Virtual Concerts for the Lockdown

March 27th, 2020 •

Although we can’t go out to concerts right now, we can visit the video and audio archives generously shared by many adventurous venues and ensembles. The list below is just a (very) small start. Please tell me if you know of any good live new music archives.

ISSUE Project Room Archives (video)
“ISSUE’s public media archive is a consistently updated and freely accessible collection of video and audio documentation from recent and past ISSUE performances.”

Roulette TV (video)
“Roulette TV captures the creative process of live performance, giving viewers a unique window into Roulette’s distinctive programming through in-depth artist-driven features including studio visits, performance footage, and interviews.”

Tracking The Odds: The Roulette Concert Archive (audio, podcast)
“A monthly hour-long radio special produced by Roulette Intermedium (roulette.org) and broadcast in partnership with Wave Farm’s WGXC 90.7-FM and Standing Wave Radio. The broadcasts feature selected highlights from Roulette’s New York experimental music space dating from the early 1980s to the present. Thousands of rare, formative, and often unheard recordings by innovators and adventurous musicians populate the archive.”

Roulette Concert Archive Monthly Mix (audio)
“Featuring curated playlists from our concert archives, tune in to Roulette’s SoundCloud for new discoveries.”

DigitICE (video)
“DigitICE is ICE’s digital media library. Streaming performances of individual works from our live concerts, along with interviews and behind-the-scenes videos are available here for free. Most feature high definition video and high quality audio.”