Thursday, September 11, 2014
A Tribute To Robert Ashley
One of the most original minds in new music, Robert Ashley reinvented opera and the relationship of words and music. Thomas Buckner will perform some of the many works composed especially for him to sing in a concert setting during the more than thirty years he sang in the operas. He is joined by Tom Hamilton (electronics), Joseph Kubera (piano/voice), Pauline Kim Harris, Conrad Harris (voice), Stephen Gosling, Ines Thiebaut (synthesizers), Marianne Gythfeldt, (clarinet), JD Parran (bass clarinet), Tom Verchot (trumpet), Chris Nappi (timpani), and Petr Kotik (conductor). Roulette TV will present parts of an interview with Robert Ashley at the beginning of the concert. Please come and celebrate the life and work of this most deeply human composer. This event is co-sponsored by Roulette and Performing Artservices.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Evan Parker Solo // Earl Howard & JD Parran
Dynamic solos and collaborations from two major innovators in improvised music. British saxophonist Evan Parker presents a rare New York solo concert. New York composer/performer Earl Howard presents a solo performance of his “ML 70” for electronics, and the world premiere of an electro-acoustic composition with guest JD Parran on multiple flutes.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Michael Byron: “Celebration” // John King: Selections from “Free Palestine”
New works from two long-standing proponents of New York’s Avant-Garde tradition. Composer Michael Byron presents Celebration, a one-hour song cycle for piano, string quartet and baritone, with Thomas Buckner (baritone), Joseph Kubera (piano) and the FLUX Quartet (Tom Chiu, Conrad Harris, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello), featuring texts by Anne Tardos. Composer John King presents selections from ‘Free Palestine’, for string quartet, featuring Cornelius Dufallo’s Secret Quartet (Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi, violin; Lev Zhurbin, viola; Yves Dharamraj, cello), which uses materials derived from the Arabic systems of pitch and rhythm, maqam’at and iqa’at.
Thursday November 20, 2014
Marie Incontrera & The Eco-Music Big Band “Tribute To Fred Ho” // Warren Smith Ensemble
An evening of new compositions expanding the tradition of jazz and improvisation. Composer Marie Incontrera directs the Eco-Music Big Band in a tribute to the life and work of Fred Ho, featuring Ho’s music, as well as Cal Massey, Marie Incontrera, and Liberte-Anne Lymberiou. Composer and percussionist Warren Smith premieres a new hour-long composition for quartet, with Sonelius Smith (piano & keyboard), James Stewart (woodwinds), Ratzo Harris (bass and cello), and Warren Smith on multiple percussion.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Chris Brown, Frank Gratowsky & William Winant // Fast Forward: 10
An evening of music that explores the frontiers between composition and improvisation. The international trio of Chris Brown, Frank Gratowsky, and William Winant uses improvisation, extended techniques, and interactive electronic signal processing to create an original sound-world. New York composer Fast Forward presents 10, comprised of ten pieces for a ten-piece ensemble featuring ten different instruments.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
STRING NOISE (Conrad Harris & Pauline Kim) // Bozzini Quartet
An exciting evening of music for strings, with the Montreal – based Bozzini Quartet and New York’s premiere violin duo, String Noise. Violinists Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris present world premieres for their duo String Noise, by Bernhard Lang (Austria), Petr Bakla (Czech Republic), Spencer Topel (USA), Dan Siegler (USA). Montreal’s Bozzini Quartet perform works by Canadian composers Nicole Lizée and Martin Arnold, as well as James Tenney’s Koan For String Quartet .
Thursday February 26, 2015
Thurman Barker’s Strike Force // Amina Claudine Myers Trio
New music from two important figures of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Pianist/composer Amina Claudine Myers brings her trio with Jerome Harris (bass guitar) and Reggie Nicholson (drums). Composer and percussionist Thurman Barker presents his percussion quintet Strike Force, including the premiere of ‘Chicago Suite’. Featuring Malik Washington (timpani, percussion) Bryan Carrott (vibes, percussion), Eli Fontain (Marimba, percussion), Ray Mantilla (percussion), and Thurman Barker (drumset and percussion).
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Thomas Buckner: AACM 50th Anniversary Tribute (works by Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith)
Baritone Thomas Buckner presents an evening of music celebrating the legacy of Chicago’s Association For the Advancement of Creative Musicians on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary. Accompanied by pianist Joseph Kubera, Christopher Hoffman, Alex Lipowski, Matthew Gold, and others, Buckner performs concert works written for him by his long-time associates from the AACM: Muhal Richard Abrams, Leroy Jenkins, Roscoe Mitchell, Amina Claudine Myers, Henry Threadgill and Wadada Leo Smith.
All concerts start at 8PM unless otherwise noted.
509 Atlantic Ave. Downtown Brooklyn
2, 3, 4, 5, C, G, D, M, N, R, B & Q trains & LIRR.
General admission: $15 / $10 Roulette Members, Students, Seniors.
Tickets can be purchased online at WWW.INTERPRETATIONS.INFO