Roulette

Presenting experimental music, dance, and intermedia since 1978

Dark Music Days: Works by Anthony Braxton & Bergrun Snæbjörnsdóttir

Wednesday, April 21, 2021. 5:00 pm
International Contemporary Ensemble, Fay Victor, Darius Jones, & Skerpla perform works by Anthony Braxton & Bergrun Snæbjörnsdóttir.

Anastasia Clarke: Swans Lakeless

Friday, April 23, 2021. 8:00 pm
Swans Lakeless is an intermedia composition based in lived experience, and cradled in myth. It gives voice to Odin, a nonbinary amputee tenant […]

Concert without Public: Ned Rothenberg, Alain Kirili and Ariane Lopez-Huici

Saturday, April 24, 2021. 8:00 pm
Roulette is honored to stream an intimate concert by acclaimed musician Ned Rothenberg filmed in the downtown Manhattan studio of artists Alain […]

Erik Friedlander with Sentinel and The Throw

Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 8:00 pm
Erik Friedlander reconvenes his groups Sentinel and The Throw to perform new music and tunes from his albums “Sentinel” and “Artemisia.”

Gelsey Bell // Justin Hicks: VER

Tuesday, May 4, 2021. 8:00 pm
Vocalist-composers Gelsey Bell and Justin Hicks come together to share a series of improvisations and songs.

Cleek Schrey and Yo! Vinyl Richie: Stranger than Friction

Wednesday, May 5, 2021. 8:00 pm
Drawing on techniques and histories of experimental music, hip hop, and the aesthetics of recording technology to create collaborative […]

Dark Days: Karl Larson plays Scott Wollschleger

Thursday, May 6, 2021. 8:00 pm
Pianist Karl Larson presents a release concert for Dark Days, a new album of Scott Wollschleger’s music (New Focus Recordings, April 2021).

James Brandon Lewis’ Red Lily Quintet: Jesup Wagon

Friday, May 7, 2021. 8:00 pm
The saxophonist presents the album release of Jesup Wagon: a brilliant appreciation of the life and legacy African-American […]

FLUX Quartet: Hans Tammen’s Skeuomorph

Tuesday, May 11, 2021. 8:00 pm
Skeuomorph is Hans Tammen's sonic amalgam of FLUX Quartet's acoustic sounds and their electroacoustic counterparts.

Steve Swell/Tom Rainey Duo

Wednesday, May 12, 2021. 8:00 pm
The trombonist and percussionist perform together for the first time in an improvised duo setting.

Tomas Fujiwara: Shizuko

Friday, May 14, 2021. 8:00 pm
Roulette is pleased to present the second concert of composer and drummer Tomas Fujiwara’s year-long residency. The ensemble performance […]

Laura Cocks: LARUS LARUS

Monday, May 17, 2021. 8:00 pm
LARUS LARUS is a collection of blisteringly physical works for flute, voice, physically-modeled ensembles, bolts, and balloons.

For Living Lovers: CRUCIBLE

Tuesday, May 18, 2021. 8:00 pm
The duo of guitarist and composer Brandon Ross and acoustic bass guitarist Stomu Takeishi present their musical commentary on the change the […]

Marisa Tornello ft. Yoshi Weinberg: now that you know yourself

Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 8:00 pm
A journey through trauma and healing in the queer and trans community is expressed in a soundscape of identity amidst projection and paint.

G Lucas Crane: Exploded Archive

Thursday, May 20, 2021. 8:00 pm
After a pandemicyear deep dive of murk and ecstasy G Lucas Crane presents 3 compositions exploring his life in destroyed manipulated tapes.

Ches Smith / Craig Taborn / Mat Maneri / Bill Frisell

Friday, May 21, 2021. 8:00 pm
Acclaimed improvisers Craig Taborn, Mat Maneri and Bill Frisell in a spontaneous dialogue with the compositions of Ches Smith.

Joel Ross

Saturday, May 22, 2021. 8:00 pm
Vibraphonist Joel Ross presents the second performance of his year-long Roulette residency.

Leila Adu Trio with PUBLIQuartet

Tuesday, May 25, 2021. 8:00 pm
Music performed by international composer Leila Adu with her long-time bass collaborator Jon Toscano, percussionist Dylan Greene, and one of New […]

Anjna Swaminathan: |borders/lines|

Thursday, May 27, 2021. 8:00 pm
Anjna Swaminathan's |borders/lines| examines Borderline Personality Disorder & the ever-blurring binaries in her intersectional orbit.

C. Spencer Yeh

Wednesday, June 2, 2021. 8:00 pm
A solo concert of violin, voice, and electronics.

John King and Brandon Collwes: Sonic Gathering United

Thursday, June 3, 2021. 8:00 pm
Since April 1st 2020, composer John King and choreographer Brandon Collwes have collaborated on weekly remote performances in quarantine. This […]

Matt Mehlan & Sonnenzimmer: Slow Dances

Saturday, June 5, 2021. 8:00 pm
NYC premiere of Slow Dances, actualized with local dancers and a special multichannel mix of the official Slow Dances music.

Che Chen & Talice Lee: Alone Together

Tuesday, June 8, 2021. 8:00 pm
Che Chen and Talice Lee will perform a new set of collaged material culled from a year of life together inside.

Susie Ibarra: Talking Gong with Claire Chase and Alex Peh

Wednesday, June 9, 2021. 8:00 pm
Susie Ibarra performs with Talking Gong featuring Claire Chase and Alex Peh. The trio performs music by Ibarra, Oliveros and Messiaen.

Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones: New Monuments

Thursday, June 10, 2021. 8:00 pm
An evening of works in progress for Amirtha Kidambi's Elder Ones, continuing to instigate change through incendiary and visceral music.

GABI: Time Stops

Friday, June 11, 2021. 8:00 pm
GABI presents new compositions for string quartet, voice and electronics, investigating perceptions of time, ecstasy, form, and breath.

Mary Prescott: Mother Me

Monday, June 14, 2021. 8:00 pm
Roulette Resident Artist Mary Prescott's intimate explorations of the complex relationships, psychology, and sociology surrounding motherhood.

Crystal Penalosa: Chamorro Spiritual Futures

Thursday, June 17, 2021. 8:00 pm
In a magical realist narrative, this performance explores Chamorro ancestry and dreams of a future of independence and self-actualization.

Jaimie Branch

Friday, June 18, 2021. 8:00 pm
The multitalented improviser, composer, and trumpeter Jaimie Branch returns to Roulette for the second performance of her 2020 Roulette […]

Anaïs Maviel & The Rhythm Method: listen to the rain

Saturday, June 19, 2021. 8:00 pm
Composer and vocalist Anaïs Maviel returns with composer-performer ensemble The Rhythm Method to present the world premiere of listen to the […]

Ka Baird: Proximity Exercises

Ka Baird
Monday, June 21, 2021. 8:00 pm
Ka Baird's "Proximity Exercises" is a new work using field recordings, voice, electronics, movement and featuring a small string ensemble.

Luisa Muhr: Babəl

Thursday, June 24, 2021. 8:00 pm
“Babəl” is an experimental interdisciplinary performance piece and explores the essence of human communication beyond language.

Sonya Belaya: Cognitive Distortions, Ancestral Patterns

Friday, June 25, 2021. 8:00 pm
"Cognitive Distortions / Ancestral Patterns" (for large ensemble) examines cognitive distortions through the stories of immigrant women.

Eddy Kwon: UMMA-YA

Saturday, June 26, 2021. 8:00 pm
Eddy Kwon shares a solo, in-process performance of UMMA-YA, a work for violin, viola, voice, and body.

Ayano Elson: A Gardener

Tuesday, June 29, 2021. 8:00 pm
A Gardener is a new performance created by Ayano Elson in collaboration with composer Matt Evans and video artist Hyung Seok Jeon. From a […]

Ayano Elson: A Gardener

Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 8:00 pm
A Gardener is a new performance created by Ayano Elson in collaboration with composer Matt Evans and video artist Hyung Seok Jeon. From a […]