One of Laura Andel’s main interests is exploring diverse combinations of instruments for her music, and collaborating with musicians from different musical and cultural backgrounds. Described as someone who “seeks to expand our sense of time, form and perception through sound” by Evening Music (WNYC, New York Public Radio), Andel combines written music with a variety of approaches to improvisation and conducting to create different symmetries between the written and non-written. She has composed and conducted music for small and large orchestras, Jazz Big Band, Symphony Orchestra, and for instruments such as Javanese Gongs, Argentinean Bandoneon, Brazilian Berimbau, Russian Theremin, Ecuadorian Dulzainas, and Mochican Seashell-shaped Ceramic Trumpet.
This residency and performance is made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation. The Jerome Foundation, a long-time supporter of young composers, was a mainstay in Roulette’s early development and continues to help us fulfill our mission by presenting ambitious work by promising artists. Each year, the Jerome Foundation supports five artist residencies and four commissions at Roulette.