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Tracking The Odds: David Behrman and Jon Gibson

Aug 26, 2019: 3pm - 4pm
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Produced by Roulette Intermedium.

Two treasured musical innovators in a duo performance at Roulette on December 10, 1999. David Behrman has been an influential artist since the 1960s, largely with electronic systems. Together with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, and Gordon Mumma, Behrman was a founding member of Sonic Arts Union. He had a long association with Merce Cunningham as composer and performer. His accomplishments (sound design for Federico Fellini!) include producing the Columbia Records 60s-70s series that introduced Terry Riley, Robert Ashley, John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Christian Wolff and others to the listening public. His compositions and installations continue to dazzle. Jon Gibson is master of the flute and saxophone, a composer and visual artist, and a founding and continuing member of the Philip Glass Ensemble. Gibson performed in the premiers of In C by Terry Riley and Drumming by Steve Reich, performed the music of Moondog with the composer, and was briefly a member of the Theatre of Eternal Music with La Monte Young. His contribution to the experimental arts community is immeasurable.

Tracking The Odds: The Roulette Concert Archive is a monthly hour-long radio special produced by Roulette Intermedium (roulette.org) and broadcast in partnership with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM and Standing Wave Radio. The broadcasts feature selected highlights from Roulette’s New York experimental music space dating from the early 1980s to the present. Thousands of rare, formative, and often unheard recordings by innovators and adventurous musicians populate the archive. Tracking The Odds airs the third Thursday of each month at 1 a.m. ET and is archived at wavefarm.org.

Founded in 1978, Roulette operates a 400-seat concert hall on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn with a focus on experimental and unorthodox music and performance across all genres and media. It's archive of thousands of audio and video recordings is currently being restored.

Pictured: A screening, reading, and performance for Henry Hills' film "Money" at Roulette (1985) with dancer Pooh Kaye surrounded by (L-R) John Zorn, Tom Cora, Ciro Baptiste, (obstructed, possibly Sally Silvers), Abigail Child, Diane Ward, Susie Timmons, Alan Davies, Bruce Andrews, Ikue Mori, Jim Staley, Butch Morris. Photo: Lona Foote.