• 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!

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
May 17 Thursday, May 17
7:00pm, $6

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

Set 1 Mark Mantel

Composer Mark Mantel will perform his work, A Parting/A Joining (the recollection of A Parting) for percussion, wind instruments and spoken word.  The text is a six part poem, recited live as such, surrounded by improvised music on 4 percussion stations with various wind instruments.

Set 2 Moss/Reinholz/Clark

Tally Moss (voice), Patrick Reinholz (cello) and Barry Paul Clark (double bass) first performed in a trio iteration at the 5 year anniversary of the monthly improvised music event Unrehearsed MKE in February 2018, where the round robin style format of that event found the three musicians sharing the stage during the long form improvisation performance.

Tally Moss (BFA 2017, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) is a composer, vocalist+, and improviser. She creates meaningful juxtapositions of vocal techniques, and often further explores timbre through the use of electronics. Her work strives to create connection and community through sonic means.

Patrick Reinholz (B.M. 2010 University of Wisconsin - Madison) is an active cellist, improvisor, composer, arranger, and educator. A frequent member of one-off musical events, he is also a consistent member of Tontine Ensemble, Strangelander, Lovely Socialite, and Lady Cannon. His recorded cello can also be heard on releases for artists such as Field Report, Anna Vogelzang, and others.

Barry Paul Clark (BM 2009, Mannes College of Music - New School University, NYC) is a classically trained bassist, composer, improviser and educator. Section bassist in Festival City Symphony, Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, and Wisconsin Philharmonic and has been a featured artist with Florentine Opera. He teaches privately at West End Conservatory, as support staff for the Hartford Union High School orchestra, and adjunct faculty at Cardinal Stritch University. He co-curates the monthly improvised music series Unrehearsed MKE. He is a member of Tontine Ensemble, Argopelter, Lady Cannon, adoptahighway and Field Report (Verve Forecast- Universal Music Group)