41 episodes

New & Adventurous Music! Founded in 1978 and operating out of lofts and galleries for years, Roulette continues its mission to support new and established innovators in music and cross-media performing arts in a glorious 400 seat theater in Brooklyn. Podcasts and excerpts here; you can hear these full concerts, and hundreds more, at roulette.org/archive. Enjoy!

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New & Adventurous Music! Founded in 1978 and operating out of lofts and galleries for years, Roulette continues its mission to support new and established innovators in music and cross-media performing arts in a glorious 400 seat theater in Brooklyn. Podcasts and excerpts here; you can hear these full concerts, and hundreds more, at roulette.org/archive. Enjoy!

    Matt Mehlan: Mixology Festival

    Matt Mehlan: Mixology Festival

    Composer/curator Matt Mehlan shares his history and vision for Roulette's annual Mixology Festival (returning 4-5 Feb, 2023), music technology, and the future of the concert hall. Illustrated with clips from Festival performances since 1991: Zeena Parkins, DeForrest Brown, Jr., Carl Stone, Bruce Gremo/Rene Beekman, Val Jeanty, Ron Kuivila, Marcia Bassett/Ted Gordon, Long Distance Poison, and David Linton/Chiaki Watanabe.

    • 28 min
    David Grubbs: On Derek Bailey

    David Grubbs: On Derek Bailey

    Excerpts from Roulette concerts by improvising activist guitarist Derek Bailey, with commentary by musician/professor/author David Grubbs (Records Ruin The Landscape). Emerging from the London free improv scene, between 1986-99 Bailey tapped New York musicians to engage in his wildly diverse Company Weeks, in groupings and pairings with John Zorn (sax), Carlos Zingaro (violin), Ikue Mori (electronic percussion), Jim Staley (trombone), Ciro Baptiste (percussion), Jamaladeen Tacuma (bass), Calvin Weston (drums), Susie Ibarra (percussion), Richard Teitelbaum (electronics), and Greg Bendian (percussion). John Zorn is honoring Derek Bailey with three Nights of Improvisation at Roulette, Jan. 19-21, 2023.

    • 28 min
    Mario Diaz de Leon: Things Come & Go

    Mario Diaz de Leon: Things Come & Go

    Composer/guitarist Mario Diaz de Leon, whose influences range from hardcore punk to Xenakis, and whose masterful integration of electronics with classical instruments is documented here in concerts recorded at Roulette between 2009-22 in solo works and with the Talea and TAK ensembles, International Contemporary Ensemble, and flutist Laura Cocks. Photo: Ebru Yildiz

    • 28 min
    William Hooker: The Soul Is An Instrument

    William Hooker: The Soul Is An Instrument

    The composer/drummer and activist/chronicler for creative social action, in excerpts from epic performances at Roulette from 1988-2021, with personal and generational tales from James Baldwin to COVID. Hooker returns to Roulette Nov. 13, 2022.

    • 28 min
    Yuka C. Honda: Fairyland

    Yuka C. Honda: Fairyland

    Composer and musician Yuka C. Honda reflects on a remarkable musical trajectory, serendipity, and new directions. Widely known for the project Cibo Matto, this program is illustrated with excerpts from a 2016 performance at the Roulette Concert Hall in NYC with drummer Susie Ibarra and electronic percussionist Ikue Mori. Photo: Sophie Caby.

    • 28 min
    Adam O'Farrill: Dizzying

    Adam O'Farrill: Dizzying

    Composer and trumpet player Adam O’Farrill, discusses his illustrious jazz and classical lineage, projects with Mary Halvorson and Jen Shyu, and many of the players who inspired and influenced his work, all illustrated with recent performances recorded at Roulette.

    • 28 min

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