Tracking The Odds: Annie Gosfield
90.7-FM in NY's Upper Hudson Valley and wgxc.org/listen everywhere
wavefarm.org/listen and 1620-AM at Wave Farm
Produced by Roulette Intermedium.
The composer/keyboardist performing original compositions as well as work by mentor/alter-ego PW Schreck, “Father of Calamitonality”, recorded live in concert at Roulette on 28 October 1994. Along with Gosfield on samplers and piano are Roger Kleier on guitar and Christine Bard on drums and percussion. In addition to distinguished work for traditional ensembles, Gosfield is known to have an affection for jammed radios, broken pianos, air raid sirens, and other unconventional sonic sources. Gosfield’s discography includes four portrait CD’s on the Tzadik label including “Almost Truths and Open Deceptions” and “Lost Signals and Drifting Satellites”. A selection from the latter is included on this program. Gosfield is hosting a retrospective of her work, with a stellar list of collaborators, at the Stone at The New School, July 24-28, 2018.
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.