Roulette TV

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.

Latest Release

The July 2021 episode of Roulette TV is devoted to percussionist Ches Smith‘s quartet with musicians Craig TabornMat Maneri, and Bill Frisell. Accompanied by live footage from their concert at Roulette in May 2021, Smith discusses the origins of the group, the years of working together through touring, the pandemic, and his ongoing relationship with Roulette.

RTV Episodes

Roulette TV sits down with Ches Smith to discuss his gig with Bill Frisell, Mat Maneri, and Craig Taborn at Roulette.
RTV revisits commissioned artist Parnmongkol's dreamy multimedia project.
American jazz drummer and poet William Hooker discusses his new multimedia work, Chimes.
Fay Victor reflects on her recent work with her avant-garde 'dance' group SoundNoiseFUNK and the album release of WE'VE HAD ENOUGH!
This RTV episode features composer and acclaimed vibraphonist Bill Ware presenting his score for the 1926 film The Adventures of Prince […]
In this episode of RTV we present the second residency performance by saxophonist Aaron Burnett – a duet with acclaimed percussionist […]
RTV chats with bassist and composer Brandon Lopez about the first performance of his year-long Roulette residency with new works for his […]
RTV talks with the multitalented improviser, composer, and trumpeter Jaimie Branch about her quartet FLY or DIE's show at Roulette, […]
In this studio visit, composer, producer, and performer Aaron Burnett plays an improvisation, discusses his upcoming performance at […]

RTV Shorts

In this Dispatch, we hear an update from the composer and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Guerin. His Roulette commission, Wishes, a […]
Roulette TV catches up with composer Simon Hanes, whose performance was originally scheduled for June, via video chat. Hanes talks about […]
Ned Rothenberg, Alain Kirili and Ariane Lopez-Huici chat with Roulette about their April 24th 2021 performance—Concert Without Public.
This RTV episode features concert footage followed by an exclusive interview with Evans about the ensemble, their process, and working at […]
Experimental electronic musician Lesley Flanigan chats about her upcoming streamed performance at Roulette—a solo set for voice and […]
Sound and light artist Doron Sadja chats with us about his postponed project at Roulette—a multichannel sound work that explores the […]
Resident artist Crystal Penalosa discusses her upcoming performance and the importance of breath.
Artist Matt Mottel discusses his latest project opening Roulette’s Winter 2021 season on January 15.
On the 10th anniversary of Phill Niblock‘s Winter Solstice Concert at Roulette, Roulette co-founders Jim Staley and David […]

About RTV

Roulette TV is a collection of video programs that capture 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.

Launching in 1999, Roulette TV has worked with countless artists and produced over 160 episodes–broadcast weekly on Manhattan and Brooklyn cable networks and distributed through Roulette’s website, Vimeo, and YouTube channels. The Roulette TV archive includes many avant-garde luminaries such as Pauline Oliveros, Jerome Cooper, Robert Ashley, Sun Ra, David Behrman, as well many early-career artists as they establish a practice. 

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 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