The Roulette in December

From New York’s Roulette:

Matana Roberts’ Anthem This work in progress narrative piece is a reflection of Roberts’ continued interest in social justice through sound.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Henry Threadgill’s Zooid performs the Quintet Book—“In for a Penny, In for a Pound” Roulette is thrilled to premiere four brand new quintets by Henry Threadgill during our Fall 2014 season. These quintets feature four members of Zooid: Liberty Ellman (Ceroepic), Jose Davila (Unoepic), Elliot Kavee (Dosepic), Christopher Hoffman (Tresepic). Each quintet has a number of featured soloists, however in each piece focuses extensively on the featured instrument….

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Annie Gosfield / JACK Quartet: Signal Jamming and Random Interference. A world premiere for string quartet and jammed radio signals December 7th will be an Annie Gosfield portrait concert featuring the highly acclaimed JACK Quartet. The centerpiece of the concert will be the world premiere of “Signal Jamming and Random Interference” for string quartet and electronics, inspired by the sounds, processes, and perceptions of jammed radio signals….
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014 @ 7:30 PM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Svjetlana Bukvich: Works from EVOLUTION and other stories Bosnian-New Yorker Svjetlana Bukvich (minimoog, piano, voice) brings her signature sound to Roulette in a boundary-defying set featuring compositions from EVOLUTION, her recent release on PARMA’s Big Round Records. Electric guitars, synthesizers, strings, voices, and tuning of her design tell stories through one-of-a-kind exploits in intonation, timbre, and rhythm, along with new media works…

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Tyshawn Sorey Trio A program of new works by drummer, trombonist, and composer Tyshawn Sorey with Cory Smythe and Christopher Tordini.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
INTERPRETATIONS: Chris Brown, Frank Gratowsky & William Winant // Fast Forward: 10 An evening of music that explores the frontiers between composition and improvisation.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Pauline Oliveros

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Allison Miller’s BOOM TIC BOOM Drummer/composer Allison Miller presents a special night of original music showcasing her regularly touring band, Boom Tic Boom.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
Ben Goldberg Clarinetist Ben Goldberg presents a program of new compositions with Donny McCaslin, Steve Cardenas, Stomu Takeishi, and Tyshawn Sorey.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
EXPANSIONS: The Dave Liebman Group Dave Liebman’s EXPANSIONS will present some of the music from the new recording “Samsara” in a program ranging from straight ahead jazz to freer textures; lyricism to cacophany; acoustic to electric; some world rhythm influences and adaptations of jazz classics….

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014 @ 5:00 PM
Phill Niblock, Music and Film, Six Hours An exploration of sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings (generally microtonal in conception) performed in long durations…