November at Roulette

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Shows coming to New York’s Roulette:

509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
http://www.roulette.org
917.267.0363

Contact doron@roulette.org for any additional info

Ben Gerstein (Jerome Foundation Commission) – FREEDOM CHOIR! A congregation for cathartic improvisational service
Tue Nov 1 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
November 1st, All Saints’ Day, The Day of the Dead — ancient holidays in honor of the saints, known or unknown; deceased friends and family — trombonist/composer Ben Gerstein brings together for the first time a unique ensemble to celebrate the powers of improvisation – FREEDOM CHOIR! A congregation for cathartic improvisational service. Inspired by the micro and macrocosms of nature, ecstatic spiritual and athletic experiences, dream, destiny, ritual, prayer, ancestry, and visions. Featuring Ben Gerstein, trombone; Tony Malaby, Chris Speed, Jonathan Moritz, Andrew Bishop, Ohad Talmor, tenor saxophone; Tim Berne, Michael Attias, David Binney, Darius Jones, Loren Stillman, alto saxophone; Dan Weiss, Ches Smith, Mike Pride, Randy Peterson, drums.

Geoff Matters (Jerome Foundation Commission)
Thu Nov 3 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Geoff Matters uses his own software”GDAM” along with innovative homemade and repurposed physical controllers in live and interactive music performances, under his real name or the aliases GeoffGDAM and Lance Blisters. As Lance Blisters, he performs LIVE Jungle, Breakcore, Punk, and Noise using MIDI Guitar and Microphone, and custom software to create cutup political anthems – a new and unique blend of songwriting, live performance, and electronic music.

Peter Evans Quintet (Jerome Foundation Commission)
Marty Ehrlich’s 4Alto(s)
Fri Nov 4 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
The Peter Evans Quintet has existed in various incarnations since the fall of 2009. The group is centered around the integration of heavily notated and completely improvised materials with live electronics. Drawing from his experiences with Evan Parker’s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble and concerts in NYC with Sam Pluta and Nathan Davis, Evans seeks to use the quintet format (piano, bass, drums, trumpet and live processing) as a place to sthesize almost every element of his musical interest into an organic whole. The group released its first albuynm, “Ghosts” on More is More Records in March 2011. Tonight the Peter Evans Quintet debuts a set of newly composed music commissioned by the Jerome Foundation.

Also tonight is a performance by Marty Ehrlich’s 4Alto(s) with Michael Attias, Marty Ehrlich, Andy Laster, and Ned Rothenberg.

VITAL VOX: Judith Berkson, Gelsey Bell, Dafna Naphtali
Sat Nov 5 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Students/Seniors/Members
AL VOX: A VOCAL FESTIVAL this 2-day festival explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres. It celebrates composer-performers in the vocal arts who stretch and expand the voice in new and original ways, continuing a strong contemporary tradition developed in the United States. Tonight features performances by Judith Berkson, Gelsey Bell, and Dafna Naphtali.

VITAL VOX: Iva Bittova, Toby Twining Music and SoCorpo (Sasha Bogdanowitsch & Sabrina Lastman)
Sun Nov 6 – 8:00 PM

Adam Rudolph : Go Organic Orchestra
Mon Nov 7, 21 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Organic Orchestra is unique in the realm of approaches to improvisational conducting. Utilizing non-linear notation in an original music score, Composer and Artistic Director Adam Rudolph conducts between 20 and 50 musicians with his prototypical conducting system. Over the past twelve years he has taught and conducted hundreds of musicians in Organic Orchestra concepts in both North America and Europe, most recently in Naples, Oslo and Istanbul. For this series Rudolph will present new music with his New York based Organic Orchestra. The first CD of the NYC Organic Orchestra will be released in fall of 2011 to coincide with the November concerts.

Kirk Knuffke Septet
Tue Nov 8 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Trumpeter/cornetist Kirk Knuffke has played with everyone from Graham Haynes, Mark Helias, Jim Black, Tim Berne, Eddie Henderson, Daniel Carter, John Zorn, Tony Malaby, Dave Douglas, Briggan Krauss, and the Mary Halvorson quintet. Tonight Kirk presents new work for his septet – featuring Doug Wieselman, Christof Knoche, Jacob Garchik, Alisa Horn, and Eivind Opsvik.

Dan Goode – Flexible Orchestra
Wed Nov 9 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Flexible Orchestra was formed by composer, Daniel Goode, in 2004 with the purpose of having an ensemble of about fifteen sound as full as a symphony orchestra—through strategic orchestration. Featured tonight is Guy Klucevsek’s “Suite for Accordion and Flexible Orchestra”, a newly commissioned work by Kamala Sankaram, Daniel Goode’s “Adagietto-ed” which reworks Gustav Mahler’s “Adagietto” from the Fifth Symphony for the Flexible Orchestra, using toy accordions from Chinatown, Barbara Benary’s “Accordingly”, and a new work for full ensemble and narrator by Bill Hellermann.

INTERPRETATIONS: Ralph Samuelson & Yoko Hiraoka / Jin Hi Kim with Samir Chatterjee & Thomas Buckner
Thu Nov 10 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Two innovative projects integrating traditional instruments of Japan and Korea with contemporary western musical forms and concepts. Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi) and Yoko Hiraoka (shamisen and koto) present new works by composers Ned Rothenberg and Elizabeth Brown, and Jin Hi Kim (komungo, barrel drums) presents Digital Buddha II, featuring digital projections from Joel Cadman and Benton C-Bainbridge, and a four-part suite including three world premieres, with Thomas Buckner (voice) and Samir Chatterjee (tabla).

Barbez
Fri Nov 11 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Barbez is a Brooklyn-based ensemble working at the cross-section of European-Jewish folk music, and experimental rock. Barbez will be performing mainly new works from a forthcoming album for John Zorn’s Tzadik label inspired by ancient Roman-Jewish melodies, the Nazi occupation of Rome, and Italian neorealist cinema. The group will also perform several new pieces from a separate album concerning the wars in the Middle East since 9/11. With Dan Kaufman, guitar; Danny Tunick, vibes, marimba; Peter Hess, clarinet, percussion; Catherine McRae, violin; Peter Lettre, bass; John Bollinger, drums. The group will also present a short piece with the dancer and choreographer Juliette Mapp, an excerpt from “The Making of Americans,” a Gertrude Stein-inspired dance.

ROULETTE KIDS: GLANK
Sat Nov 12 – 1:00 PM
$5 General Admission
Come join composer and instrument builder Paul Rudolph and his performance art group GLANK, as they offer a fun and interactive concert utilizing multi-media elements and unique percussion inventions made from recycled materials such as tuned saw blades, LP tanks, motorcycle gears, artillery shells, brake drums, air vents, and more! In this 1-hour event, kids and families will also get the chance to build their own “green” instruments out of recycled plastic and join in for a fun-filled jam session! Paul Rudolph is a composer, arranger and instrument builder currently working in New York as Vocal Music Director for Sesame Street and has been teaching music to students, celebrities, and puppets since 1984.

Lisa Moore
Wed Nov 16 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Described by the New York Times as “lustrous at the keyboard, and at once engaging and challenging”, pianist Lisa Moore has moved audiences across the globe with her powerful and sensitive performances. Lisa Moore’s playing combines music, theatre and expressive, emotional power – whether in the delivery of the simplest song, a solo recital or the most challenging chamber score.

Teresa McCollough and Wet Ink Ensemble featuring premieres by Alvin Singleton, Sally Mitchell and Alex Shapiro
Thu Nov 17 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Pianist Teresa McCollough, has developed an international reputation for her dynamic and expressive playing. As a leading interpreter and advocate for contemporary music, she has commissioned, premiered, and performed many new compositions by today’s emerging and established composers including Alvin Singleton, Lou Harrison, Joan Tower, Alex Shapiro, Belinda Reynolds, Zhou Long, Charles Griffin, David Rakowski, Tomas Svoboda, Henry Martin, George Crumb, and others. Tonight Teresa teams up with the Wet Ink Ensemble to present new work by Alvin Singleton, Sally Mitchell, and Alex Shapiro amongst others.

Jon Gibson & Nina Winthrop
Fri Nov 18 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
Constraints II
Choreographer Nina Winthrop formed her company, Nina Winthrop and Dancers, in 1991. Her works have been presented in venues throughout New York City and Los Angeles, including Danspace Project, Joyce SoHo, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Mabou Mines’ Toronada Theater at PS 122, and The Flea Theater. Tonight she teams up with saxophonist/composer Jon Gibson to present two pieces – Constraints II and Three Lives and Something.

In the Shadows: Deborah Gladstein & Garth Stevenson
Sat Nov 19 – 8:00 PM
$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors
In the Shadows, made in collaboration by movement artist Deborah Gladstein and bassist/composer Garth Stevenson, celebrates the poetic and mysterious possibilities of movement and sound woven together to create a site-specific tribute to Roulette’s newly renovated historic Art-Deco theater. Using a travel-sized upright acoustic bass, the musician is free to move with his instrument through space so that the bass itself becomes another “partner” in the dance.

Ben Stapp & the Zozimos Collective perform Eight Houses
Mon Nov 28 – 8:00 PM
$25 General Admission
$15 Members/Students/Seniors
Composer Ben Stapp, leads his ensemble, the Zozimos Collective in the premier of Eight Houses(2011). Eight Houses is a large multi movement work based on the 8 core hexagrams of the I-Ching. It is written for a brass quintet, two guitars/pedals and percussion & piano with electronics. Sonically, Ben Stapp’s work is based on his harmonic theory – micro-functional tonality. Separate from John Cage’s use of the I-Ching, this piece resolves to musically represent the core elements of the I-Ching, NOT the way in which the elements of the oracle were practiced. Featuring: Satoshi Takeishi, Shoko Nagai, Sebastian Noelle, Dustin Carlson, Chris McIntyre, Bryan Drye, Tim Leopold, Dave Ballou and Ben Stapp

Henry Threadgill
Nov 30, Dec 1, 2 – 8:00 PM
$25 General Admission
$15 Members/Students/Seniors
Henry Threadgill is one of the great musical masterminds of the past quarter century – a composer, arranger, and innovator who transcends genres in contemporary music. A multi instrumentalist whose principle axes include alto sax and flute, Threadgill emerged from Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. “It would be difficult to overestimate Henry Threagill’s role in perpetually altering the meaning of jazz..…He has changed our underlying assumptions of what jazz can and should be.” Join us for this Three Night event as Threadgill presents all new work in preparation for his next release.

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