• 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
Aug 20 Thursday, August 20
7:00pm, $6

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


 

Milwaukee-based composer/vocalist Amanda Schoofs performs her haunting work Steal Into the World for voice, analog electronics, and pianolin. Created for the unique "found tuning" of her antique pianolin, Amanda combines ethereal melodies with both gritty and suffuse electronics. Throughout Steal Into the World her singing transforms and fragments, infused with extended vocal techniques and divergent poetic variations (set from artist Paul Mitchell's poetry of the same title).

 

"Schoofs’ work was essentially an extended improvisation, featuring the composer vocalizing wild, breathy grunts and primal noises and communicating with the ensemble through occasional intimate glances and bodily cues. The opportunity to witness such a creative process in real time, coupled with Schoofs’ courageous performance, elevated the evening to an entirely different level of sophistication." -  I Care If You Listen (2015)

 


 

Fuligin

 

Linda Binder - violin/electronics

Jay Mollerskov - guitar/electronics

Pat Reinholz - cello/electronics

Timothy Russell - percussion/electronics

Amanda Schoofs - voice/electronics

 

Fuligin is a group of Milwaukee-based improvising musicians who have performed together in various groupings for some time, although this is their premiere performance in this configuration.