Tracking The Odds: Charmaine Lee
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 imaginative vocalist in sets recorded at Roulette in 2017 and 2019 ranging from rapid-fire free improvisation to the sober austerity of Japanese onkyo. Here we hear Lee solo and in duos with the unpredictable Nate Wooley on trumpet and composer/keyboardist Conrad Tao, here on electronics. Charmaine Lee is from Sydney, Australia, now based in New York, and is admired for spontaneity, playfulness, risk-taking, and unorthodox virtuosity.
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 fourth Monday of the month from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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.