Winter/Spring Concerts 2009
20 Greene St. (between Canal and Grand) 2 blocks west of Broadway
$15 at the Door
under 30 & seniors: $10
Roulette & Location One, members free
WED. APRIL 8th @ 8:30:
Saco Yasuma’s YOIN’ – Unit of Seven
In this special project at Roulette, saxophonist and composer Saco Yasuma will bring forth her native Japanese melodies and combine them with African sounds to continue exploring the openness of music without boundaries. Spontaneous interactions and organic evolution in the performance will be the other exciting part of this concert. The emnsemble, YOIN’ – Unit Of Seven, is the expanded unit of the trio with Jason Kao Hwang (viola) and Ken Filiano (bass). Saco invited four other extraordinary musicians for this performance including Kaoru Watanabe (Flute, Fue, Taiko), Steve Swell (Trombone), Michael Wimberly (percussion) and Sean Clements (percussion).
THU. APRIL 9th @ 8:00:
San Francisco-based new music pianist TERESA MCCOLLOUGH has developed an international reputation for her dynamic and expressive playing. A leading interpreter and advocate for contemporary music, she has commissioned, premiered, and performed many new compositions by today’s emerging and established composers. For this concert, she presents the world premiere of a new work for solo piano by distinguished composer ALVIN SINGLETON. In addition to works written expressly for her by American composers DAN BECKER, BELINDA REYNOLDS and others.
FRI. APRIL 10th @ 8:30:
On Friday, April 10th composer/clarinetist Jeremiah Cymerman will premiere a dramatic new composition for string quartet and electronics entitled “Under a Blue, Grey Sky”. Through-composed and presented as a five-act audio play, the piece works to strike a balance between the creative control that a conductor exercises over an ensemble with the sonic wizardry of dub-inspired live electronic processing.
SAT. APRIL 11th @ 8:30:
Tonight, Parker presents electro-acoustic pieces w/ performances by Jim Staley (trombone), Joe Morris (guitar/bas), Billy Bang (violin), and more TBA.
“Six Mutes Dancing In The Fog” (William Parker taped electronic environment & live acoustic instruments; Jim Staley trombone; more TBA)
“The Politics Of 14 Strings” (William Parker bass/doson ngoni/flutes; Joe Morris guitar/bass; Billy Bang violin)
Part one “eternal planet” For Leroy Jenkins
Part two “Trio excursion” For Fred Hopkins
Part three “As The Sun follows the dancing feet” For “Sam Jones”
Part four “ Lyrical Light” For Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitanada
see http://www.roulette.org/events/ for more details
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