Although not officially open until Fall 2011, ROULETTE BROOKLYN will open its doors this June for a two day John Cage MUSICIRCUS as part of the Atlantic Avenue Art Walk!
A carnival of all things experimental, the Roulette Brooklyn MUSICIRCUS brings a cornucopia of musicians, dancers, video artists, and performance artists from all corners of New York City’s artistic community together for a celebration of chaos and and the harmonies of simultaneity.
First performed in 1967, John Cage’s MUSICIRCUS is simply an invitation for performers to assemble and play together – a “happening” where multiple performances occur simultaneously to create new and unusual configurations.
A collage of genres and forms, the Roulette Brooklyn MUSICIRCUS will unfold over the course of two full day events, with the audience invited to wander freely and choose their own sonic and visual relationships.
This will be the first event in Roulette’s newly renovated, wonderful space, and is presented as Roulette’s contribution to the Atlantic Ave Art Walk.
More info here: MUSICIRCUS
“seen from a particular point of view, music is simply the art of focusing attention on one thing at a time. In my works, I have tried not to focus the attention on one thing at a time, and have used this principle that I call “musicircus” – of having many things going on at once; the simultaneity of unrelated intentions.” -John Cage
FULL LINEUP TBA.
June 4 & 5
1 – 6 PM
509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave)
2, 3, 4, 5, C, G, D, M, N, R, B & Q trains and the LIRR
Hammer of Hathor: Heather Vergotis, Mark Kaylor, Kelvin Pittman, Dann Pell “For Guylene”
Shelley Hirsch & David Watson
Liliana Dirks-Goodman “#8”
Tristan Shepherd w/ guests Eric Silberberg (bass) and John Stanesco (bass clarinet)
Katherine Young/Clara Latham
Kenny Wollesen, Nicole Federici & Sonic Smithies
Tristan Perich / Noisebox
Koosil-ja, Geoff Matters, David Or
Justin Frye “Aborted Scraps”
Sasha Welsh/Bradford Reed