Our Defensive Measurements

Our Defensive Measurements (2013) is a song cycle commissioned by the Jerome Foundation and Roulette as part of the Emerging Composers program. It was first premiered at Roulette on Feb. 22, 2013. Using the full space of the Roulette concert hall, each song in the cycle has been designed for the audience and performers to be in a particular physical arrangement or engaged in a particular task. The piece was performed by Gelsey Bell (voice/metallophone) with Jen Baker (trombone/voice), Paul Pinto (voice/metallophone/jack-of-all-trades), Dave Ruder (clarinet/voice), and Aliza Simons (euphonium/voice).

 

 

Defense. Roulette, Brooklyn. Feb. 13

Dial tone. Roulette, Brooklyn. Feb. 13.

Tiger. Performed by Dave Ruder and Aliza Simons. Roulette, Brooklyn. Feb. 13.

Before Factory Floor, the audience was asked to mark out their comfort zones. Here’s an example from John King. Roulette, Brooklyn. Feb. 13.

Factory Floor. Roulette, Brooklyn. Feb. 13.

On My Toes. Roulette, Brooklyn. Feb. 13.

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