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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.

All 150+ episodes of Roulette TV are now organized and available here. This vibrant archive traces 20 years of the avant-grade in New York and beyond, offering live performance footage and in-depth interviews with artists to an expanded audience. Each episode provides a window into an artist’s experience and practice while the series as a whole beautifully illustrates Roulette’s rich history and place in New York’s music and performance canon. Enjoy this unique view into all that Roulette has offered over the years and stay tuned for new episodes released monthly.

Recent RTV Episodes

Roulette TV sits down with drummer, percussionist, and composer Lesley Mok to discuss a bird in its chest, which premiered at Roulette in […]
Roulette TV sits down with artist Angie Pittman to discuss their performance, I’ll tell you, but please be still—presented at Roulette […]
Roulette TV sits down with artists Jon Kinzel and Vicky Shick to discuss their performance, Standing in a Doorway and Calling It a […]
Roulette TV sits down with mover Ayano Elson to discuss her performance, A Gardener—presented at Roulette in June 2021.
Roulette TV sits down with composer James Brandon Lewis to discuss his performance, Jesup Wagon—presented at Roulette on May 7, 2021.
Roulette TV sits down with composer Sonya Belaya to discuss her performance, Cognitive Distortions / Ancestral Patterns—presented part of […]
Roulette TV sits down with composer and percussionist Susie Ibarra to discuss her performance, Talking Gong with Claire Chase and Alex […]
RTV sits down with drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara to discuss his 2021 Residency performance, Shizuko.
Roulette TV sits down with Ches Smith to discuss his gig with Bill Frisell, Mat Maneri, and Craig Taborn at Roulette.

Recent RTV Shorts

Composer/bassist Max Johnson recently invited us to his studio to give us a preview of the second of his two concerts in residence (with […]
Isabel Crespo Pardo discusses desbordandome (the overflowing self), a new set of open form pieces written for their trio.
Composer, musician, and 2022 Roulette Resident Artist Cassie Wieland invited RTV to her apartment/studio to discuss her work.
Roulette 2022 Van Lier Fellow Alfredo Colón invited us to his studio to discuss the origins of his Echando Los Santos.
Ned Rothenberg, Alain Kirili and Ariane Lopez-Huici chat with Roulette about their April 24th 2021 performance—Concert Without Public.
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.

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