Okkyung Lee Interview

From Roulette NYC:

Using her solid classical training as a springboard, Cellist Okkyung Lee incorporates jazz, sounds, korean traditional music, noise with extended techniques to create her own unique blend of music. On Thursday October 22 at Roulette Okkyung collaborates with video artist Kjell Bjørgeengen using pre-recorded sounds from the cobble stone street outside Location 1 as a source material to blur the physical boundaries between the venue and the outside.

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Tom Hamilton and Bruce Eisenbeil Interviewed

From New York’s Roulette:

Coherence without predictability, speed without tempo, direction without a roadmap – an unlikely foray into the world of out-jazz and free improvisation. On Saturday, October 3rd at Roulette, Hamilton and Eisenbeil will be joined in one set by their special guest, the great percussionist William Hooker.

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Interview with Matana Roberts

From New York’s Roulette:

On Thursday, June 18th at 8:30pm, Matana Roberts presents ILLUMINATION, a collection of sound paintings that testify to why any artist would chose to live in New York in the first place. A city unlike any other, with an artistic spirit unlike any other. An Illumination in sound, space, real time. A testament to the tenacity of the creative human spirit.

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Roulette in June

From New York‘s Roulette:

6/9: Angie Eng w/ Thierry Madiot: Rite Ways, Every Intentional Act is a Magical Act (work in progress)
6/10: Joseph Hannan: Varieties of Canine Experience
6/11: Urs Leimgruber meets Peter Evans & Okkyung Lee
6/12: Yvonne Meier: Gogolorez+
6/13: Paula Matthusen
6/16: Joel Kennedy & Ensemble
6/18: Matana Roberts‘ ILLUMINATION
6/19: ROULETE BENEFIT: DJ Olive, Okkyung Lee, Satoshi Takeishi, Elliot Sharp, Shoko Nagai + MORE. Curated by Shoko Nagai $20
6/20: David Means w/ Cyrus Pireh and Anthony Ptak: Tumbleweed

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Harris Eisenstadt Performances In May

From Improvised Communications:

Fresh off his 10-stop tour of the UK with The Convergence Quartet, and a Jazz Journalists Association Awards nomination for Up and Coming Artist of the Year, drummer/composer Harris Eisenstadt embarks on a busy May schedule of sideman performances.

Carlos Barretto/Harris Eisenstadt/Avram Fefer
May 6-9th: Tour of Portugal

Adam Rudolph’s Go: Organic Orchestra
May 11, 18 and 25th at Roulette

Ned Rothenberg Trio
May 21st at Le Grand Dakar

The Pavones
May 21st at Zebulon

Nate Wooley Quintet
May 26th at The Stone

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Harris Eisenstadt In April

From Improvised Communications:

After a four-week residency in March at IBeam with his nonet, Woodblock Prints, drummer/composer Harris Eisenstandt is taking a break from leading his own bands in April, but you can still catch him performing in New York with others throughout the month.

04/03: Saris, The Stone
04/05: Korea 21: Music Here and Now, Symphony Space
04/10: Jeremiah Cymerman Ensemble, Roulette
04/11: Aram Shelton Quartet, Chocolate Factory
04/18: Macroquarket, The Stone
04/20: City of the World: Korean Traditional Music & Change, CUNY Graduate Center

April will also find Eisenstadt hosting The Musician’s Show on WKCR on April 8th and embarking on an extended UK tour with The Convergence Quartet.

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Roulette in April

William Parker
Image by digital_freak via Flickr

From New York’s Roulette

20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students/Seniors/Under 30s $10 MEMBERS FREE
TICKETS/RSVP: 212.219.8242

Saco Yasuma’s YOIN’ – Unit of Seven
Wed Apr 8 – 8:30 PM

Interpretations: Teresa McCollough: New Piano Pieces by American Composers
Thurs April 9 – 8:00 PM

Jeremiah Cymerman
Fri Apr 10 – 8:30 PM

William Parker
Sat Apr 11 – 8:30 PM

Clifton Hyde
Thu Apr 16 – 8:30 PM

Ha-Yang Kim
Fri Apr 17 – 8:30 PM

Vito Ricci: Flux Quartet
Sun Apr 19 – 8:30 PM

Samita Sinha
Wed Apr 22 – 8:30 PM

Interpretations: String Trio of New York
Thurs April 23 – 8:00 PM

Matthew Welch
Fri Apr 24 – 8:30 PM

Darius Jones
Sat Apr 25 – 8:30 PM

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February at Roulette

Lisle Ellis performing live
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From New York’s Roulette:

ROULETTE presents
20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students & Under 30s, $10 MEMBERS FREE
TICKETS/RSVP: 212.219.8242

Feb 12 – 8:30 PM

Fri Feb 13 – 8:30 PM

ROGER KLEIER “El Pocho Loco” Project
Feb 17 – 8:30 PM

Thu Feb 19 – 8:30 PM

Feb 20 – 8:30 PM

Sat Feb 21 – 8:30 PM

Sun Feb 22 – 8:30 PM

SHOKO NAGAI & SATOSHI TAKEISHI: ABYSM (a tale of floating world)
Thu Feb 26 – 8:30 PM

ODE: Larry Ochs, Lisle Ellis, Trevor Dunn, and Michael Sarin
Fri Feb 27 – 8:30 PM

Feb 28 – 2:00 PM $5

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Roulette: Television Clips and DVD’s

Andrew Cyrille
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Roulette has released some DVDs of their performances.

Manhattan’s Home of Experimental Music is pleased to announce:

with 6 hours of performances and interviews by:
…….Marilyn Crispell
…….Andrew Cyrille
…….Oliver Lake
…….Lois V Vierk
…….Joan La Barbara
…….Blue Gene Tyranny
…….Kathleen Supove
…….Phoebe Legere
…….Margaret Leng Tan
…….David Behrman


Over the last several years, Roulette has created more than thirty high quality music television programs focusing on the work of one composer. Now, for the first time on DVD, last year’s 12 TV shows are available for purchase and online streaming through the Roulette website – http://www.roulette.org! With interviews and performances hosted by Phoebe Legere highlighting the work and ideas of Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake, Lois V Vierk, Joan La Barbara, Blue Gene Tyranny, Kathleen Supove, Phoebe Legere, Margaret Leng Tan, and David Behrman! Roulette TV is broadcast every Thursday on Manhattan Cable Television with 500,000 subscribers. Roulette has also teamed up with online archive UBUWEB to provide free streaming of all Roulette TV shows past and present, including interviews and performances by Billy Bang, Chris Cutler, Michael Gordon, Zeena Parkins, Shelley Hirsch, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Sainkho Namchylak, Phil Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, William Parker, Elliott Sharp, Jim Staley.

View the shows in their entirety and purchase online at http://www.roulette.org/tv/
or watch on UbuWeb at http://www.ubu.com

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