Roulette in April

Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, performing a...

Source: New York’s Roulette.

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
William Hooker – EVIDENCE: The Baldwin Suite Drummer William Hooker pays homage to multifaceted author James Baldwin as part of the author’s 90th birthday celebration.

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] Austin Vaughn: Solo / Trio Austin Vaughn is a musician who plays the drumset. He has been living in New York since 2011. His solo music has primarily been an investigation/celebration of various acoustic phenomena, e.g. exploration of overtones, sympathetic vibration, and interference beating via “extended” percussion techniques in addition to the totally ordinary….

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] Juiced: Music of Brendon Randall-Myers An eclectic mix of classical, chamber pop, and math rock, this program of music by Brendon Randall-Myers is a kind of composerly manifesto. Each of these four pieces embodies a different compositional preoccupation, and each was written for and with close friends and longtime collaborators, drawing on shared musical influences, personal idiosyncrasies, and years of work together….

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016 @ 8:00 PM S
[RESIDENCY] Okkyung Lee: Red Eclipse Loosely inspired by Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece “L’Eclisse” and meant to accompany future video projects, these pieces will evoke the feeling of longing, time suspended in the air, misunderstandings of self (or selves) and fragility. …

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin: Recollections: Songs from Aphasia This multi-media oratorio, a collaboration between “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin draws its inspiration from the “Aphasians” — people who lost their ability to speak as a result of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, or other kinds of brain damage, and who are reclaiming their memories and their language….

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[COMMISSION] “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin: Recollections: Songs from Aphasia This multi-media oratorio, a collaboration between “Blue” Gene Tyranny and Mary Griffin draws its inspiration from the “Aphasians” — people who lost their ability to speak as a result of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, or other kinds of brain damage, and who are reclaiming their memories and their language….

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Interpretations: Marek Chołoniewski // Adam Rudolph: Music for Strings and Percussion Krakow-based composer Marek Choloniewski presents a retrospective program of interactive solo and ensemble works for involving video, brainwaves, facial movements and other re-imaginings of musical performance. Composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph presents new works for percussion ensemble and string quartet, as well as solo music, including the New York premiere of “Orbits” (2014) for percussion quartet, and the world premiere of his “String Quartet No. 2” (2016)….

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
Sylvie Courvoisier Trio w/ Drew Gress + Kenny Wollesen Sylvie Courvoisier steps out with her long awaited first recording for piano trio. One of the most creative pianists in the downtown scene, and a long time collaborator of Mark Feldman, Ikue Mori and many others, Sylvie combines a brilliant technique with a wild imagination that straddles classical, jazz, improvisation and more. Featuring the dynamic rhythm section of Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress, the music combines the best of improvisation and composition in the classic piano trio format. …

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016 @ 8:00 PM
[RESIDENCY] Collaborative Duets: Gelsey Bell and Biba Bell // Gelsey Bell and John King Vocalist and composer Gelsey Bell completes her Roulette residency with collaborative duets with Biba Bell and John King.