Mariel Roberts has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician across four continents, most notably as a member and co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble (named “The Best Classical Music Ensemble of 2018” by The New York Times), as well as with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Mivos Quartet, Bang on a Can All Stars, and Ensemble Signal. She performs regularly on major stages for new music such as the Lincoln Center Festival (NYC), Wien Modern (Austria), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Cervantino Festival (Mexico), Klang Festival (Denmark), Shanghai New Music Week (China), Darmstadt Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (Germany), and Aldeburgh Music Festival (UK). Roberts has featured on a wide variety of outstanding recordings. Her compositions have been performed at venues such as Merkin Hall and Miller Theater in New York City.
She has released two solo albums of new works commissioned for her. Her close collaborators have spanned a wide range of genres and include some of the most important figures on the contemporary and experimental scene, such as George Lewis, Alex Mincek, Tim Hecker, Nate Wooley, M. Lamar, Patrick Higgins, Ingrid Laubrock, Jeffrey Mumford, Sam Pluta, Eric Wubbels, and Ambrose Akinmusire.
Her new album, Armament, is released via figureight records on February 5th 2021.
Chaz Knapp & Mariel Roberts
Setting Fire to These Dark Times
F8029 | April 21st 2023 | CD, cassette, DIG
Mariel Roberts | Armament
F8020 | Feb 5th 2021 | CD & DIG