• 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
Sep 27 September 27 - November 8
7:00pm, Pay What You Can

Alternating Currents Live & Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrate 20 years of presenting new and creative music in Milwaukee.


The 20th Anniversary Season:

 

James Falzone's Early Music Quartet

Sunday, September 27, 7 pm

 

James Falzone's Early Music Quartet interprets music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the filter of improvisation. This quartet, founded in 2010 for a performance at the inaugural Chicago Early Music Festival, features four of Chicago's most intrepid improvisers all of whom have performed at Woodland Pattern in the past in an impressive variety of projects.

 

James Falzone - clarinet

Jason Stein - bass clarinet

Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello and electronics

Frank Rosaly - drums and electronics

 

 

Urs Leimgruber - Jacques Demierre Duo

Sunday, November 1, 7 PM

 

Urs Leimgruber - soprano saxophone

Jacques Demierre - toy piano, voice

 

This Milwaukee concert is part of a tour marking the 15th anniversary of the Urs Leimgruber - Jacques Demierre - Barre Phillips Trio and the 80th birthday of bassist Barre Phillips. Regrettably, Barre Phillips has been unable to participate in this tour due to a prolonged recuperation from health problems earlier this year.  For this reason, the trio will be represented by a short video about Barre Phillips’ long career as an improvising double bassist, then Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre will perform a selection of solos and duos.

 

Both Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre have visited Woodland Pattern in the past including a 2010 trio with violinist Charlotte Hug.

 

 

Alternating Currents Live & The Transatlantic Bridge present

Harrison Bankhead, Benjamin Duboc, Hamid Drake & Ramon Lopez

Sunday, November 8, 7 pm

 

Once again The Bridge - a Transatlantic Network for Jazz & Creative Music unites a unique and stellar constellation of musical forces. Our good friends Harrison Bankhead and Hamid Drake return with two equally creative French improvisers: Benjamin Duboc and Ramon Lopez. Two drummers and two double basses convene to, in the words of The Bridge manifesto, “reinforce the links between the creative practices of distinct musical communities.”

 

Harrison Bankhead - double bass

Benjamin Duboc - double bass

Hamid Drake - drums

Ramon Lopez - drums

 


 

Series passes are available for $20, and include admission to all three concerts plus a limited edition silk screened poster commemorating the 20th anniversary season. 

 

Individual tickets 

$8 general | $7 students & seniors | $6 WPBC members

 

To purchase a series pass or individual tickets, click any of the concert titles above for a PayPal button. Tickets are also available at Woodland Pattern or by phone 414-263-5001.