[members-announce] Rozanne Levine & Chakra Tuning at Roulette, NYC, Dec. 8, 2008

Rozanne Levine romarkable at verizon.net
Sun Nov 30 15:51:09 EST 2008

                    at ROULETTE, NYC, on
                MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008

Rozanne Levine -  alto clarinet, clarinet, bamboo flute, compositions
Mark Whitecage – clarinet, soprano sax, electronics
Perry Robinson – clarinet, sopranino clarinet
Rosi Hertlein – violin, voice

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)
New York, NY 10013


General, $15.
Harvestworks and DTW members, Students & Seniors: $10.
Roulette members / Location One members: free.

More info:
Reservations / Tickets: 212.219.8242
Roulette – www.roulette.org; www.myspace.com/rouletteintermedium
Rozanne Levine - www.erjn.it/mus/whitecage/projects.htm;

Extra -- Ben Young of WKCR-FM in Manhattan INTERVIEWS ROZANNE and PREVIEWS
on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 FROM 4:00-6:O0PM est.
Tune in and find out what Rozanne is up to! -- in the NYC area tune to
or listen to a live stream at www.columbia.edu/cu/wkcr/

In CHAKRA TUNING, Rozanne Levine brings her love of improvisational
spontaneity and organic, subtly shifting sounds to the fore. Sonic
conversations emerge and develop as the group explores textures, sonorities
and space. The “hauntingly beautiful” music of Chakra Tuning weaves in and
out of melodies, exploring rhythms, moods and inner space in a transforming,
unfolding journey.

Ms. LEVINE performs on alto clarinet, clarinet and bamboo flute, and her
long-time band mate MARK WHITECAGE joins her on clarinet, soprano saxophone
and electronics. Adding their totally original voices to Chakra Tuning are
clarinetist PERRY ROBINSON and violinist/vocalist ROSI HERTLEIN. Rozanne
Levine’s compositions form the thematic material from which the musicians
improvise. Electronic manipulation plays a part in the group sound, as do
bird whistles, ocarinas, half horns and percussion. Chakra Tuning recorded
their debut CD, Only Moment, in January/April 2008 and plan to release it

All the members of Chakra Tuning are acclaimed composers and bandleaders.
Clarinetist/composer/improviser ROZANNE LEVINE has worked with dancers,
poets, actors, vocalists, and sound sculptors, in bands large and small, and
with some of the most creative musicians on both coasts, including Anthony
Braxton, William Parker, Jason Kao Hwang, Nick Mathis, The New Reed Quartet,
The Bi-Coastal Orchestra, Robert (Mike) Mahaffay, and the Improvisors
Collective Orchestra, among others.  She was a founding member of William
and Patricia Nicholson Parker’s Improvisors Collective, and performed on
Whitecage’s sound sculptures in the Glass House Ensemble.  She is also a
noted photographer and received a commission grant from Philadelphia’s
Painted Bride Art Center for both her music and photographs.  MARK WHITECAGE
is internationally known as an innovative instrumentalist and composer in
the fields of jazz and new music. He has performed internationally and
recorded with some of the leading artists of our time, including Jeanne Lee,
Anthony Braxton, Jacques Coursil, The Nu Band, Lane / Grassi / Whitecage,
Gunter Hampel, Mario Pavone, Joe McPhee, William Parker, Marshall Allen and
Steve Swell.  PERRY ROBINSON is the sui generis master of the clarinet in
jazz, folk and avant-garde music who has worked with everyone from Dave
Brubeck and Bill Dixon to Pete Seeger, George Clinton, Badal Roy and Anthony
Braxton; and ROSI HERTLEIN is a breathtaking improviser on both violin and
voice who has performed and recorded with Cecil Taylor, Pauline Oliveros,
Joe McPhee, Joe Giardullo, Ivo Perelman, Wendy Osserman Dance Company, and
Howard Johnson, to name a few.

"Your music was hauntingly beautiful." -- Meriam Lobel, Director - Folk Arts
Program, Park Performing Arts Center, NJ

"As an ensemble you are one of my favorite to listen to ... You created a
special environment and took me to a mythical world quite unique." -- Robert
Mahaffay, percussionist and director of Mahaffay Musical Archives

"a surprising and wonderful evening of music ... In the past, groups of this
size and style have tended towards explosive outbursts like a battery of
cannons. This group can certainly explode and erupt ... Still…words like
bright, clever and meditative seem more apt for description. The audience
that gathered to witness this event...appeared completely entranced." --

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