Roulette

Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(917) 267-0363 
http://roulette.org/


In 1978 three young composers, Jim Staley, David Weinstein and Dan Senn, founded Roulette Intermedium and began to present concerts of music, dance and intermedia art in a Tribeca loft. Weinstein had written a piece, Café Roulette, an homage to Dada and to chance operations in music. Perhaps the three artists had some premonition that an organization dedicated to experimental art was a gamble, that the odds of its survival were long. But they invoked the hazards of chance the element of risk, and thirty-four years later, their bet is still paying off.

Our ongoing purpose has been to support artists through presenting a substantial and diverse program of concerts, commissioning new work, paying artists a deserving fee, and finding them an audience interested in learning about developments in experimental art.

Over the last three decades, as we pursue our mission, we have emphasized quality. The work we present is distinguished for its intelligence, for the virtuosity of the performers, and for the bravery of its investigation.  And now we have provided an outstanding performance environment for our artists and audiences.

Event Title
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Description
Price
  • Tue. Nov 12, 8:00 pm
The first-ever retrospective concert of the Fluxus founder's “action as composition” works.
  • Wed. Nov 6, 8:00 pm
Dream sequences by Surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel accompany this virtuoso pianist as he improvises an original score.
  • Fri. Nov 15, 8:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 16, 3:00 pm
  • Sat. Nov 16, 8:00 pm
Joan Jonas and pianist Jason Moran create an icy multimedia alchemy, inspired by the novel Under the Glacier.