Tracking The Odds: Min Xiao Fen
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Produced by Roulette Intermedium.
Min Xiao Fen is a Chinese pipa player and vocalist, known for her work in traditional Chinese music, contemporary classical and experimental music, and jazz and has worked with numerous contemporary composers, including Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Carl Stone, Derek Bailey, John Zorn and Björk. In this program we hear the solo work, including covers of Thelonius Monk, traditional and pop Chinese tunes, and extended techniques for her instruments. These recordings come from two different concerts produced by Roulette, one from 2004 and one from 2010.
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. 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 1am 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.