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 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.
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 concert footage followed by an exclusive interview with Evans about the ensemble, their process, and working at […]
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 […]

Recent RTV Shorts

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.
On the 10th anniversary of Phill Niblock‘s Winter Solstice Concert at Roulette, Roulette co-founders Jim Staley and David […]
In this Studio Visit, RTV chats with artist Muyassar Kurdi about Vast Geographies— a ritual exploring ecology, movement in stillness, […]
In this Studio Visit, Roulette TV visits composer and our Van Lier Fellow Anjna Swaminathan in her home to discuss her project, "Rivers […]
In this dispatch, we catch up with vocalist and composer, Gelsey Bell. A frequent collaborator in many projects presented at […]

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