Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 8PM, Roulette (509 Atlantic at 3rd ave)

David Behrman’s “My Dear Siegfried”

Tim Brady’s “24 Frames”


The 24th Season of Thomas Buckner’s longstanding series for the presentation of innovative new music begins with an evening featuring two innovative composers! Composer and Sonic Arts Union founding member  David Behrman’s concert-length work is built around texts by Siegfried Sassoon & S. N. Behrman, and features Eric Barsness & Thomas Buckner (voices), Theodore Mook (cello), Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi), & Peter Zummo (trombone). Canadian Composer Tim Brady’s monumental work takes solo guitar to evocative and dramatic new territory. Featuring Stephanie Griffin (viola), Cheryl Seltzer (piano), and Martin Messier & Nelly-Eve Rajotte (video).


Purchase tickets online at Roulette.org and enter to win copies of Tim Brady’s 4CD set “24 Frames” on Ambiences Magnetique or David Berhman’s 2CD set “My Dear Siegfried” on XI Recordings!


David Behrman has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. Over the years he has made sound and multimedia installations for gallery spaces as well as compositions for performance in concerts. My Dear Siegfried, Leapday Night, On the Other Ocean, Interspecies Smalltalk and Long Throw are among Behrman’s works for soloists and small ensembles. Pen Light (2002) and View Finder (2005) are his most recent multimedia installations. Audio recordings of his works are on the XI and Lovely Music labels. Together with Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier and Gordon Mumma, Behrman was a member of the “Sonic Arts Union,” which performed and toured together in the Nineteen-Sixties and Seventies. He also worked as composer-performer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company over several extended periods ending in 2011. He has taught at several colleges, among them Bard and Mills.


Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation. He has been commissioned and performed by leading ensembles and orchestras in Canada, the USA, Australia and Europe. Two operas (Bethune and The Salome Dancer) and two symphonies (Playing Guitar: Symphony #1 and The Choreography of Time: Symphony #2) figure among his list of recent works. Since 1988 he has released 14 CDs as both a composer and a performer, most recently on the Ambiances magnétiques label. He has performed at many leading venues including The South Bank Centre and the ICA (London), The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), the Bang on a Can Festival (NY), and De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), and the Radio-France Festival Présence (Paris), and the Darwin International Guitar Festival (Australia). In January 2004 he was awarded the Prix OPUS for “Composer of the Year” by the Conseil québécois de la musique, and in November 2006 he was awarded the Jan. V. Matejzek prize by SOCAN, Canada’s performing rights organization. From 2008 to 2010 he was “composer in residence” with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval.


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Roulette (509 Atlantic at 3rd Ave)
509 Atlantic Ave
(On the corner of Atlantic + 3rd Aves)
Downtown Brooklyn, NY

2, 3, 4, 5, C, G, D, M, N, R, B & Q trains and the LIRR
(917) 267-0363