Launched in 1999, Roulette TV has produced over 120 episodes – broadcast weekly on Manhattan and Brooklyn cable networks and distributed through Roulette’s website and Vimeo channel. RTV 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.
On November 30, 2020, the composer and acclaimed vibraphonist Bill Ware presented his score for the 1926 film The Adventures of Prince Achmed at Roulette. Joined by the Prince Achmed Band—Ware on vibraphone, Steve Bernstein on slide trumpet, Sam Bardfeld on violin, Philip Mayer on percussion, John Murchison on gimbri and bass—the performance is lively and captivating and not to be missed. Watch it now with an exclusive interview with Ware post show.
Full RTV Episodes
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. Use the dropdown below to browse full episodes or visit Roulette’s Vimeo channel.
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
Roulette TV is also on the cable channel and digital platform NYXT.nyc—a branch of MNN. Watch NYXT in Manhattan on Spectrum 1992 and Fios 38, and in Brooklyn on Spectrum 1997, Fios 45, and RCN 85. You can also watch the 24/7 livestream or stream from their on-demand video library.