What: Guitarist Mick Barr and vocalist Judith Berkson share a program of premieres written by each other.
When: Monday, November 14, 2016, 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $20/15 Online $25/20 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door
Brooklyn, NY – Roulette hosts an exemplary evening of premieres from Mick Barr and Judith Berkson, offering a rare occasion to hear the artists perform each other’s pieces. The program will include Berkson premiering Barr’s piece Wethantheld (2015) for voice and organ followed by Barr premiering a new work from Berkson. Berkson will also premiere a new piece for piano and her 72-tone microtonal voice.
About Mick Barr:
Active since the mid-1990s, Mick Barr is known primarily for his angular, fleet guitar playing and intricate avant-garde compositions. Known for straddling the worlds of heavy metal and experimental music, Barr’s distinctive voice is always present no matter what the context. Barr’s musical output of nearly 100 releases spans a range of collaborative and solo projects. Barr was active in the math-punk outfit duo Crom-Tech (1996-1999) and his technical duo Orthrelm (2001-2012). He began producing music through his solo vehicles Ocrilim and Octis in the early 2000s. Barr is affiliated with bands such as the black metal project Krallice and the Flying Luttenbachers, and he has participated in improvisational collaborations with musicians including Zach Hill, John Zorn, Jon Irabagon, Marc Edwards, and Zeena Parkins.
About Judith Berkson:
Judith Berkson is a soprano, pianist and composer living in Brooklyn, New York. She studied voice with Lucy Shelton and composition with Joe Maneri at the New England Conservatory. She has collaborated with Kronos Quartet, Wet Ink, Yarn/Wire and City Opera and has presented work at Picasso Museum Malaga, Roulette, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, The Stone, Barbès and the 92 Street Y. She is the recipient of a Six Points Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation grant, Meet The Composer grant and support from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her solo album Oylam (ECM Records) was called “Standards and Schubert and liturgical music, swing and chilly silences, a beautiful Satie-like piece to open and close the record” by the New York Times.