• 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
April 26

Book Talk: Ed Pavlić, Who Can Afford to Improvise?

readings & workshops
April 29

Poet Reading with Mark Doty

readings & workshops
April 29

Iroquios Raised Beading Workshop with James Kelly

exhibitions
May 4 -4

Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

readings & workshops
May 10

Poetry Reading: Lindsay Daigle

readings & workshops
May 16

Poetry Reading: Mai Der Vang, author or Afterland

readings & workshops
June 6 -9

Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond 

Archived performances
Jan 21 Thursday, January 21
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

 

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

 

 

He Can Jog is computer musician Erik Schoster from Milwaukee Wisconsin. Performing with a homebrew computer music system called Pippi he attempts to work with the computer on its own terms, conducting an ensemble of algorithmic software performers via live-coding, a command-based text interface and traditional midi controllers. This performance is the premiere of an algorithmic version of an in-progress solo album featuring collaborations from vocalists WC Tank, Safari Al, Derek Piotr and Kory Burrell.

 


 

The Montauk Project is an improvised percussion/woodwinds duo featuring Milwaukee musicians Jake Polancich (drums/percussion/bassoon) and Ryan Meisel (saxophones, flutes). The project was formed in late 2012 in an effort to explore extreme improvisational opportunities and original music that couldn’t be duplicated in a larger ensemble. Montauk Project continues to serve an artistic longing to react musically to an array of occurrences in our world...good, evil, and everything in between. With this project, the music goes where it needs to. While the core of their sound rests on drums and saxophones, the duet features a number of additional woodwind and percussion instruments, electronic processors, loops, and other effects. There is an intentional transparency to Montauk Project compositions; allowing the music to breathe, morph, flex, and maneuver.

 

Jake Polancich - drums, percussion, bassoon

Ryan Meisel - saxophones, flutes