• 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 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
August 12 -23

CLOSED for inventory

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

performances
September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

exhibitions
September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

performances
September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

Archived performances
Sep 27 September 27 - November 8
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Alternating Currents Live & Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrate 20 years of presenting new and creative music in Milwaukee.


The 20th Anniversary Season:

 

James Falzone's Early Music Quartet

Sunday, September 27, 7 pm

 

James Falzone's Early Music Quartet interprets music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the filter of improvisation. This quartet, founded in 2010 for a performance at the inaugural Chicago Early Music Festival, features four of Chicago's most intrepid improvisers all of whom have performed at Woodland Pattern in the past in an impressive variety of projects.

 

James Falzone - clarinet

Jason Stein - bass clarinet

Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello and electronics

Frank Rosaly - drums and electronics

 

 

Urs Leimgruber - Jacques Demierre Duo

Sunday, November 1, 7 PM

 

Urs Leimgruber - soprano saxophone

Jacques Demierre - toy piano, voice

 

This Milwaukee concert is part of a tour marking the 15th anniversary of the Urs Leimgruber - Jacques Demierre - Barre Phillips Trio and the 80th birthday of bassist Barre Phillips. Regrettably, Barre Phillips has been unable to participate in this tour due to a prolonged recuperation from health problems earlier this year.  For this reason, the trio will be represented by a short video about Barre Phillips’ long career as an improvising double bassist, then Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre will perform a selection of solos and duos.

 

Both Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre have visited Woodland Pattern in the past including a 2010 trio with violinist Charlotte Hug.

 

 

Alternating Currents Live & The Transatlantic Bridge present

Harrison Bankhead, Benjamin Duboc, Hamid Drake & Ramon Lopez

Sunday, November 8, 7 pm

 

Once again The Bridge - a Transatlantic Network for Jazz & Creative Music unites a unique and stellar constellation of musical forces. Our good friends Harrison Bankhead and Hamid Drake return with two equally creative French improvisers: Benjamin Duboc and Ramon Lopez. Two drummers and two double basses convene to, in the words of The Bridge manifesto, “reinforce the links between the creative practices of distinct musical communities.”

 

Harrison Bankhead - double bass

Benjamin Duboc - double bass

Hamid Drake - drums

Ramon Lopez - drums

 


 

Series passes are available for $20, and include admission to all three concerts plus a limited edition silk screened poster commemorating the 20th anniversary season. 

 

Individual tickets 

$8 general | $7 students & seniors | $6 WPBC members

 

To purchase a series pass or individual tickets, click any of the concert titles above for a PayPal button. Tickets are also available at Woodland Pattern or by phone 414-263-5001.