For his Roulette commission, Lester St. Louis presents ‘’METAHAVEN,”, a new evening-length work for string trio, trumpet and electronics. A work formed off of building blocks of extensive instrumental and electronic improvisation; compounding sounds atop each other as loops, pads, beats and fragments all composed as a kind of overview of his musical practice. “I want METAHAVEN to function as a cutting room floor for assembling of all the varying aspects of my artistic life,” says St. Louis. “Instrumental music, improvisation, developing extended techniques, dance music, electronic music, ambience, and space making. A kind of meta curatorial act for myself about construction.”
The piece will feature Josh Modney (Violin), Carrie Frey (Viola), Mariel Roberts (Cello) and HxH; the electroacoustic duo of St. Louis and trumpeter/composer Chris Williams.
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.