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Welcome to Roulette at Home for the week of July 2. 
Dispatch
Elena Demyanenko

In this Dispatch, performance artist Elena Demyanenko discusses and previews her collaborative work welter— originally scheduled to premiere at Roulette in June—and her interest in observing how work and engagement with art will now change and develop.
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Roulette TV: Henry Threadgill

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and saxophonist Henry Threadgill performs All The Way Light Touch, a Roulette commission, in this episode from 2010. The performance is followed by an interview in which Threadgill discusses style and technique, the absurd rigidity of studying European Classical music in the 1980s and 1990s, and the challenges and levity of being an artist in New York City.
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Joseph C Phillips Jr & Numinous: The Grey Land | October 16, 2018

The 2018 world premiere of Joseph C. Phillips’s mono-opera The Grey Land, explores themes of humanity and identity in relation to race, class, and power through the lens of a Black mother’s experiences navigating American society with her son. 

 
The Roulette Tapes: Myra Melford
In this month's podcast pianist and composer, Myra Melford discusses her influences and cross-genre creations, mentors and collaborators from Leroy Jenkins to Butch Morris, keyboard and electronic techniques, and curiosity to keep exploring. Her interview is lushly illustrated with concert excerpts.
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“This moment of crisis has put the life-affirming value of the arts into sharper focus. The very soul of our city and nation is at stake, and this passionate surging of expression is us proving our identity.”

Wynton Marsalis on the necessity of funding arts education in the face of proposed budget cuts by the city of New York.
Resources and Announcements
Whitney Screens: Kota Ezawa's National Anthem. Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. 

A friendly reminder to fill out the 2020 Census if you haven't done so already.

The Red Bull Arts Microgrant Program – Direct Funding for Artists

Black Lives Matter: Ways You Can Help

Anti-Racism Guide: a collection of resources for people who want to do active anti-racism work in their lives and communities

COVID-19 - Racial Equity & Social Justice Resources

Creative Capital: List of Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund 

Arts COVID Big List
Want more? Our digital archive features over 4,000 concerts dating back to our first performance in 1978. Today, this includes hundreds of audio and video recordings, photos, notes, programs, posters, and ephemera collected, restored, and preserved, with thousands of more items to come. The Roulette Archive is available to all for free, online at roulette.org/archive.
 
 
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