Roulette to Welcome Brett Sroka in SINE QUA NON, Featuring Carl Maguire, 1/20

Roulette presents composer and trombonist Brett Sroka in a premier performance of his new composition Sine Qua Non, featuring pianist Carl Maguire, January 20, 2014 8pm.

Sine Qua Non was developed in part at Alfred University's Institute of Electronic Arts and the Vilnius Academy of Art, Nida Art Colony in Lithuania, Sroka is joined by pianist Carl Maguire whose live performance is sampled and processed by a special Max/MSP patch in an improvisational dialogue between performance and abstract processing, the acoustic and electronic, the transient and the essential (Sine Qua Non, i.e., without which there is nothing). As the live interaction between the two musicians develops, the sampled fragments slowly take over through generative processing, and Roulette's performance space becomes the site of an ever-changing, multi-channel sound installation and offers each listener a unique immersive sonic experience based on spatial position and engagement with the emergent new work.

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.

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