ROULETTE KIDS: Your Voice, My Violin

Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

ROULETTE KIDS presents: Your voice, my violin
February 11th 2012
$5 Kids and Adults (Children under 3 Free)
Call to Reserve Your Spot Today! 917-267-0365 or email


Speaking, sighing, laughing, crying, growling, grunting, whispering, shouting: these are just some of the sounds you can make with your voice. Violinist/composer Tom Swafford, along with singers Amirtha Kidambi and Gelsey Bell, will lead you on an exploration of vocal sounds. Together we will make familiar sounds, discover new sounds, copy each other’s sounds and hear how the violin and the voice can sound like each other. We will then create a concerto for violin and your voices. We will also present excerpts from Tom’s new composition for two singers and a piece for solo violin.

Tom Swafford is Brooklyn based violinist and composer active in a wide variety of styles. He has presented composition concerts at Roulette and The Stone and he is preparing a new set of pieces for a concert in spring 2012. Currently he performs with Butch Morris, Sean Noonan, Aram Bajakian’s Kef, $.99 Dreams, Emanuel and the Fear and The Great Yankee Hove. He can often be heard busking on NYC’s subway platforms.