Roulette TV captures the creative process of live performance, giving viewers a unique window into Roulette’s distinctive programming through in-depth artist-driven features including studio visits, performance footage, and interviews.
Launched in 1999, Roulette TV has produced over 112 episodes – broadcast weekly on Manhattan and Brooklyn cable networks and distributed through Roulette’s website, Vimeo, and YouTube channels. The Roulette TV archive includes many avant-garde luminaries from Roulette’s rich history, such as Pauline Oliveros, Jerome Cooper, Robert Ashley, Sun Ra, David Behrman. It also features many emerging artists as they grow their career and audience, including Ben Greenberg, Mary Halvorson, Darius Jones, Tyshawn Sorey, Cassie Tunick, Lesley Flanigan, and C. Spencer Yeh.
Much of the work presented at Roulette is visually absorbing. The on-site audience has the opportunity to see how the sounds are made, how the movement is constructed, how the different forms of media interact. Roulette TV offers this experience to a worldwide audience – interviews with the artists add a new dimension to the audience’s appreciation of the artists’ enterprise and achievement.
Roulette TV also airs on Brooklyn Free Speech the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm.
Find your channel and tune in:
Spectrum (formerly Time Warner): 79 & 1998
Optimum (formerly Cablevision): 68
Verizon FiOS: 43, RCN8
We visited sound artist and 2018 Roulette resident G Lucas Crane in his studio to discuss the upcoming premiere of his piece “Time Boiler”—a work that intends to illustrate the psychological consequences of time travel on the human mind through a series of live compositions constructed from the depths of the resident artist’s cassette tape archive of ancient sound memories collaged together in the style of an apocalypse DJ.
Full RTV Episodes
[DANCEROULETTE] Jessica Cook: Dog Flats | February 6-7, 2018
Optics 0:1: Combinations | Tuesday, November 7-9, 2017
[RESIDENCY] Val Jeanty: AfroElectronica Dancing The Divine | Monday, May 22, 2017
[GENERATE] Jennifer Choi + Talujon Percussion: Lou Harrison Concerto for Violin and Percussion and Gamelan-inspired works | Thursday, June 2, 2016
Bérangère Maximin presents Siklon Sound objects, microphonics, digital chimeras | Friday, December 11, 2015
Wayne Horvitz “Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places for Richard Hugo) | Friday, November 27, 2015
[GENERATE] Iktus Percussion vs. Paul Pinto | Friday, November 6, 2015
Robin Holcomb: Solo | Wednesday, October 21, 2015
[RESIDENCY] Gelsey Bell: Prisoner’s Song | Wednesday, October 14, 2015
[COMMISSION] Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones: Mother Tongues | Monday, June 22, 2015
[DANCEROULETTE] Keely Garfield Dance: POW | June 17-19, 2015
Lesley Flanigan: Voices | Friday, June 12, 2015
[RESIDENCY] Silent Cranes: The Music of Mary Kouyoumdjian, Performed by Kronos Quartet and Hotel Elefant | Tuesday, May 12, 2015
“Crash” an opera by Robert Ashley | April 16-19, 2015
[DANCEROULETTE] Elke Rindfleish & Sarah Weber Gallo: Let Me Just Try to Explain / Come Again? | April 8-9, 2015
MIXOLOGY: Dana Bell // Doron Sadja | Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Christina Wheeler w/ Laraaji (All Saints/Warp), and HPrizm Priest (Anti-Pop Consortium), Vernon Reid and special guests | Friday, November 21, 2014
[DANCEROULETTE] Sally Silvers: Actual Size | November 7-10, 2014
29 SpaceTime: Julia Heyward and Perry Hoberman | Friday, October 31, 2014
[COMPOSER/CHOREOGRAPHER] SECOND NATURE: Cassie Tunick, Heather Harpham, Danny Tunick | April 3-4, 2014
Robert Ashley’s opera “The Old Man Lives in Concrete” Parts 1 + 2 | April 25-28, 2012
[RESIDENCY] G Lucas Crane: Time Boiler | Tuesday, June 19, 2018
[RESIDENCY] Gabrielle Herbst: Ashes | Thursday, May 31, 2018
[COMMISSION] Cecilia Lopez: machinic fantasies | Tuesday, May 8, 2018
[COMMISSION] María Grand: Revés/Rêves: Dreams of a Departed Maestra // Magdalena Album Release Show | Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Mixology Festival 2018: Circuit Breakers: Gotye Presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey | Tuesday, February 13, 2018
[RESIDENCY] Lucie Vítková: Spectacle | Saturday, January 27, 2018
Current livestreams available to watch include:
Gemma Peacocke: Erasure | June 6, 2018
Kyle Marshall Choreography: Colored | April 10, 2018
Livestreams are only available to view for 30 days after the date of the performance.