Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music

The 2016 edition of Roulette’s Festival of Mixology, running from Tuesday, February 16, to Saturday, February 20, 2016, explores the history and tradition of electronics as it influences contemporary performance.

Mixology Power Switch: The Nine Lives of Electronic Music

Boerum Hill

The 2016 edition of Roulette’s Festival of Mixology, running from Tuesday, February 16, to Saturday, February 20, 2016, explores the history and tradition of electronics as it influences contemporary performance.

Over five days and featuring nine artists and their collaborators, the Festival illustrates the potency of invention and re-invention that has fueled experimentation and imagination for a century. Concerts feature masters in the art of of Theremin, synthesizer, sampling, glitch, appropriation, film and video interface, analog processing, circuit bending, and DJ technology.

Curated by David Weinstein, the co-founder of Roulette and producer of the first Festival of Mixology over 25 years ago, the series celebrates resurrected, restored, and recovered machinery, vintage recordings, and principles of electronic sound and image stretched to impact new and adventurous work.

Tuesday, February 16 Dorit Chrysler // DJ Dog Dick

Wednesday, February 17 Val-Inc // Trumpet Trumpet Synthesizer

Thursday, February 18 Z’EV: CINEmotion // Lary 7

Friday, February 19 David Linton: bicamRL AV // Thomas Dexter

Saturday, February 20 Yuka C. Honda

 

David Weinstein is a composer, curator, radio producer, event organizer, and activist for new and experimental arts in all media. He has been a director of programming and/or operations at Roulette, MoMA PS1, Clocktower Gallery and Radio, Outpost Gallery, and many more. He has performed and recorded with artists including Shelley Hirsch, Elliott Sharp, and John Zorn. His radio series, Impossible Music, is streamed at clocktower.org.

ABOUT ROULETTE
In 1978 three young composers, Jim Staley, David Weinstein and Dan Senn, founded Roulette Intermedium and began to present concerts of music, dance and intermedia art in a Tribeca loft. Weinstein had written a piece, Café Roulette, an homage to Dada and to chance operations in music. Perhaps the three artists had some premonition that an organization dedicated to experimental art was a gamble, that the odds of its survival were long. But they invoked the hazards of chance the element of risk, and thirty-four years later, their bet is still paying off.

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