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Formations is a monthly music series dedicated to fostering the growth of new and improvised music in Milwaukee.
Jason Wietlispach - solo reeds
Jay Mollerskov - solo guitar
Jason Wietlispach - improviser on reeds and bass guitar, painter and recording engineer - has played/recorded with Byard Lancaster, Hal Rammel, Jon Mueller, Guillermo Gregorio, Victor Delorenzo, Canyons Of Static, Castle Broadway and many many others. He also hosts the last remaining classical radio music program on the Milwaukee airwaves at 91.7 WMSE from 3 to 6 on Sunday afternoons. He also is the current host of the long running avant garde radio program Alternating Currents on WMSE on Sunday nights from 6 to 9 pm. Jason also holds a degree in painting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jay Mollerskov has been performing jazz and free improvised music, based largely in Milwaukee, for roughly 20 years. In addition to his own recordings, his guitar playing has been featured on albums including Curt Harahan's Souljourner, Devin Drobka's Bell Dance Songs, and Current Navigations, a recently released set of duo improvisations with Hal Rammel.
The Oak Creek Ensemble
Jason Wietlispach - bass clarinet, saxophone, bass guitar, mellotron, analog synthesizers
Hal Rammel - sound palette
Joshua Lesniak - percussion
Mark Mantel - percussion
Wilhelm Matthies - mosesa
The Oak Creek Ensemble features multiple instrumentalists, including two instrument builders playing their original creations. We free improvise, with the flow of our movements directed by a mutual listening/response and a light system for conductors to guide the improvisations.
Guest conductors will be invited to join us for the performance.