Tracking The Odds: Kaffe Matthews
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.
Violinist, electronic musician, and composer Kaffe Matthews in a solo performance recorded at Roulette on 13 December 1997. Beyond the violin, Matthews has utilized theremin, wild salmon, star maps, NASA scientists, sharks, children, solo walks, and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for works presented in concert halls, city streets, basement clubs, galleries, theatres, living rooms, empty shops, and for the human body. Matthews has also engineered unique interfaces such as the sonic armchair, the sonic bed, and the sonic bike. Other projects include the collectives Music for Bodies (2006) and The Bicrophonic Research Institute (2014) where ideas and techniques are developed within a pool of coders and artists using shared and open source approaches.
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.