Roulette Presents: Audrey Chen SOLO & Jeremiah Cymerman/Nate Wooley/Brian Chase
Feb 24, 2012 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
What: Audrey Chen & Jeremiah Cymerman/Nate Wooley/Brian Chase
When: Friday, Feb 24, 8:00pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368
Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents Audrey Chen, SOLO (cello & voice) and Jeremiah Cymerman (clarinet, electronics) in a trio joined by Nate Wooley (trumpet, amplifier) and Brian Chase (drums, amplifier) Friday, February 24 at 8pm.
Cellist and vocalist Audrey Chen is known for her intense, haunting and beautiful sounds. Firstly trained in classical and early music, Chen started to explore new negotiations in sound in 2003 to discover a more individually honest aesthetic. Now, using the cello, voice and analog electronics, Chen's work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of a homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. Chen has frequently been involved in many successful collaborations though her main focus is her improvisation project, an exploration of herrpersonal language and a visceral and honest expression of the moment, SOLO.
Jeremiah Cymerman/Nate Wooley/Brian Chase
Jeremiah Cymerman is a composer & clarinetist based in New York City. Since 2002 he has been active in a wide variety of musical contexts, premiering new works in downtown institutions like Roulette, Issue Project Room & The Stone, touring internationally, improvising with numerous musicians in various situations, curating concerts, producing & engineering albums and publishing numerous articles on music and music production. Largely influenced & insired by downtown New York’s tradition of music & art making Cymerman’s work reflects an interest in improvisation, electronic manipulation & production, traditional, studio & graphic composition as well as solo performance. Cymerman has worked or performed with a broad range of contemporary artists including Nate Wooley, John Zorn, Toby Driver, Jandek, MC Paul Barman, Mario Diaz de Leon, Evan Parker, Matthew Welch, Otomo Yoshihide, Jessica Pavone, Butch Morris, Peter Evans, Anthony Coleman and Brian Chase among many others. His recorded output has been documented on the Tzadik and Porter record labels.
Nate Wooley has become a much sought after performer, composer, and improviser, working with Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, John Zorn, Christian Marclay, C. Spencer Yeh, and David Grubbs , among others. His trumpet playing has been called “exquisitely hostile” by Italy’s Touching Extremes Magazine, and his solo performances and recordings have been numbered amongst a privileged handful that have helped to shape a new approach to the instrument.
Brian Chase is a drummer and composer living in Brooklyn, NY. Though he works in a variety of contexts, Brian is probably best known as a member of the rock group Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a band that has toured extensively throughout the world and has been nominated for two Grammys. Other recorded projects include the Seconds, a minimalist punk rock band that has two albums on the 5rc label, a duo ensemble with saxophonist Seth Misterka that has a record on the Heathen Skulls label, and Jeremiah Lockwood's Sway Machinery with a record on JDub. Performance collaborations have included Matt Welch, Jessica Pavone, Mary Halvorson, Stefan Tcherepnin, Alan Licht and Okkyung Lee. Brian is also interested in the Just Intonation tuning theory and, heavily influenced by the work of La Monte Young introduced to him by guitarist Jon Catler, has begun an ongoing recording project in which the principles of Just Intonation are applied to drums and percussion. This project, called "Drums and Drones," has seen live performances at the Stone and the Abrons Arts Center. His most influential drum and percussion teachers are and have been Susie Ibarra, Greg Bandy, and Michael Rosen.
Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave
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