Brandon Lopez

Thursday, September 24, 2020. 8:00 pm
60 minutes
Brandon Lopez is a 2020 Resident Artist

In the second performance of his 2020 Roulette residency, composer and bassist Brandon Lopez plays with new a string trio with violinists Gabby Fluke-Mogul and Marina Kifferstein. Known for the intense physicality of his performance and avant-garde playing, Lopez’s concerts at Roulette center on interrogating and often unraveling the structures of composition and performance.

This performance was originally scheduled for Spring 2020, but was postponed and rescheduled due to Covid-19. Roulette’s Fall season will be presented virtually and available for free on a variety of streaming platforms. Our theater is currently closed for public performances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety measures that Roulette has put in place to keep staff, artists, and the public safe.


Brandon Lopez is a New York-based composer and bassist working at the fringes of jazz, free improvisation, noise, and new music. His music has been praised as “brutal” (Chicago Reader) and “relentless” (The New York Times). From the New York Philharmonic’s David Geffen Hall to the DIY basements of Brooklyn, Lopez has worked beside many luminaries of jazz, classical, poetry, and experimental music, including Fred Moten, John Zorn, Okkyung Lee, Ingrid Laubrock, Tony Malaby, Tyshawn Sorey, Bill Nace, Chris Potter, Edwin Torres, Tom Rainey, Cecilia Lopez, Sun Ra Arkestra, Susan Alcorn, Mette Rasmussen, and many others. His most recent highlight performances include opening the 2018–2019 season of the New York Philharmonic as a featured soloist in Ashley Fure’s Filament and a number of works with John Zorn, including the Zorn’s 35th anniversary of Cobra. Lopez has been a 2018 Roulette Van Lier Fellow, 2018 Artist-in-Residence at Issue Project Room, and is currently a 2020 Roulette Resident Artist.

This work was developed as part of Brandon Lopez’s Roulette 2020 Residency, made possible with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation. This performance is presented through Roulette’s GENERATE program, providing over 30 artists each year with in-depth creative and technical support.

Photo: Brandon Lopez by Cameron Kelly courtesy of ISSUE Project Room
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