Roulette is such a great place. We have been covering a lot of great music happening there, but did you know that a fair share of their program is dedicated to dance? On Tuesday, October 29, Roulette presented a new installment in its [COMPOSER/CHOREOGRAPHER] series: Maura Donohue and Adam Cuthbert. We were there to snap some photos and take some vines…
If you live in Leeds or Oxford, there is still time to catch Graphic Scores, a touring project taking place from October 3 to 11.
Some remarkable musicians including pianist Joanna MacGregor and cellist Oliver Coates will perform works by George Crumb, Cathy Berberian, John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Tom Phillips RA, Jennifer Walshe and others against their respective projected scores, used as a backdrop.
A series of illustrated talks will include Theresa Sauer, from Notations21, that inspired this project.
The last two dates of the tour are:
October 10, in Leeds at Howard Assembly Room, 7.30pm. Pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer at 6.15pm, free to ticket holders: howardassemblyroom.co.uk.
October 11, in Oxford at St John The Evangelist, Oxford promoted by Oxford Contemporary Music, 8pm. Pre-concert talk with Theresa Sauer at 7pm, free to ticket holders: ocmevents.org.
For those of us who won’t be able to make it—and wish it could happen near us—here are some of the scores that will accompany the performances…
On Monday, September 23, Ear Heart Music—Amelia Lukas’ new chamber music series hosted by Roulette—kicked off its second season in Brooklyn with an evening titled Light and Dark, featuring Hotel Elefant.
Hotel Elefant at Roulette – Photo Thomas Deneuville
On Saturday, May 25, Instruments Unbound: Soloists with Electronics, Found Sounds, and Video, a multimedia concert curated by Jennifer Stock, took place at the 92Y Tribeca. Four eclectic sets by Florent Ghys, Lesley Flanigan, Angélica Negrón, and Jennifer Stock herself showcased very different approaches to live processing and video art/projections.
On Monday, April, 22, Cantaloupe Records inaugurated its Cantaloupe Café series at The Strand in NYC. It took the form of an evening of music and conversation around Shelter—a collaboration between Bang on a Can co-founders Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe and David Lang.
Martha Cluver, Mellissa Hughes, and Caroline Shaw (known together as Va Vocals) performed “I Want to Live.”
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