• 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 - Jun 27

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Dec 30

Dhamma MKE

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

exhibitions
December 8 - Jan 25

To Sight's Limit

readings & workshops
December 12

Poetry Reading: Eric Baus & Siwar Masannat

readings & workshops
December 13

Reading: Milwaukee Queer Writing Project

special events
December 15 -15

Woodland Pattern's Annual Open House

performances
December 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

December 23 - Jan 1

CLOSED

special events
January 25 -26

26th Annual Poetry Marathon and Benefit

Archived performances
Aug 20 Thursday, August 20
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

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


 

Milwaukee-based composer/vocalist Amanda Schoofs performs her haunting work Steal Into the World for voice, analog electronics, and pianolin. Created for the unique "found tuning" of her antique pianolin, Amanda combines ethereal melodies with both gritty and suffuse electronics. Throughout Steal Into the World her singing transforms and fragments, infused with extended vocal techniques and divergent poetic variations (set from artist Paul Mitchell's poetry of the same title).

 

"Schoofs’ work was essentially an extended improvisation, featuring the composer vocalizing wild, breathy grunts and primal noises and communicating with the ensemble through occasional intimate glances and bodily cues. The opportunity to witness such a creative process in real time, coupled with Schoofs’ courageous performance, elevated the evening to an entirely different level of sophistication." -  I Care If You Listen (2015)

 


 

Fuligin

 

Linda Binder - violin/electronics

Jay Mollerskov - guitar/electronics

Pat Reinholz - cello/electronics

Timothy Russell - percussion/electronics

Amanda Schoofs - voice/electronics

 

Fuligin is a group of Milwaukee-based improvising musicians who have performed together in various groupings for some time, although this is their premiere performance in this configuration.