Singer-songwriter Robin Holcomb returns to Roulette to perform new compositions and songs with long-time collaborator Peggy Lee on cello, Sara Schoenbeck on bassoon, and Guy Klucevsek on accordion. The same quartet performed her score for Yasujiro Ozu’s 2010 film That Night’s Wife, which will premiere as part of the evening’s program.
Robin Holcomb – Piano, Voice
Peggy Lee – Cello
Sara Schoenbeck – Bassoon
Guy Klucevsek – Accordion
Robin Holcomb has performed internationally as a solo artist and the leader of various ensembles. Following Sundanese gamelan performance studies at UC Santa Cruz and several years spent sharecropping tobacco in North Carolina, Holcomb was active in New York for many years as a composer and performer with deep roots in the downtown avant-garde as one of the original Studio Henry mavericks. She has recorded her music for Songlines, Tzadik, Nonesuch and New World labels. Holcomb is a founder and co-director of The New York Composers Orchestra and WACO (The Washington Composers Orchestra), ensembles for which she is also conductor, pianist and a principal composer. Other current performing ensembles include a longstanding duo project with cellist Peggy Lee and The Robin Holcomb Ensemble. Composing instrumental and vocal music for a wide variety of chamber ensembles and soloists, she has been commissioned to create scores for dance, film and theatre.
About the Series: Curated by Meredith Monk features performers selected by Monk who are following his or her own path, asking questions, finding places that fall between the cracks of genres or categories.