• 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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special events
June 18 -22

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

performances
June 21

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

special events
June 25 -29

Summer Youth Poetry Camp!

readings & workshops
June 28

Poetry Reading: Elisa Karbin & Jessica L. Walsh

special events
July 7

Dedicated to the One I Love: Karaoke for Education

readings & workshops
July 10

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park at Juneau Park

readings & workshops
July 12

Poetry Reading: Ed Werstein & Sylvia Cavanaugh

readings & workshops
July 14

Genre: Urban Arts Reading

readings & workshops
July 18

Book Launch: Still Waters Collective, Runs Deep anthology

performances
July 19

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

July 30 - Aug 10

Woodland Pattern Annual Inventory - STORE CLOSED

readings & workshops
August 14

Offsite Reading: Poetry in the Park - Juneau Park

performances
August 16

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

Archived performances
May 21 Thursday, May 21
7:00pm, $6

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.