2022 Roulette Resident Artist
For her Roulette residency, Cassie Wieland presents a collection of new works including a work in progress for chamber ensemble Bearthoven, the world premiere of Hometown with Isabelle O’Connell and Adam Holmes, and the NYC premiere of her new project Vines performing Birthday Party with ~Nois.
CHORALE performed by Bearthoven (work in progress)
Hometown performed by Isabelle O’Connell & Adam Holmes (world premiere)
Birthday Party performed by Vines (Cassie Wieland & ~Nois) (NYC premiere)
Karl Larson – piano
Pat Swoboda – bass
Matt Evans – percussion
Isabelle O’Connell – piano
Adam Holmes – percussion
Julian Velasco – soprano saxophone
Hunter Bockes – alto saxophone
Jordan Lulloff – tenor saxophone
János Csontos – bari saxophone
Cassie Wieland – vocals
Cassie Wieland (pronounced ˈkæ-si ˈwee-lənd) is an Illinois-born and Brooklyn-based composer. Praised by The New York Times as “sweetly shimmering,” Wieland masterfully experiments with timbre and texture by exploring intimate and fragile sounds to achieve the “hand-made” sound she is often looking for: imperfect, but intentional.
Bearthoven [ \’bâr-toh-vən\ ] is a piano trio creating a new repertoire for familiar instrumentation by commissioning works from leading young composers. Karl Larson (piano), Pat Swoboda (bass), and Matt Evans (percussion) have combined their individual voices and diverse musical backgrounds, coming together to create a versatile trio focused on frequent and innovative commissioning of up-and-coming composers. Bearthoven is rapidly building a diverse repertoire by challenging composers to apply their own voice to an instrumentation that, while common amongst jazz and pop idioms, is currently foreign in the contemporary classical world.
Since her Carnegie Hall debut recital in2002, pianist Isabelle O’Connell has developedan international career as a soloist and chamber musician that has taken her aroundthe United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, to venues suchas Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center,Chicago Cultural Center, Cleveland Museum ofArt, Detroit Art Institute, the GilmoreKeyboard Festival, St David’s Hall,Cardiff and the National Concert Hall,Ireland.
Adam Holmes is a Brooklyn-based musician and artist whose performances have been praised as “immaculately finessed” (Musical America) and compositions as “mesmerizing” (The Road to Sound) and “otherworldly” (New York Music Daily). He is an avid percussionist, drummer, and composer interested in creating and discovering sounds for himself and others.
Founded in 2016, ~Nois has become one of the premier ensembles in the U.S. by combining contemporary classical music and improvisation in unique concert experiences. Known for their “truly innovative musicianship” and “raw creativity” (Cacophony Magazine), ~Nois has been awarded top prizes at prestigious chamber music competitions including the Fischoff and the M-Prize competitions. Since its founding, ~Nois has given over 70 performances in 20 states from coast to coast and has premiered over 30 pieces.