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Resonant Bodies Festival

Resonant Bodies Festival
Tuesday, September 11; Wednesday, September 12; Thursday, September 13, 2018
Performance 7:30pm / Doors 7pm

What: The annual Resonant Bodies Festival returns to present nine boundary-pushing vocalists performing over three consecutive nights.
When: Tuesday–Thursday, September 11–13, 2018, 7:30pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $20 presale, $25 Doors, $50 Festival pass
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2018RBF

Tuesday, September 11 Paul Pinto, Helga Davis, Lucy Dhegrae
Wednesday, September 12 Jen Shyu, Caroline Shaw, Nathalie Joachim
Thursday, September 13 Sarah Maria Sun, Pamela Z, Gelsey Bell

Brooklyn, NY – Roulette is pleased to co-present the sixth annual Resonant Bodies Festival, taking place September 11–13, 2018.

Highlights include Resonant Bodies Festival director Lucy Dhegrae premiering a multimedia project that explores the neurological aftermath of trauma, with new works by Jessie Montgomery, Du Yun, Katherine Young, Eve Beglarian, Angélica Negrón, and Osnat Netzer, directed by Alison Moritz, on opening night, followed by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw (of Roomful of Teeth) performing works of her own composition on Wednesday, September 12. On Thursday, September 13, German soprano Sarah Maria Sun collaborates with International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) on works by Georges Aperghis, Rebecca Saunders, Thierry Tidrow, and Màtyàs Seiber, and the legendary San Francisco-based Pamela Z will perform compositions for voice and electronics to close the festival.

Founded in 2013, Resonant Bodies Festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear expert contemporary music vocalists present repertoire of wide-ranging and innovative work. Presented over three nights, nine dynamic and unique vocalists curate and present 45-minute sets expressing their particular blend of musical tastes. The festival recently expanded to Melbourne, Sydney, and Chicago, with a Los Angeles festival slated for 2019.

Bobby Previte’s Rhapsody Band

What: Nels Cline, Zeena Parkins, Jen Shyu, and others perform Rhapsody, an acoustic song cycle exploring the experience of travel.
When: Friday, March 2, 2018, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $20 Online $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org // (917) 267-0368

Brooklyn, NY — Rhapsody is an acoustic, narrative song cycle which incorporates written music, improvisation, and vocals with lyrics to create an evening length performance. Rhapsody twists and turns, landing on song ‘events’ but never ending there, instead, spinning off in other directions, only to land again on a vocal moment, sung by Jen Shyu. Using acoustic harp (Zeena Parkins), piano (John Medeski), acoustic guitars (Nels Cline), and drums, autoharp, harmonica and percussion (Bobby Previte) the piece places the listener ‘in transit’ — traveling to an unknown place that subtly changes over the course of time, until in the end, they arrive at a surprise destination. Rhapsody was commissioned by the 2015 Greenfield Prize in Music at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. The recording will be released in March 2018 on RareNoise Records.

Bobby Previte is a composer and performer whose work explores the nexus between notated and improvised music. One of the seminal figures of the 1980s New York Downtown scene, Previte is the recipient of the 2015 Greenfield Prize for music, and was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2012. Leading a plethora of diverse ensembles from the drums, he has collaborated with many of the leading lights in and beyond the world of music.