• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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exhibitions
September 12 - Oct 3

Exhibition: Diana Barrie and Pamela Barrie

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Peter Gizzi

readings & workshops
October 3

Poetry Reading: Joshua Beckman

readings & workshops
October 6

Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

exhibitions
October 6 - Sep 28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 7

Alternating Currents Live: Tandem Trio

readings & workshops
October 7

Writing in the Fold: A Bookmaking & Writing Workshop with Matvei Yankelevich

readings & workshops
October 10

Community Reading: An Evening with the Wednesday Writers

readings & workshops
October 11

Poetry Reading: Tom Pickard and Mike Hauser

readings & workshops
October 12

Alms for the Bored Book Release + Cheap Wine Potluck

readings & workshops
October 14

Poetry Reading: Ken Taylor and J. Peter Moore

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Archived performances
May 21 Thursday, May 21
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee.


 

Jason Wietlispach - solo reeds

Jay Mollerskov - solo guitar

 

Jason Wietlispach - improviser on reeds and bass guitar, painter and recording engineer - has played/recorded with Byard Lancaster, Hal Rammel, Jon Mueller, Guillermo Gregorio, Victor Delorenzo, Canyons Of Static, Castle Broadway and many many others. He also hosts the last remaining classical radio music program on the Milwaukee airwaves at 91.7 WMSE from 3 to 6 on Sunday afternoons. He also is the current host of the long running avant garde radio program Alternating Currents on WMSE on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 pm. Jason also holds a degree in painting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jay Mollerskov has been performing jazz and free improvised music, based largely in Milwaukee, for roughly 20 years. In addition to his own recordings, his guitar playing has been featured on albums including Curt Harahan's Souljourner, Devin Drobka's Bell Dance Songs, and Current Navigations, a recently released set of duo improvisations with Hal Rammel.


 

The Oak Creek Ensemble

 

Jason Wietlispach - bass clarinet, saxophone, bass guitar, mellotron, analog synthesizers

Hal Rammel - sound palette

Joshua Lesniak - percussion

Mark Mantel - percussion

Wilhelm Matthies - mosesa

 

The Oak Creek Ensemble features multiple instrumentalists, including two instrument builders playing their original creations. We free improvise, with the flow of our movements directed by a mutual listening/response and a light system for conductors to guide the improvisations.

 

Guest conductors will be invited to join us for the performance.