Sylvie Courvoisier Trio // Nate Wooley: Battle Pieces IV

Monday, December 3, 2018
Performance 8pm / Doors 7pm

What: Sylvie Courvoisier premieres a new work with her Trio, while Nate Wooley presents the next iteration of his ongoing Battle Pieces project.
When: Monday, December 3, 2018
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: / (917) 267-0368

Brooklyn, NY – Composers Sylvie Courvoisier and Nate Wooley return to Roulette for a two-part presentation of new work. Intrepid pianist Sylvie Courvoisier appears alongside bassist Drew Gress and percussionist Kenny Wollesen as a trio, before joining Nate Wooley for the return of Battle Pieces. In its fourth iteration at Roulette, this ever-expanding set of compositions began in 2014 as a commission for Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Music Festival and is first within a system Wooley calls “social music.” The piece embodies Wooley’s desire to explore kaleidoscopic sonic boundaries through fearless playing. Wooley and Courvoisier are joined by improvisers Ingrid Laubrock on saxophones and Matt Moran on vibraphone.

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio
Sylvie Courvoisier: piano
Drew Gress: bass
Kenny Wollesen: drums

Battle Pieces IV
Nate Wooley: trumpet
Sylvie Courvoisier: piano
Ingrid Laubrock: saxophones
Matt Moran: vibraphone

Nate Wooley was born in 1974 in Clatskanie, Oregon, a town of 2,000 people in the timber country of the Pacific Northwestern corner of the U.S. He began playing trumpet professionally with his father, a big band saxophonist, at the age of 13. His time in Oregon, a place of relative quiet and slow time reference, instilled in Nate a musical aesthetic that has informed all of his music making for the past 20 years.

Sylvie Courvoisier is a pianist, composer and improviser. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, Courvoisier moved to New York in 1998 and has lived in Brooklyn since that time. Courvoisier has led multiple groups over the years and has recorded 8 albums as a band leader and 50 albums (25 as a co-leader and 25 as a side-person) for different labels, notably ECM, Tzadik and Intakt Records. Both Wooley and Courvoisier have a long history with Roulette and have presented many of their most important works with the organization.