Roulette Presents Ensemble Tzara for World Premiere of Robert Ashley's MIXED BLESSINGS, INDIANA Tonight

Roulette Presents Ensemble Tzara for World Premiere of Robert Ashley's MIXED BLESSINGS, INDIANA Tonight

Roulette, celebrating 35 years of new and adventurous music, are thrilled to present the Swiss-based Ensemble Tzara for a performance of the world premiere of a new composition from Robert Ashley along with recent works by Timothy McCormack and Ensemble Tzara's own resident composer David Sontòn.

In Mixed Blessings, Indiana for Horn, Cello and Synthesizer, Ashley transforms the ephemera of contemporary American literature, from simple advertising leaflets to mass consumer paperbacks, into a series of text for recitation. Born of chance and determinism, this remarkable work presents the musicians the freedom to choose sequence of the succession of the 16 composed scores.

McCormack's Interfacing with the Surface explores a tense volley of sounds, an interaction between instruments and static electronic noise. Sontòn's La metta da feine round out the evening's performance.
Mixed Blessing, Indiana by Robert Ashley for Horn, Cello and Synthesizer (World Premiere)
Interfacing with the Surface by Timothy McCormack for Horn, Cello, Synthesizer and Live-Electronics.
La metta da feine by David Sontòn for Horn, Cello and Synthesizer.

The performance will take place tonight, Dec 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for members/students/seniors. For more information, visit

About Roulette: 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.

Pictured: Robert Ashely

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