• 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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readings & workshops
February 23

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale & Roberto Harrison

readings & workshops
February 24

RESCHEDULED: Genre: Urban Arts No. 3 Release

readings & workshops
March 1

Wisconsin Reads The Round House

film & video
March 2

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
March 7

Poetry Reading: Kwabena Antoine Nixon

readings & workshops
March 8

Poetry Reading: Ed Block & Jenny Benjamin

readings & workshops
March 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Suman Chhabra

performances
March 15

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
March 17

Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body with Nikki Wallschlaeger, Jose-Luis Moctezuma & Jay Besemer

readings & workshops
March 22

Community Conversation About The Round House 

readings & workshops
March 28

Poetry Reading: Sherwin Bitsui & Bojan Louis

film & video
April 6

aCinema Screening

readings & workshops
April 11

Poetry Reading: Luci Tapahonso

readings & workshops
April 14

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series: Lo Kwa Mei-en

readings & workshops
April 17

Poetry Reading and Conversation with Roberto Harrison @ Brown Deer Public Library

performances
April 19

Alash Ensemble

exhibitions
April 21

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Layli Long Soldier

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

Archived performances
May 21 Thursday, May 21
7:00pm, Pay 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.