Adam Rudolph’s Go Organic Orchestra
Mon Oct 19 – 8:30 PM
Composer Adam Rudolph returns with another series for Go: Organic Orchestra. In concert he will conduct between 20 – 35 musicians in a spontaneous way, using a newly created score of music/letter grids, language themes, tone rows, traditional and synthetic scales, diadic and intervalic harmonies, The compositions will also utilize Rudolph’s rhythm concept of “Cyclic Verticalism” to generate form and weave what he calls an “audio syncretic music fabric”. The music is “organic” in the sense that the compositions and conducting exist as an inspiration and context for the musicians to express themselves by using their instruments as an amplifier for their inner voice.
Saadet T?rk?z & William Parker
Tue Oct 20 – 8:30 PM
Kazakh-Turkish singer Saadet Turkoz and New York Bassist William Parker have met together in several international festivals and tonight marks their first time ever playing their own music. “The music is courage, music is now and forever….” Singer Saadet Torkez, now resident in Switzerland, was born in Istanbul in 1961 in a family of Uigur migrants from China. Through her improvisations (inspired mainly by melodic language of the Koran) and Turkish and Kazakh songs she tries to transform her reminiscences and ancestral memory of her nation. Her voice and music create unique images and sophisticated atmosphere that are beyond cultural borders. William Parker is a master musician, improviser, and composer and has been described by the Village Voice to be “the most consistently brilliant free jazz bassist of all time.”
DORON SADJA: SCALEXTRIC
Wed Oct 21 – 8:30 PM
Composer/performer/artist Doron Sadja presents a dizzying evening of reflections – spinning in and out of focus. Rich multichannel electronic textures fuse together with abstract noise blasts, piercing winds, purring cellos, and microphones too close for comfort. Expect nothing, be surprised. Sadja is a founder of the Shinkoyo Collective and the Paris London West Nile experimental performance space in Brooklyn and is also a regular employee at Roulette Intermedium, Inc. Doron performs in the improvisational group Symbol. Tonight’s event marks a rare re-appearance of the computer in his performance arsenal.
Okkyung Lee & Kjell Bjørgeengen
Thu Oct 22 – 8:30 PM
Using pre-recorded sounds from the cobble stone street outside Location 1 as a source material, Okkyung Lee blurs the physical boundaries between the venue and the outside by interacting with Kjell Bjørgeengen’s visual responses in real time, along with pre determined + processed materials. Kjell Bjørgeengen’s art practice is an investigation of reality, with an emphasis on working live with a wide range of musicians. His live works feature the production of flicker videos in which sound is given video sync, thus becoming video and revealing the self -identity of the two.
ROULETTE CHILDRENS CONCERT w/ GISBURG – AMERICAN PLAYGROUND!
OCTOBER 24th @ 2pm $5
Roulette Children’s Concerts offer pre-K to fifth-graders the chance to listen and interact with adventurous, professional composers and musicians of a variety of genres. This month Gisburg “an extraordinary young vocalist and composer, with influences ranging from Schoenberg to jazz to Fluxus” presents a show with guitarist Andy Schuman and percussionist Christine Bard featuring songs from her children’s musical “The World Was Round” as well as original rock songs by Andy and some all time classics for kids and parents (Velvet Underground and more)!
Whirrr! The Music of Jimmy Giuffre presented by Joel Harrison, George Schuller, Billy Drewes, Ohad Talmor, Jacob Garchik, Cameron Brown
Sat Oct 24 – 8:30 PM
Joel Harrison, George Schuller and members of distinguished group will perform rarely heard gems from Giuffre’s canon both in a sextet and in smaller units. Giuffre, who died in April 2008, was an inspiration as a player and composer. As a clarinetist and saxophonist, he charted new directions in “chamber jazz,” in groups with Jim Hall, Bob Brookmeyer, Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, etc. Harrison first connected with Giuffre’s music in the San Francisco Bay Area where he had a tribute band in the 1990′s. Schuller connected with Giuffre both in person and through the documentary he made on the Music Inn…the famed Berkshires summer venue that operated the School of Jazz during the late 1950′s…where Giuffre experienced a life-changing epiphany when he heard Ornette Coleman for the first time. Harrison, Schuller, and Ohad Talmor will arrange pieces such as Whirrr, Swamp People, Phoenix, Threewe, and Jesus Maria (Carla Bley).
Henry Threadgill’s ZOOID CD Release event / ROULETTE TV SHOOT
Sun Oct 25 – 8:00 PM
“It would be difficult to overestimate Henry Threagill’s role in perpetually altering the meaning of jazz..…He has changed our underlying assumptions of what jazz can and should be.” – Studs Terkel. Henry Threadgill is one of the great musical masterminds of the past quarter century – a composer, arranger, and innovator who transcends genres in contemporary music. A multi instrumentalist whose principle axes include alto sax and flute, Threadgill emerged from Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Tonight Marks the release of This Brings Us To, from Henry Threadgill with his band Zooid commissioned by Roulette with funds by the Baisley Powell Elebash Trust and is a special shooting for the next edition of Roulette TV
20 Greene St (between Canal and Grand St)
Admission $15 Students/Seniors/Under 30s $10 MEMBERS FREE
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