Roulette TV captures the creative process of live performance, giving viewers a unique window into Roulette’s distinctive programming through in-depth artist-driven features including studio visits, performance footage, and interviews.
Launched in 1999, Roulette TV has produced over 112 episodes – broadcast weekly on Manhattan and Brooklyn cable networks and distributed through Roulette’s website, and Vimeo channel. The Roulette TV archive includes many avant-garde luminaries from Roulette’s rich history, such as Pauline Oliveros, Jerome Cooper, Robert Ashley, Sun Ra, David Behrman. It also features many emerging artists as they grow their career and audience, including Ben Greenberg, Mary Halvorson, Darius Jones, Tyshawn Sorey, Cassie Tunick, Lesley Flanigan, and C. Spencer Yeh.
Much of the work presented at Roulette is visually absorbing. The on-site audience has the opportunity to see how the sounds are made, how the movement is constructed, how the different forms of media interact. Roulette TV offers this experience to a worldwide audience – interviews with the artists add a new dimension to the audience’s appreciation of the artists’ enterprise and achievement.
Roulette TV also airs on Brooklyn Free Speech the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm. Find your channel and tune in:
Spectrum (formerly Time Warner): 79 & 1998
Optimum (formerly Cablevision): 68
Verizon FiOS: 43, RCN8
Our most recent RTV episode documents composer and vocalist Anaïs Maviel’s year-long Van Lier fellowship at Roulette. Maviel presented two performances in 2018, the first being Who is this Ritual for and from? in February. A collaboration with choreographer Daria Faïn, the performative ritual established a throughline between loneliness and relation, body, time and space, self and tools and machines. The night transitioned into a duo set with pianist Sam Yulsman.
In July, Maviel presented Time is Due—a musical drama designed for a multitude of textures performed by a large electro-acoustic ensemble.
Full RTV Episodes
[RESIDENCY] Gabrielle Herbst: Ashes | May 31, 2018
[DANCEROULETTE] Biba Bell: Hustle in the Park | June 27-29, 2017
[COMMISSION] María Grand: Revés/Rêves: Dreams of a Departed Maestra // Magdalena Album Release Show | May 1, 2018
[DANCEROULETTE] Jessica Cook: Dog Flats | February 6-7, 2018
Optics 0:1: Combinations | Tuesday, November 7-9, 2017
[RESIDENCY] Val Jeanty: AfroElectronica Dancing The Divine | Monday, May 22, 2017
[GENERATE] Jennifer Choi + Talujon Percussion: Lou Harrison Concerto for Violin and Percussion and Gamelan-inspired works | Thursday, June 2, 2016
Bérangère Maximin presents Siklon Sound objects, microphonics, digital chimeras | Friday, December 11, 2015
Wayne Horvitz “Some Places Are Forever Afternoon (11 Places for Richard Hugo) | Friday, November 27, 2015
[GENERATE] Iktus Percussion vs. Paul Pinto | Friday, November 6, 2015
Robin Holcomb: Solo | Wednesday, October 21, 2015
[RESIDENCY] Gelsey Bell: Prisoner’s Song | Wednesday, October 14, 2015
[COMMISSION] Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones: Mother Tongues | Monday, June 22, 2015
[DANCEROULETTE] Keely Garfield Dance: POW | June 17-19, 2015
Lesley Flanigan: Voices | Friday, June 12, 2015
[RESIDENCY] Silent Cranes: The Music of Mary Kouyoumdjian, Performed by Kronos Quartet and Hotel Elefant | Tuesday, May 12, 2015
“Crash” an opera by Robert Ashley | April 16-19, 2015
[DANCEROULETTE] Elke Rindfleish & Sarah Weber Gallo: Let Me Just Try to Explain / Come Again? | April 8-9, 2015
MIXOLOGY: Dana Bell // Doron Sadja | Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Christina Wheeler w/ Laraaji (All Saints/Warp), and HPrizm Priest (Anti-Pop Consortium), Vernon Reid and special guests | Friday, November 21, 2014
[DANCEROULETTE] Sally Silvers: Actual Size | November 7-10, 2014
29 SpaceTime: Julia Heyward and Perry Hoberman | Friday, October 31, 2014
[COMPOSER/CHOREOGRAPHER] SECOND NATURE: Cassie Tunick, Heather Harpham, Danny Tunick | April 3-4, 2014
Robert Ashley’s opera “The Old Man Lives in Concrete” Parts 1 + 2 | April 25-28, 2012
Davey Williams | October 11, 2002
Shayna Dulberger: Active Projects | May 14, 2019
May the 4th Be With You: Jaimie Branch’s Anteloper and Fly or Die | May 4, 2019
Josiah Cuneo: The Screen Above | February 27, 2019
Nick Dunston: Atlantic Extraction/The Floor is Lava! | January 30, 2019
VX Bliss: Audiovisual Arrangements by Ginny Benson | November 7, 2018
[RESIDENCY] G Lucas Crane: Time Boiler | Tuesday, June 19, 2018
[RESIDENCY] Gabrielle Herbst: Ashes | Thursday, May 31, 2018
[COMMISSION] Cecilia Lopez: machinic fantasies | Tuesday, May 8, 2018
[COMMISSION] María Grand: Revés/Rêves: Dreams of a Departed Maestra // Magdalena Album Release Show | Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Mixology Festival 2018: Circuit Breakers: Gotye Presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey | Tuesday, February 13, 2018
[RESIDENCY] Lucie Vítková: Spectacle | Saturday, January 27, 2018
Current livestreams available to watch include:
Kyle Marshall Choreography: Colored | April 10, 2018
Livestreams are only available to view for 30 days after the date of the performance.