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.
Byron Westbrook is an artist working with the dynamic quality of physical space using multi-channel sound, images, and objects. His audio/video performances under the name CORRIDORS involve the distribution of processed instrumental and environmental recordings through a multi-channel environment.
On May 4 and 5, Roulette presents Toni Dove’s Spectropia, an interactive live-mix sci-fi/noir film hybrid featuring time travel, telepathy, and elements of film noir in a drama set in England, 2099 and in New York City, 1931, starring Aleksa Paladino (Boardwalk Empire), with music by Elliott Sharp.
We talked to genre-bending composer, vocalist, and cellist Robert Een about his upcoming performance at Roulette – featuring a chamber version of his opera, “The Escape Artist”, as well as a song cycle of Walt Whitman poems, and a dance suite inspired by the Indian singer of the 14th century whose voice it is said could cause spontaneous combustion.
A unique combination of keyboards, guitar and tape manipulation, the experimental rock duo Blues Control casts their palette wide – invoking such different genres (sometimes simultaneously) as new age, krautrock and noise. On March 28th at Roulette, Blues Control teams up with new age zither artist, Laraaji, who is best known for his work with Brian Eno. We talked with Blues Control’s Russ Waterhouse about the upcoming show at Roulette
Ever since we started the Roulette Blog, we’ve been asking each artist one very annoying question: “WHAT IS MUSIC?” It’s a deceptively simple question. We’ve received everything from sighs, to jokes, to mini essays. Here’s a little collection of some of the answers we’ve received….