Dark Music Days: Works by Anthony Braxton & Bergrun Snæbjörnsdóttir
Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 5pm.
The International Contemporary Ensemble has been working with Tri-Centric Foundation and Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology on structuring multi-site collaborations. This research will be put into action with a livestream performance of work by Anthony Braxton, under the direction of James Fei, and a world premiere of Bergrun Snaebjornsdottir’s Ecognosis. Ensemble members will be joined by special guests Fay Victor and Darius Jones as well as musicians in Reykjavik, Skerpla Ensemble from Iceland University of the Arts (IUA), for this synchronous livestream.
Anastasia Clarke: Swans Lakeless
Friday, April 23, 2021. 8pm.
Swan Lakeless is an intermedia composition developed by collaborators Anastasia Clarke, Shannon Lumpkin, and Dawn Felicia Knox. Based in lived experience, and cradled in myth, the performance gives voice to Odin, a nonbinary amputee tenant union organizer facing eviction and organizing a rent strike along with their comrades. The story is told from the nonlinear spaces of Odin’s recovery after a traumatic incident wherein they are assaulted by the police and held in custody for over 20 hours. The work offers reflections upon the interrelationships between shame and violence that coexist in disjointed harmony with the protagonist’s earnest explorations of radical empathy, self-healing, and a quest for transformative justice.
Concert without Public: Ned Rothenberg, Alain Kirili and Ariane Lopez-Huici
Saturday, April 24, 2021. 8pm.
Roulette is honored to stream an intimate concert by acclaimed musician Ned Rothenberg filmed in the downtown Manhattan studio of artists Alain Kirili and Ariane Lopez-Huici. Closed to the public and existing without an audience, the performance creates a unique dialog between Kirili’s sculptures and Rothenberg’s playing.
Erik Friedlander with Sentinel and The Throw
Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 8pm.
Cellist Erik Friedlander reconvenes his groups Sentinel and The Throw to perform new music and tunes from his albums Sentinel and Artemisia.