• 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
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

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

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived performances
May 8 Sunday, May 8
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Alternating Currents Live presents The Transatlantic Bridge 12

 

featuring

David Boykin - reeds

Lionel Garcin - reeds

Nicole Mitchell - flute

Christian Pruvost - trumpet

Christophe Rocher - clarinet, bass clarinet

 

We welcome the return of Nicole Mitchell and David Boykin to Alternating Currents Live at Woodland Pattern, for this adventure joined by new friends Christophe Rocher, Christian Pruvost, and Lionel Garcin.

 

“Five times over, for this twelfth Transatlantic Bridge: Nicole Mitchell and her flute arrows, the bubbling lava of Christophe Rocher’s clarinets, David Boykin’s avalanche saxophones and Lionel Garcin’s cascading ones, Christian Pruvost and the hydra of his trumpets. This will be a wind ensemble, a swarm intelligence, five funambulists inevitably. Together, they will compose (improvise) a bouquet wrinkled by blows suddenly tempestuous, suddenly becalmed. It’s obvious, their breaths will draw as many Rose of Winds, their wind instruments will also be music compasses. It will take one shift of air, a thousand and one shifts of air. A wind ensemble. And with the blown air moving, with this distillation of breaths, an imperceptible shift of the world’s axis, of its positions, of its dispositions, of its orientations. One may dream.”  —Alexandre Pierrepont, 2016