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November 2017

Go: Organic Orchestra: Murmuration

November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Please note that this performance has moved to November 27! Go: Organic Orchestra is a 21st century vision of a “future orchestra.” Artistic director Adam Rudolph‘s prototypical approach to composing and improvisational conducting embraces music forms and cosmologies from around the world. Using a non-linear score with his unique approach to rhythm as the seed material, Rudolph improvisationally conducts the musicians in concert. This creates spontaneous orchestrations which serve as both context and inspiration for the musician’s improvisational dialogue. The…

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The Nubian Word for Flowers; A Phantom Opera / Rainbird

November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Experiments in Opera, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), and M.o.M., Inc. celebrate the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros with the premiere of her opera collaboration with writer/director IONE. Encompassing the Nubian Diaspora and the life of Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener of Khartoum, the opera uses live performance, electronics and moving images to create a deep dream exploration of Nubian soul and Colonial Mind. EiO will present selections from Rainbird a work-in-development between EiO co-founder Aaron Siegel and director, Mallory Catlett,…

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December 2017

ACFNY Presents: Ensemble SD / Breaking News

December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Austrian ensemble Ensemble SD presents an evening of US premieres and performances of commissioned pieces by George Lewis and Oxana Omelchuk, followed by works by Johannes Kreidler, John Zorn, and others. The key work for the concert is George Lewis’ new piece commissioned by the group, followed by another commissioned piece by Belarusian composer Oxana Omelchuk, features two solo trombones. Both pieces will be premiered in October during the 50th edition of musikprotokoll, one of the most important festivals for…

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Jeremiah Cymerman: Systema Munditotius

December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Composed in 2017, Systema Mundtitotius is a hypnotic and mysterious concert length piece written as a concerto for two improvising percussionists with the accompaniment of clarinet choir. Employing a system of alternate fingerings and pitch specific electronic feedback, the clarinet choir surrounds the percussionists in a sonic environment that propels and informs the performances of the soloists. Drawing inspiration from and paying tribute to the writings and mandala drawings of CG Jung, the first iteration of System Munditotius took place…

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Darius Jones: Samesoul Maker

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Darius Jones’ Samesoul Maker is the second installment of a three-part work utilizing a new language and compositional approach fully created by Jones. For his 2014 compositional debut at Carnegie Hall, Jones presented the second iteration, The Oversoul Manual, an a cappella work comprised of 15 pieces performed by his vocal quartet, the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit. An elemental part of Jones’ Mani’sh Boy mythology, the piece is a fully illuminated, radical expression of Jones’ profound love for the voice, which remains…

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Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa: Celebrating Philip Glass

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Two of Philip Glass' closest collaborators and friends, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa, perform an all-Glass recital of music for two pianos and piano four-hands. The program includes the two-piano suite from Glass’ opera Les Enfants Terribles, a selection of music for piano-four hands including “The Chase from Orphée,” the New York premiere of the musical interlude from The Voyage, and “Stokes,” as well as Glass’ dynamic “Four Movements for Two Pianos.” roulette.org @roulette_tweets @roulette_intermedium

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UnCaged Toy Piano Festival: Automotoy

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Automoty showcases a variety of works incorporating mechanical musical instruments with live performers, as well as John Cage‘s Amplified Toy Pianos. Originally founded in 2007 by pianist and composer Phyllis Chen, the UnCaged Toy Piano is a composition competition designed to expand the music for toy piano. The instrument has gained interest by performers, composers and artists from a large variety of artistic backgrounds. Given the large number of submissions received through the years, UnCaged Toy Piano has since become…

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Vicky Chow & Ben Reimer Duo: Softcore

December 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
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Pianist Vicky Chow (Bang on a Can All-Stars) performs as a duo with percussionist Ben Reimer, Percussion (Architek Percussion). On tap for the evening are newly commissioned solo and duo works with multimedia by Canadian composers Nicole Lizée and Vincent Ho, as well as a new arrangement of “Double Happiness” from Rome Prize-winner Christopher Cerrone. Montreal-based percussionist Ben Reimer and Vancouver-born Brooklyn-based pianist Vicky Chow met several years ago at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute at MASS MoCA.…

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