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Robert Dick with Rinde Eckert: Robert: Seriously Amused

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Acclaimed flutist Robert Dick and alchemical performer Rinde Eckert present the cross-disciplinary performance Robert: Seriously Amused.
When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/rinde-eckert-robert-dick-seriously-amused/

Brooklyn, NY – Robert: Seriously Amused will be acclaimed flutist and composer Robert Dick’s first foray into the world of performance art. Developed with the alchemical performer Rinde Eckert, Seriously Amused is part biography, part philosophy, and more than a bit strange and weird. Along with his famous flute playing, Dick will be singing, moving, thinking, monologuing, and giving his inner-voices free play.

World renowned as a leader in contemporary music for flute, Robert Dick embodies the ideal of the Renaissance artist. With equally deep roots in classical music, free improvisation, and new jazz, he has established himself as an artist who has not only mastered but redefined the instrument. Since he began composing and improvising in the 1970s, he has pursued the core idea that acoustic instruments are capable of sonic vocabularies and musical expression extending far beyond their traditional musical roles. Robert’s music carries this vision of continuous transformation into his aesthetics and style. He draws from the jazz tradition, world musics—especially Indian and African—electronic music and natural sounds. Hallmarks of his work are clarity of structure and vivid timbre. His compositions, striking in the intensity and originality of their emotion, have been recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Composers Fellowships and many grants and commissions. In 2014, the National Flute Association honored Robert Dick with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

Rinde Eckert is a writer, composer, librettist, musician, performer, and director. His Opera / New Music Theatre productions have toured throughout America and to major theater festivals in Europe and Asia. With a virtuosic command of gesture, language, and song, this total theatre artist moves beyond the boundaries of what a ‘play,’ a ‘dance piece,’ an ‘opera’ or ‘musical’ might be, in the service of grappling with complex issues. Eckert describes many of his characters as “little men with big ideas whose consequences of their hubris are often disastrous.” Sometimes tragic and austere, sometimes broadly comedic, entirely grounded in presence, his work is alchemical – moving from rumination and distillation to hard-won illumination, or its lack.

Argento New Music Project: The Voices of Erin Gee

Friday, February 8, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: One composer, 10 works, myriad voices: witness the evolution of an essential voice within the current landscape of experimental concert music in Argento New Music Project’s portrait of Erin Gee.
When: Friday, February 8, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/the-voices-of-erin-gee/

Brooklyn, NY – Roulette is pleased to present Argento New Music Project’s composer portrait of vocalist Erin Gee. Named among the most influential composer-vocalists of the 21st century by The New Yorker, Erin Gee is quickly emerging as a singular compositional voice of her generation. Argento New Music Project presents selections of Gee’s vocal works spanning from 2000 to 2016, performed by the composer herself alongside the stellar musicians of Argento’s ensemble—including the NYC premiere of Mouthpiece 29 and Mouthpiece 25—creating an opportunity for audiences to engage with her fascinating sonic tapestry and witness the evolution of an essential voice within the current landscape of experimental concert music.

In the Mouthpieces—a series consisting of intricate and detailed works for voice and ensemble—the voice is used as an instrument of sound production rather than as a vehicle of identity. In the works, the articulatory possibilities of the mouth are often mapped onto the instruments, mirroring and expanding the vocal sounds to form a kind of “super-mouth” that can move beyond the physical limitations of a single vocal tract. Merging the voice with both the instruments and with breath, and repeatedly returning to formlessness This has been the main idea behind the entire Mouthpiece series, which began in 1999 and consists of about 30 works for solo voice, voice and ensemble, choir, voice and orchestra, string quartet, opera, and other combinations.

Erin Gee, voice
Carol McGonnell, clarinet
Oren Fader, electric guitar
Michael Haas, cello
Tristan Kasten-Krause, bass
Margaret Lancaster, bass flute
Elissa Cassini, violin
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Sean Statser, percussion
Michel Galante, conductor

Argento New Music Project is New York City’s premiere virtuoso chamber ensemble dedicated to innovative musical performance and the discovery of daring artistic paths. Championing contemporary cutting-edge composers and framing classical repertoire in new contexts, Argento inspires musical inquiry through artistic collaboration and education. Argento has built an international reputation since its founding in 2000. With a firm commitment to intellectually rigorous interpretations, the nine-member ensemble regularly expands to thirty musicians to deliver technically demanding performances. The ensemble collaborates with leading and emerging composers, produces internationally acclaimed recordings, and brings pressing concerns of contemporary music to the forefront.

Contact: argentoproduction@gmail.com

Stephan Crump’s Elemental

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Roulette presents Elemental, a quintet organized by Grammy-nominated bassist Stephen Crump featuring Ches Smith, Eric McPherson, Ryan Ferreira, and Michaël Attias.
When: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/stephan-crumps-elemental/

Brooklyn, NY – Elemental, a quintet of musical visionaries organized by Grammy-nominated and Echo Award-winning bassist Stephan Crump and featuring renowned percussionist Ches Smith convenes at Roulette for a unique deep-focus journey. Join Elemental as they inhabit a magnified realm where communion grows in fields of texture.

Ches Smith, bowed percussion, tympani
Eric McPherson, drums
Ryan Ferreira, electric guitar
Michaël Attias, alto saxophone
Stephan Crump, acoustic bass

Memphis-bred, Grammy-nominated, Echo Award-winning bassist/composer Stephan Crump has lived in Brooklyn since 1994. An active bandleader, he has released twelve critically-acclaimed albums in addition to numerous film scoring contributions. Known for transforming his instrument into a speaking entity of magnetic pull, his focus on creative instrumental music has led to collaborations with many of the leading lights of his generation, most notably Vijay Iyer, in whose trio and sextet Crump plays a dynamic, founding role. He can also be heard as long-standing member of Jen Chapin Trio, Ches Smith Trio, Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Liberty Ellman Sextet, Secret Keeper (duo with Mary Halvorson), his own Rosetta Trio (with Jamie Fox, Liberty Ellman), his Rhombal quartet (with Ellery Eskelin, Adam O’Farrill, Tyshawn Sorey), as well as co-led ensembles with Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Cory Smythe, Eric McPherson, Mat Maneri, and Okkyung Lee.

Anaïs Maviel: who is this ritual for and from?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: who is this ritual for and from? is a performance ritual seeking to explore time and relation by vocalist and composer Anaïs Maviel in collaboration with choreographer Daria Faïn and pianist Sam Yulsman.
When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/anais-maviel-who-is-this-ritual-for-and-from/

Brooklyn, NY – In collaboration with choreographer Daria Faïn, composer and 2019 Van Lier Fellow Anaïs Maviel will offer a solo performance incorporating material that has nurtured her practice thus far. Designed as a performative ritual establishing a throughline between loneliness and relation, body, time and space, self and tools and machines, the night will transition into a duo set with pianist Sam Yulsman. Maviel and Yulsman’s collaborative work explores cyber poetics, performance roles, and magic. Alone together, in relation to the void, in relation to particles, conscious and subconscious, they will present a cyclic exploration of timescales and the possibilities of relation – ancient to future, physical to virtual, sacred to cyborg.

Anaïs Maviel, voice, percussion, n’goni
Sam Yulsman, keys, electronics
Daria Faïn,  movement

Anaïs Maviel is a vocalist, percussionist, composer, music director, and community facilitator. Her work focuses on the function of music as essential to settling common grounds, addressing Relation, and creating a utopian future. Inspired by Edouard Glissant’s reflections on Creolization, she has associated her practice with the inextricable currents that move spaces and people between times and lands. The contemporary context of re-formulation of self, reality, and social structures led her to question the use of language and to explore its vibratory essence in music. Involved at the crossroads of mediums—music, visual art, dance, theater, and performance art—she has been an in-demand creative force for artists such as William Parker, Steffani Jemison, Daria Faïn, Larkin Grimm, Shelley Hirsch, Mara Rosenbloom, Melanie Maar, and La Bomba de Tiempo. As a leader, she is dedicated to substantial creations from solo to large ensembles, music direction for cross-disciplinary works, and to expanding the power of music as a healing & transformative act. Her solo debut hOULe, out on Gold Bolus Recordings, received international acclaim and she recently released an eponymous album with carnivalesque duo DIASPORA. With a Masters Degree in Aesthetics from Paris VII Diderot University, Maviel focused her scholarly works on Afrocentric paradigms of creative music as utopian alternative politics. Recent achievements also include: Co-Music Director for NOISE, a new musical by César Alvarez (Public Theater, 2018), a full-length work Metadire premiered by Cross Times (Roulette, 2018) DIáSPORA eponymous album release on São Paulo based label Hérnia de Discos as the culmination of a South, Central, and North America tour in partnership with Chiquita Magic, composer, music director, and performer for mayday heyday parfait in collaboration with the Commons Choir, Daria Faïn, Robert Kocik & Darius Jones (BRIC, 2017) Lectures and Master Classes at University for International Integration of the Afro-Brazilian Lusophony (Redenção, BR), Museum of Modern Art Aloísio Magalhães (Recife, BR, 2017) and  Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Lima, PER, 2018) composer, music director, and performer for Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute Undoing Racism final performance, Kumble Theater, NYC, 2016.

Fresh Squeezed Opera: The Female Gaze

Friday, February 1, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Fresh Squeezed Opera premieres of new work by female composers Whitney George, Gabi Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke.
When: Friday, February 1, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/the-female-gaze/

Brooklyn, NY – Roulette is pleased to present Fresh Squeezed Opera as they premiere works by composers Whitney George, Gabi Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke. Women have always been artists, but for centuries, women were excluded from the records of history—their art was not elevated, being dismissed as unimportant or craft. Now, in the 21st century, we still see these trends, particularly in the field of opera. The exclusion of women’s art has made the male perspective dominant. Through a male lens, we encounter stories about male heroes and women as secondary characters, while exploring the male psyche and leaving women as mere tools to help male characters achieve their ultimate arch.

Drawing on 20th century feminist theory, The Female Gaze flips the male gaze: the creator is a woman, the characters are women, and the spectators are women. Fresh Squeezed Opera (FSO) aims to put women on an equal level to men in the performance of operatic works while celebrating the unique idioms and perspectives that women composers offer in their work. This project will act as a strong symbol in the new music community—a group of women coming together to create an artistic statement about the value of women in the arts. This is a statement about the operatic genre—a vastly male-dominated field—and a demand for the inclusion of women.

The project features the world premieres of three FSO commissions from Whitney George, Gabrielle Herbst, and Gemma Peacocke for female voice, ensemble, and electronics.

Mara Mayer, clarinet
Lish Lindsey, flute
Dan McCarthy, viola
Maureen Kelly, cello
Fred Trumpy  percussion
Joe Tucker  percussion
Sugar Vendil, piano
Nicholle Bittlingmeyer, voice
Jane Hoffman, voice
Chelsea Feltman, voice

Founded in 2013, Fresh Squeezed Opera dedicates itself to providing composers with a platform to present their new music, specifically focusing on vocal works and fully-staged opera. In their five years of operation, they’ve proudly presented over 25 composers’ works, with consistently sold-out houses as a testament to the power of new music. Fully-staged operatic productions include Knot An Opera! (Constantin Basica), Here be Sirens (Kate Soper), Scopes (Spencer Snyder), Prix Fixe (Kevin Wilt), The Yellow Wallpaper (Whitney George), Baby Shower (Bruce Trinkley), and La Zombiata (Jillian Flexner). Forthcoming fully-staged performances include The Switch (John Aylward), Bound (Huang Ruo), and Self.Fembot (Jillian Flexner).

Nick Dunston: Atlantic Extraction/The Floor is Lava!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: In the first performance of his year-long Van Lier Fellowship, emerging bassist and composer Nick Dunston presents new work with his quintet Atlantic Extraction and the world premiere of his original bass-ensemble composition The Floor is Lava!.
When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/nick-dunston-atlantic-extraction-the-floor-is-lava/

Brooklyn, NY – Ascending bassist and composer Nick Dunston will give the first concert of his year-long Van Lier Fellowship at Roulette featuring Atlantic Extraction, a newly formed quintet, and the world premiere of The Floor is Lava!. The composition, written for five double basses, embodies its childhood game namesake, indulging imagination, obsession, devotion, and playfulness while reflecting Dunston’s high regard for asymmetry and extremity.

Atlantic Extraction brings together musicians with diverse and complex musical vocabularies, drawing from Free Jazz, No Wave, 20th Century Western Classical, and Appalachian folk. Its unique instrumentation fused with an improvisational core seeks to balance urgency with patience and familiarity with discomfort while maintaining a magnetic sound.

Atlantic Extraction:
Louna Dekker-Vargas, flute alto flute, piccolo
Ledah Finck, violin, viola
Tal Yahalom, guitar
Nick Dunston, bass, compositions
Stephen Boegehold, drums

The Floor is Lava!
Kanoa Mendenhall, bass
Almog Sharvit, bass
Eva Lawitts, bass
Lisa Hoppe, bass
Nick Dunston, bass, compositions

Nick Dunston is a Brooklyn-based composer, bassist, and scholar. His performances span a variety of venues and festivals across countries in North America and Europe. He has performed professionally with Tyshawn Sorey, Vijay Iyer, Marc Ribot, Imani Uzuri, Anthony Coleman, Amirtha Kidambi, Dave Douglas, Matt Wilson, Jeff Lederer, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Darius Jones, and more. As a composer, he’s written for and collaborated for a wide range of artists, from solo instrumentalists to his own bands, to chamber orchestras, performance artists. He’s been commissioned by entities such as the New York Public Library of Performing Arts, the Joffrey Ballet School, The Witches, violist Joanna Mattrey, the ESMAE Jazz and Chamber Orchestras, and more. His currently leads two bands: Atlantic Extraction and Truffle Pig, and is a co-leader of Feral Children (with Noah Becker and Lesley Mok) and Aurelia Trio (with Theo Walentiny and Connor Parks). As a writer, he’s contributed monthly to Hot House jazz magazine since 2016.

The Music of Anthony Braxton: Syntactical Ghost Trance // Echo Echo Mirror House

Friday, January 25, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Album release event for Anthony Braxton’s GTM (Syntax) 2017 performed by the Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble, followed by Carl Testa and Cory Smythe performing Braxton’s Echo Echo Mirror House Music.
When: Friday, January 25, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/the-music-of-anthony-braxton-syntactical-ghost-trance-echo-echo-mirror-house/

Brooklyn, NY – The 11-person Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble perform works from Anthony Braxton’s Syntactical Ghost Trance Music system—demonstrating the unique sonic tapestry of Braxton’s compositions and the possibilities of the vocal choir in celebration of the release of GTM (Syntax) 2017: an album documenting all twelve compositions of his system recorded under the guidance of Anthony Braxton himself.

The evening closes with a performance of another Braxton music system: Echo Echo Mirror House Music, by Carl Testa on electronics and Cory Smythe on piano.

Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble (voices)
Roland Burks
Tomas Cruz
Lucy Dhegrae
Chris DiMeglio
K Fung
Nick Hallett
Kyoko Kitamura
Adam Matlock
Anne Rhodes
Kamala Sankaram
Elizabeth Saunders

Carl Testa/Cory Smythe Duo
Carl Testa (electronics)
Cory Smythe (piano)

The Tri-Centric Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports the ongoing work and legacy of Anthony Braxton while also cultivating and inspiring the next generation of creative artists to pursue their own visions with the kind of idealism and integrity Braxton has demonstrated throughout his distinguished career. This event is part of Braxton75, an initiative of the Tri-Centric Foundation leading up to the composer’s 75th birthday in 2020, funded in part by the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation.

Phill Niblock: 6 Hours of Music and Film

Friday, December 21, 2018
Performance 6pm / Doors 5pm

What: Downtown legend and intermedia artist Phill Niblock presents his annual 6-hour Winter Solstice concert.
When: Friday, December 21, 2018
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: http://bit.ly/FA181221

Brooklyn, NY – As the longest night of the year unfolds and the journey of our planet nears the point when Winter commences in the Northern Hemisphere, Phill Niblock stages his annual Winter Solstice concert for the 8th consecutive year at Roulette. Starting at 6pm, the performance will comprise six sublime hours of acoustic and electronic music and mixed media film and video in a live procession that charts the movement of our planet and our progress through art and performance at its maximal best.

Niblock’s minimalistic drone approach to composition and music emerged from the musical and artistic activities of New York in the 1960s – from the art of Mark Rothko, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, and Robert Morris to the music of John Cage and Morton Feldman. Niblock’s music is an exploration of sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings (generally microtonal in conception) performed in long durations.

Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video, and computers as his medium. Since the mid-1960s, he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and World Music Institute at Merkin Hall. Since 1985, Niblock has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York where he has been an artist and member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at Experimental Intermedia since 1973—with 1000 performances to date— and the curator of EI’s XI Records label. Niblock’s music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. He is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage award.

Bill Frisell

Thursday, December 20, 2018, and Saturday, January 5, 2019
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Legendary guitarist and composer Bill Frisell performs new work in two special evenings at Roulette.
When: Thursday, December 20, 2018, Saturday, January 5, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $35 presale, $45 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: http://bit.ly/FA181220

Brooklyn, NY – Legendary composer and veteran guitarist Bill Frisell returns to Roulette, home of his first-ever solo show in 1989, to present two special evenings of music. On December 20th, in celebration of Roulette’s 40th year, Frisell plays a benefit concert featuring new work from his recently released album Music IS, as well as vintage compositions. This is Frisell’s first solo concert since 2017 and is the only solo New York City performance since the album’s release. All proceeds from the concert will go to support Roulette’s artists and performances.

Roulette’s Winter season debuts on January 5th with a duet performance by Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan. The duo celebrates of their forthcoming album, Epistrophy, to be released in April 2019 on ECM Records. Their previous duo recording, Small Town (2017), was received to much acclaim and was described by All About Jazz as “intimate, beautiful and deep, while at the same time knotty, witty and curiously skewed.” Both albums were recorded live at the Village Vanguard in 2016.

Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and composer has spanned more than 35 years, expanding from small loft performances, including Roulette’s Tribeca location in the early 1980s, to international tours and large concert halls. His performance and recording collaborators include Paul Motian, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Ginger Baker, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Suzanne Vega, Loudon Wainwright III, Van Dyke Parks, Vic Chesnutt, Rickie Lee Jones, Ron Sexsmith, Vinicius Cantuária, Marc Johnson, Ronald Shannon Jackson and Melvin Gibbs, Marianne Faithfull, John Scofield, Jan Garbarek, Lyle Mays, Vernon Reid, Julius Hemphill, Paul Bley, Wayne Horvitz, Hal Willner, Robin Holcomb, Rinde Eckert, The Frankfurt Ballet, Gus Van Sant, David Sanborn, David Sylvian, Petra Haden, Bono, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, and numerous others. Frisell has a long and rich history with ECM, making his debut on the label in 1983 with the critically acclaimed In Line. The guitarist’s history with the label also includes multiple recordings by his iconic cooperative trio with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano, culminating in Time and Time Again in 2007. His catalog has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded output of the decade,” and he was the recipient of an inaugural Doris Duke Artist grant in 2012.

Michaël Attias: Nine

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Michaël Attias brings together a nonet of master improvisers for an evening of boundary-pushing sonic exploration.
When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: https://roulette.org/event/michael-attias-nine/

Brooklyn, NY – Roulette is pleased to present the music of Nine, a seamless weave of free improvisation and notated scenarios, textures and grooves, dissolving soundscapes, spontaneous kaleidoscopes of instrumental recombination, the coiling and uncoiling of melody, rhythm, polyphony as prismatically refracted through the mirrored orchestration of two reeds, two brass, two strings, two percussions, and one piano. The evening is composed of nine moments — some heavily textured, others extremely sparse and thin, some intricately notated and rhythmically specific, others lightly sketched forms for floating improvisations. In response to the first performance of the group, poet Marjorie Welish wrote that it was “ a privilege to hear such musicianship enabling the mental life of sound!”

The nonet developed at Michaël Attias’s Stone Residency in August 2018. At its core, the group is the trio of John Hébert, Satoshi Takeishi, and Attias, which has performed and recorded three albums since 2003 under the name of Renku. The remaining members have all been drawn from Attias’s many groups and collaborations over the years. These players, among the most rhythmically advanced and inventive in the world, are also timbral wizards and passionately lyrical improvisers, painters in sound that fill the spaces of an ensemble with liquid light and color beyond any such closed terms as solo or ensemble playing.

Michaël Attias: alto saxophone
Tony Malaby: tenor and soprano saxophones
Ralph Alessi: trumpet
Ben Gerstein: trombone, electronics
Jacob Sacks: piano
Fred Lonberg-Holm: cello, electronics
John Hébert: bass
Satoshi Takeishi: percussion
Eric McPherson: drums