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Roulette Presents: Jason Kao Hwang Sing House & Amygdala Friday, February 6, 2015, 8pm
(Published: January 18, 2015)

What: Jason Kao Hwang's Sing House & Amygdala
When: Friday, February 6 , 8pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: Tickets $20, Members/Students/Seniors: $15, Series Members - $10, FREE for All Access Members
Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368

Brooklyn, NY: Roulette is excited to present Jason Kao Hwang's Sing House & Amygdala, Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8pm. Hwang, a celebrated and seasoned composer, violin and viola artist has and continues to create works ranging from jazz, new and world music. In 2012 the Downbeat Critics' Poll voted him "Rising Star for Violin." Both his Sing House and Amygdala ensembles bring together some of the premier players of jazz active today.

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About the Program
Sing House
Within Sing House, the score's quintessential melodies, rhythms, harmonies and textures offer rooms in which musicians extemporaneously sing. In this dramatic architecture, the unique voice of each musician is empowered to individually interpret and also, transcend interpretation to become an originating spirit that is inextricably unified to the composition's destiny. This is how music grows greater than the imagination of one to become a meta-language of memories, dreams and hope. This is how the compositions of Jason Kao Hwang house imagination, identity, and greater purpose. This is the jazz of Sing House.

Sing House
Andrew Drury - drum set
Ken Filiano - string bass
Chris Forbes - piano
Steve Swell - trombone
Jason Kao Hwang - composer/violin/viola

Amygdala explores cross-cultural language, timbre, and space within expressions focused within while projected outwards. The ensemble is named after the brain's amgydala, which is a mass of nuclei that governs our emotional responses and memories faster and prior to intellectual interventions. The amygdala is where our survival instincts reside.

Rami Seo - gayageum
Michael Wimberly - djembe, percussion
Jason Kao Hwang - composer/violin/viola

About Roulette
Roulette - one of New York City's premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.


More Information: http://roulette.org/events/jason-kao-hwangs-amygdala-sing-house/

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