• 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
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

exhibitions
December 15 - Jan 28

Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived performances
Mar 19 Thursday, March 19
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

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


 

Cobra, taking its name from a popular World War II simulation board game, is an improvisational game piece created by New York-based saxophonist and composer John Zorn. In this piece, audiences will be entertained both aurally and visually as performers wave their hands and give signals to a prompter. The prompter then flashes cards to the performers that influence how the piece develops. No two performances of Cobra are alike. In fact, no two performances of Cobra are remotely similar with its open instrumentation and open improvisation-based playing.

 

Prematurely Air-Conditioned Arts Collective

 

William Akers- trombone

Barry Paul Clark- bass

Jay Mollerskov- guitar

Jon Lovas- saxophone

Chris Michelotti- tuba

Warren Enstrom- bassoon

Joni Clare- voice

Nicholas Elert- electronics

Molly Leiberman- viola

Pat Reinholz- cello

Timothy Dries- vibes

Paul Westfahl- percussion

Allen Russell- violin

Timothy Russell- percussion

Nick Weckman- Cobra Commander