Video artist Sheri Wills discusses the unique collaboration behind the production of Jan Jirásek’s micro-opera “King Lavra,” and reflects on the musical sensibilities that inform her live video performances. “King Lavra,” which is based on an old Czech fairy tale about a King who hides a terrible secret beneath his long mane of hair, will be presented at Roulette on Thursday, May 23 at 8:00 PM.
In this interview, Sadja discusses the ideas behind SENSATIONS, offering a glimpse into the thought process behind his multi-disciplinary approach, and talks a bit about his influences, of his unabashed love of top 40 pop music, and about the triple entendre behind the word “sensations.”
Roulette is excited to welcome trumpeter and composer Wadada Leo Smith, 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist in music, to our Brooklyn stage for three nights, beginning on Wednesday, May 1, for the New York premiere of his acclaimed work, Ten Freedom Summers
On April 9th at Roulette, video artist Ginny Benson will team up with composer G. Lucas Crane, performance artist Alaina Stamatis, and dancers Elle Erdman and Sam Shea for the world premiere of “Brave New World: Life After Death in the Post-Apocalypse Part I”, the first part in a multimedia collage series by Benson.
On April 5th at Roulette, Michele Rosewoman and New Yor-Uba take the listener on a journey spanning ancient Yoruba culture from Nigeria through Cuba as they pay homage to its contemporary manifestations.
Join Roulette for a dinner, performance, and champagne reception with composer, singer, and “Magician of the Voice” Meredith Monk in this special benefit for Roulette. Also tonight, we’ll be honoring ASCAP Vice President and Director of Concert Music Frances Richard.