Roulette Announces its Fall 2022 Season (Sept–Dec)
Performers ranging from new music, avant jazz, multimedia, dance, interdisciplinary, and world music luminaries to newly commissioned and resident artists include Stephanie Lamprea, Victoria Keddie, Rose Kallal, Morris-Webber Big Band, Orchestre National de Jazz, Vicky Chow, Jaap Blonk, David First, Doug Couomo, Nels Cline, Vinny Golia, Myra Melford, Robin Holcomb, MV Carbon, Charlemagne Palestine, Sylvie Courvoisier, William Hooker, Kirk Knuffke, Shelley Hirsch, Sally Silvers, and Nick Dunston.
(Sept 6) STEPHANIE LAMPREA: QUAKING ASPEN—The Colombian-American soprano presents her debut album of nature-music for voice and electronics, plus new additional works.
(Sept 8) “DREAMSTRUCK” FEATURING MARILYN CRISPELL, JOE FONDA, AND HARVEY SORGEN—In a rare performance by Crispell, the acclaimed trio will premiere work from With Grace in Mind, their newly released second album.
(Sept 9) VINNY GOLIA: MUSIC FOR LARGE ENSEMBLE—A concert of original music blending orchestral music with improvisation.
(Sept 15) CASSIE WIELAND: BIRTHDAY PARTY—For her Roulette residency, the Brooklyn-based composer presents new works with Bearthoven, Isabelle O’Connell, Adam Holmes, and Desdemona.
(Sept 18) REMEMBERING TOMASZ STAŃKO: A CONCERT IN CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE, MUSIC AND LOVE OF NEW YORK CITY—In what would have been his 80th birthday year, the late Polish trumpeter, composer, and bandleader is celebrated by 14 peers and associates.
(Sept 22) VICTORIA KEDDIE + ROSE KALLAL—Live premiere of solo works for electronic synthesizer with a collaboration of sound and video synthesis.
(Sept 23) ANTONIO REY: FLAMENCO GUITAR—One of the top flamenco guitarists of his generation performs his own compositions and selections from his Latin Grammy-winning album.
(Sept 24) OMAYOUN SAKHI & JOSH FEINBERG: AFGHANISTAN TO INDIA – A SITAR-RUBAB DUET—Contemporary takes on the traditional music of South Asia, Pashto and North Indian folk songs, and original compositions.
(Sept 27) ZOH AMBA: BHAKTI RECORD RELEASE—The saxophonist, flutist, and composer presents hymns that push and tear into the deepest place in the heart of avant-garde improvisation.
(Sept 29) INTERPRETATIONS: PETER KOTIK 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION—Peter Kotík’s monumental, six-hour piece Many Many Women (1975–78) performed by members of S.E.M. Ensemble.
(Sept 30) EX MACHINA—The Orchestre National de Jazz and IRCAM present a creation conceived by the American saxophonist Steve Lehman and Frédéric Maurin.
(Oct 2) NNUX: AUSENCIAS—The world premiere of a piece for string quartet and electronics that explores the ideas around death in Mexican culture.
(Oct 4) TOMBSTAR [EDDY KWON, ISABEL CRESPO PARDO, ZEKKEREYA EL-MAGHARBEL, LESLEY MOK]—A new ensemble comprising improvisers, composer-performers, and interdisciplinary artists from Brooklyn and Detroit.
(Oct 7) VICKY CHOW: PHILIP GLASS ETUDES ALBUM RELEASE—In celebration of Philip Glass’ 85th birthday, Vicky Chow releases Book 1 of his piano Etudes on the Cantaloupe Records label.
(Oct 11) JAAP BLONK SOLO—The self-taught composer, vocalist, poet and visual artist presents new work and selections from his repertoire.
(Oct 16) DAVID FIRST AND MUSICIANS—A work for mixed ensemble and electronics in which tunings and temperaments are exchanged during various states of performer consciousness.
(Oct 19-21) MARION SPENCER AND COLLABORATORS: TO LOVE THE RISE/PT.2—A multimedia dance project offering a feminine, feminist vision of a world built from the detritus of our current one.
(Oct 24) DOUGLAS J CUOMO’S SEVEN LIMBS FEATURING NELS CLINE AND STRING QUARTET—Douglas J Cuomo’s virtuosic tour de force ft. Nels Cline and string quartet, based on an ancient Tibetan Buddhist practice of purification.
(Oct 25) ERIC P. MANDAT + JOHN MCCOWEN—In separate and collaborative sets, the two musicians explore the sonic possibilities of the clarinet.
(Oct 26) REMY LE BOEUF’S ASSEMBLY OF SHADOWS—The saxophonist/composer and his vibrant 20-piece orchestra unveil their bold next step: Architecture of Storms.
(Oct 27) GUILLERMINA QUIROGA COMPANY WITH THE PEDRO GIRAUDO TANGO QUARTET: ARGENTINE TANGO—The passion and beauty of the tango repertoire brought to life.
(Oct 28) KIT FITZGERALD AND PETER GORDON FEATURING LOVE OF LIFE ORCHESTRA: WONDERFUL WORLD—An evening of video and music, featuring live video art of Kit Fitzgerald and music performed by Peter Gordon & Love of Life Orchestra.
(Oct 29) NUAEEN WITH MOJGAN SHAJARIAN, PEJMAN HADADI & SOURENA SEFATI: PERSIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC—Three brilliant legends in the world of Persian music come together for a night of entrancing music.
(Nov 1) JENNIFER CHOI AND LES FRÈRES MÉDUSES: THE UNKNOWN (SILENT FILM ORIGINAL SCORE)—Violinist Jennifer Choi and the European guitar duo Les Frères Méduses perform an original score for the 1927 silent film The Unknown.
(Nov 3) INTERPRETATIONS: SCOTT ROBINSON / WADADA LEO SMITH—The New York-based saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson and trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer Wadada Leo Smith.
(Nov 6) CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE AND MV CARBON: LIQUIDDD CHANGESSS ALBUM RELEASE—The multidisciplinary artists celebrate the release of their new collaborative album with an improvised performance.
(Nov 7) MYRA MELFORD’S FIRE AND WATER—The visionary pianist taps into the elemental nature of inspiration for her exhilarating new project, Fire and Water, featuring a powerhouse lineup of female musicians, including guitarist Mary Halvorson, saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock, cellist Tomeka Reid and drummer Susie Ibarra.
(Nov 10) ROBIN HOLCOMB: ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND SARA SCHOENBECK/WAYNE HORVITZ: DUETS FOR BASSOON AND PIANO—Robin Holcomb performs songs from her new release, and Sara Schoenbeck/Wayne Horvitz Duo perform material from their debut album.
(Nov 11) JOANNA MATTREY FEAT. BILLY MARTIN: CHANTING—A lush sonic and visual ritual enhanced by projections, spoken word, and tradition.
(Nov 12) LAYTH SIDIQ ENSEMBLE: MAQAM MOSAICS—The violinist/composer/educator brings together an ensemble of musicians to highlight the beauty and diversity of the Arabic maqam (mode).
(Nov 13) WILLIAM HOOKER: THE SILVER FLEECE—The esteemed jazz drummer and poet presents new music for quintet.
(Nov 14) A MEMORIAL AND MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF JERRY GRANELLI, HOSTED BY HIS SON, J. ANTHONY GRANELLI—A memorial and celebration concert for Jerry Granelli, a jazz icon, teacher and pioneer of improvised music curated by his son.
(Nov 15) SYLVIE COURVOISIER CHIMEARA FEAT. CHRISTIAN FENNESZ, WADADA LEO SMITH, NATE WOOLEY, DREW GRESS & KENNY WOLLESEN—A new sextet performs work inspired by the painter Odilon Redon, who created a universe of symbolism, dreams and fantasy.
(Nov 16) ISABEL CRESPO PARDO—The vocalist, improviser, and composer performans the second of their 2022 Van Lier Fellowship concerts.
(Nov 20-21) YUKO FUJIYAMA: CONTEMPORARY EAST— In two rare performances from Fujiyama, ensembles of acclaimed musicians bring the aesthetic of the East to contemporary improvisational music. Featuring Jen Shyu, Graham Haynes, Reggie Nicholson, Sylvie Courvoisier, Ned Rothenberg, Do Yeon Kim, Satoshi Takeishi, and others.
(Nov 22) ALFREDO COLÓN: BLOOD BURDEN—The Dominican-American saxophonist and composer performs with a new quintet.
(Nov 28) KIRK KNUFFKE TRIO WITH MATTHEW SHIPP AND MICHAEL BISIO—Compositions and improvisations from the new trio’s new critically acclaimed double album.
(Nov 29) WEBBER/MORRIS BIG BAND: PULSE—Works from the album Both Are True and new pieces by Anna Webber and Angela Morris, including a suite in just intonation by Webber.
(Dec 1-3) SALLY SILVERS & DANCERS: PANDORA’S NEW CAKE STAIN—For her 40th anniversary season, the choreographer revisits her 1996 dance, Pandora’s Cake Stain, based on Lulu, the 1935 Alban Berg opera.
(Dec 4) GAMIN: NONG—Traditional Korean music intersects with American musical elements, broadening American audiences’ aesthetic understanding of East Asia.
(Dec 6) FORWARD MUSIC PROJECT 3.0: FEVER DREAM—Amanda Gookin explores self perception and the complex relationship of mother and daughter through new works for solo cello.
(Dec 8-9) SHELLEY HIRSCH: AND SO IT WAS AND WAS AND WAAAASSSSSSSSS—The voice/interdisciplinary artist returns to Roulette to present her new NYSCA-commissioned work.
(Dec 11) THIRD EYE ORCHESTRA 15TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT—As part of the Third Eye Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary, the ensemble performs Hans Tammen’s one-hour long RODINIA.
(Dec 13) NED ROTHENBERG CROSSINGS FOUR WITH MARY HALVORSON, SYLVIE COURVOISIER, AND TOMAS FUJIWARA—A new ensemble, unified by an expansive grasp of the way in which improvisation and composition can complement each other.
(Dec 14) NICK DUNSTON: SPIDER SEASON [ALBUM RELEASE SHOW]—The release of Spider Season, the self-titled debut album by Nick Dunston’s trio with Kalia Vandever and DoYeon Kim.
(Dec 17) TRANSATLANTIC TRANCE MAP—Evan Parker and Matt Wright enlist ensembles based in New York and London for a networked performance at Roulette (3pm EST start time) and Faversham UK (8pm GMT start time). Ned Rothenberg, Peter Evans, Craig Taborn, Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Mat Manieri will perform at Roulette.
(Dec 21) PHILL NIBLOCK: 6 HOURS OF MUSIC AND FILM—Phill Niblock stages his annual Winter Solstice concert: six sublime hours of acoustic and electronic music with mixed media, film, and video