MARIEL ROBERTS CELLO
On February 5th, join me for the release of my new album Armament , streaming live from Roulette in Brooklyn at 8pm. Also featuring Brian Chase and Mario Diaz de Leon.
My performance for Miller Theater's "Live from Columbia" is now up! The program, which you can view here, includes "Spinner" by George Lewis, one of my own compositions, and excerpts from the beloved sixth Cello Suite by J.S. Bach.
The Library of Congress has commissioned a series of 10 new works from composers across America in The Boccaccio Project, inspired by a similar literary effort in the mid-14th century by Giovanni Boccaccio.
The new work written for me by Ashkan Behzadi will premiere on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on June 24th at 8pm, and the commission manuscripts will become part of the Library’s music collections.
Check out Wet Ink's newest platform: Archive!
Archive is a platform for artists to write about their work, and an online repository for Wet Ink's 20+ years of recordings. The first issue which features writings by myself, Charmaine Lee, and Sam Pluta & Alex Mincek (discussing the new Wet Ink album).
My recording of Jeffrey Mumford's beautiful new solo cello work, radiances spreading from a world of resonant stillness is now available- listen to it here!
My collaboration with Mario Diaz De Leon, Irradiance , is now out on Mario's new album "Cycle and Reveal" with Denovali records.
The video from the premiere of Sam Pluta and my work, Binary/Momentary iii is up!!
I'm excited to announce my new album "Armament" which will be coming out February 5th on the Figureight label! You can check out a little teaser single and preorder on Bandcamp now!
"Mariel's solo album fuses her cello with gritty yet somehow dazzling electronics. The album is called Armanent because, Roberts says, “We're living through times in which so much culture is being weaponized, turned into instruments of violence”. The tortured soundscape ... is somehow both a revelation of that weaponization and a catharsis."