Upcoming: Music

Roulette’s Concert Series for New + Adventurous Music, launched in 1978, presents a wide range of experimental music including avant-jazz, new music, opera, world music, and electronic. This eclectic series features the work of well-known innovators in contemporary music, but a large percentage of the Series is devoted to emerging artists and composers.

RBA: CHARTWELL DUTIRO – A World in Trance Festival – 3rd Edition!

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Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Voices of the Ancestors: Mbira Music of Zimbabwe

RBA: NIYAZ featuring AZAM ALI – A World in Trance Festival – 3rd Edition!

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Tickets $30/26
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Niyaz seamlessly blends Sufi poetry and folk songs from its native Iran and surrounding countries.

RBA: RIYAAZ QAWWALI – A World in Trance Festival – 3rd Edition!

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Sunday, April 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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Riyaaz Qawwali performs the ecstatic improvisational Sufi vocal tradition.

John Zorn: Game Pieces

John Zorn's latest album is Dreamachines, which is inspired by Brion Gysin and William Burroughs' cut-up techniques.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Zorn hosts an assembly of great players in a display of strategy, tactics, and musical chutzpah for his classic game pieces, Cobra & Xu Feng.

Matthew Goodheart + Matthew Ostrowski: Action at a Distance

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Monday, May 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Tickets $20/15
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Ostrowski and Goodheart play activated objects. Sound reembodied in objects, light reembodied in sound.

[GENERATE] Miya Masaoka: A Line Becomes a Circle

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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A Line Becomes A Circle is a Shomyo-Noh chamber opera featuring a libretto with Haiku fragments.

Guy Klucevsek: Bellows Brigade

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Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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The virtuoso and bellowphonian activist presents an all-accordion group, an homage to Pauline Oliveros, and other new pieces by bandmembers.

[RESIDENCY] Val Jeanty: AfroElectronica Dancing The Divine

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Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Haitian electronic music composer Val Jeanty explores sound, body, and spirit in collaboration with fire dancer Ra Nubi.

[GENERATE] Joan La Barbara: The Wanderlusting of Joseph C.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Inspired by obsessions, visions, and dreams of artist Joseph Cornell, this new song cycle is performed by Ne(x)tworks and all-star singers.

Interpretations: SPACE (Roscoe Mitchell, Thomas Buckner, & Scott Robinson) // Reggie Nicholson Percussion Concept

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Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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The seminal improvising trio SPACE was originally formed in 1979.