WGXC-90.7 FM

Tracking The Odds: Mary Halvorson

Aug 24, 2020: 3pm - 4pm
WGXC 90.7-FM: Radio for Open Ears

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Standing Wave Radio

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Produced by Roulette Intermedium.

This edition features the stunningly imaginative guitarist and composer Mary Halvorson in concert excerpts recorded at Roulette between 2013-19. Coming from jazz roots, and extending the vocabulary with both power and electronics, hear solos, duos, and ensemble compositions and improvisations with collaborators Brandon Seabrook, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, and John Dietrich. In recent Downbeat Critics Polls Halvorson has been celebrated as guitarist, rising star jazz artist, composer of the year, and in 2019 she was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.

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.