• 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

exhibitions
October 5 - Nov 24

Chain of Events: Tyanna Buie

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
October 30

Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

film & video
November 3

It’s an Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

performances
November 10

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #2.2

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

performances
November 17

Alternating Currents Live presents: Ernest Dawkins’ Boglifier Project

readings & workshops
November 21

Poetry Reading: Kimberly Blaeser & William Stobb

November 28

CLOSED

Archived performances
Oct 15 Thursday, October 15
11:00am,

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


SeedSounds

 

Rick Ollman - reeds and brass

Cody Steinmann - guitar and effects

Paul Westfahl-  percussion and effects

 

SeedSounds hosts a monthly concert series every third Sunday at Jazz Gallery, and the Formations Series for New & Improvised Music is happy to have them as guest performers for October!

 

"Our Mission: Once a month we aim to showcase and promote area improvisers by providing an appropriate sonic canvas that is tailored to accompany and primarily enhance the 'voice' of each of our selected guest artists. We are dedicated to the cross-pollination of the creative scene in MKE trying our best to ensure our guest performers are chosen from its many contrasting facets. Past performances have featured local legends: Hal Rammel, Michael Bettine and Steve Nelson-Raney and many others such as the members of the Tontine Ensemble who are young and carving their own niche of musical expression in this city." —SeedSounds

 


The Maunu-Packard-Rammel-Wileman Quartet

 

Hal Rammel - sound palette

Peter Maunu - guitar

Ryan Packard - drums

Albert Wildeman - double bass

 

“In April of this year I had the great pleasure of playing in the Splice series at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen, a biweekly event organized by double bassist Albert Wildeman and multi-instrumentalist Peter Maunu. I joined them that evening with percussionist Ryan Packard and so much enjoyed playing in this quartet that I asked Jay if we could meet again as part of Formations.  This is the second meeting of the Maunu-Packard-Rammel-Wileman Quartet.”  —Hal Rammel