Darius Jones: For The People at Roulette


509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(917) 267-0363


Mon, November 5, 2018
8:00 pm

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For The People is a collection of compositions by Darius Jones, in collaboration with The Wet Ink Large Ensemble, that expresses the many reasons why American citizens should vote in this year’s November Congressional election. As artists, we have the power to inform, inspire, and empower our community to action.
Inspired by the idea of America as an experiment, Jones needed a compositional strategy that would be flexible, and due to of the experimentalism, improvisation, ensemble interaction, and theatricality inherent to the structure, writing game pieces was a natural choice. He created a scenario where participants must follow the rules of the piece while simultaneously giving their unique perspective: an important aspect that reflects American culture as a culmination of multiple opposing perspectives. There is never only one viewpoint. There is no dictator. We all have a voice....

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Kerry Santullo uploaded this event on September 7, 2018

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