Thursday October 5, 2017 @ 8pm, Roulette
Steve Swell Ensemble: “Leaf Peeping In Poland”
Eva Zöllner: Accordion Music by Women Composers
Trombonist and composer Steve Swell presents a new ensemble work Leaf Peeping in Poland with original text and music performed by Deanna Relyea (mezzo-soprano), Patricia Nicholson Parker (voice/dance), Thomas Buckner (baritone), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Piotr Michalowski (soprano saxophone, bass clarinet), Dave Sewelson (baritone saxophone), Larry Roland (bass), James Ilgenfritz (bass), and Michael T.A. Thompson (drums). German accordionist Eva Zöllner performs recent works by Jagoda Szmytka, Georgina Derbez, Rebecca Saunders, Milica Djordjevic and Sofia Gubaidulina. Funding generously provided by Goethe Institute.
Thursday November 2, 2017 @ 8pm, Roulette
Michael Byron: The Ultra Violet of Many Parallel Paths (2016) World Premier with Joseph Kubera, Marilyn Nonken, pianos
Juho Laitinen: A Manifesto of Sounding
Pianists Joseph Kubera and Marilyn Nonken perform the world premiere of Michael Byron’s The Ultra Violet of Many Parallel Paths for two pianos. Finnish cellist and composer Juho Laitinen performs original works for cello, voice and virtual rhythmicon that explore multiphonics, polyrhythms, ritual and resonance.
Thursday December 7, 2017 @ 8pm, Roulette
Graham Haynes: Chamber works for Momenta Quartet and Michel Gentile Flute Ensemble
David Taylor’s Calithumpians: BIG STORIES FOR a small Group
Composer and cornetist Graham Haynes presents new chamber works performed by Momenta Quartet and the Michel Gentile Flute Ensemble, and also performs a work for solo cornet and electronics. Trombonist and composer David Taylor presents Big Stories for a Small Group performed by David Taylor and the Calithumpians featuring Taylor (bass trombone and vocals), Ron Stabinsky (piano and vocals), Moppa Elliot (double bass and vocals), and Kevin Shea (percussion and vocals) with words by Johann Friedrich Von Schiller, Hippocrates, Black Sabbath, Dante, Led Zeppelin, and Heinrich Heine.
Thursday February 1, 2018 @ 8pm, Roulette
Georg Graewe: Sonic Fiction and Further Speculations
Carman Moore and the Skymusic Ensemble
Celebrated German pianist and composer Georg Graewe premieres new work for solo piano, plus US premieres of his works Afternoon In Coloured Frames, AusFaltungen, and Rhyme and Discourse. New York composer/conductor Carman Moore leads his Skymusic Ensemble featuring special guest Mor Dior Bamba (voice), with Martha Mooke (viola), Linda Wetherill (flute), Neil Alexander (keyboard), Eli Fountain (percussion), Dale Kleps (saxophone and flutes), Brian Lee (bass and keyboard), and David Pearl (piano) in a program including his Harlem (Morningside Mystique), The Quiet Piece, Point-Counterpoint (guest Thomas Buckner), Dante Hell Water, and Righteous Heroes.
Thursday March 1, 2018 @ 8pm, Roulette
Gustavo Matamoros: Frozen Music, with David Dunn & Rene Barge
Ben Manley: Electro Acoustic Solos and Duos
Miami based sound art collective Frozen Music featuring Gustavo Matamoros, David Dunn and Rene Barge present the New York premiere of a multichannel sound performance entitled March in NY. Composer and experimenter Ben Manley will present a program of electroacoustic solos including a duet with Julia Santoli (voice) and a trio with guitarists David Watson and David First.
Thursday May 3, 2018 @ 8pm, Roulette
Thomas Buckner: works by Malcolm Goldstein, Jacques Bekaert, & Bun Ching Lam
Thomas Buckner, baritone, performs new works for voice and instruments including a piece by Malcolm Goldstein for violin and voice based on poetry of Basho; Jacques Bekaert’s A Distant Harmony, for baritone, flute, viola, and bass clarinet; Requiem, for baritone flute, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, timpani, violin, ‘cello, and contrabass to poems of Whitman, Neruda, Thomas, Celan, Anna Akmatova and Jacques Bekaert; Bun Ching Lam’s Songs from Cold Mountain, to poems by Han Shan, for baritone, flute, harp and viola, and Last Love Songs, for baritone and piano.