara with ICE
With a flexible roster of 33 leading instrumentalists performing in forces ranging from solos to large ensembles, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) functions as performer, presenter, and educator, advancing the music of our time by developing innovative new works and pursuing groundbreaking strategies for audience engagement. In an era of radical change, ICE redefines concert music as it brings together new work and new listeners.

December 19, 2013, 8pm
Theresa Wong “The Unlearning”
Theresa Wong is a composer, cellist and vocalist actively exploring the intersection where music meets with the creative spirit of experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Bridging areas of music, dance, theater and visual art, her recent works include The Unlearning, a debut album released to critical acclaim on Tzadik records and O Sleep, an improvised opera she directed exploring the conundrum of sleep and dream life.

December 21, 2013, 6pm
Phill Niblock
Roulette welcomes back maverick, minimalist composer Phill Niblock presenting his annual Winter Solstice concert featuring 6 hours of music, film and video as the sun shines directly over the tropic of Capricorn, the longest night of the year unfolds & winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

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2 thoughts on “Fall 2013 at Roulette

  1. Is anyone else as bored with Frith’s playing (?) as I am. Hint: I am enormously bored. Hearing that he is moving to some type of dance inflected music strikes me as unlikely as hearing of an ice-skating elephant (I’m sure there is one somewhere). Interesting how people can get a reputation, and, short of murder, can keep it for ages. Too bad for the music.

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