• 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
Jun 3 Sunday, June 3
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

Alternating Currents Live presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

with guest soloists

Rick Aaron - flute
Marielle Allschwang - violin
Jon Mueller - percussion
Steve Nelson-Raney - saxophone

   

“City of Vorticity” is a constantly changing electronic sound environment composed by Tom Hamilton with a constantly changing sequence of improvising soloists who interact with the electronic sound. “City of Vorticity” was first presented at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY, as part of their Interpretations series and subsequently presented at the 2016 Sound Symposium festival in St. John’s Newfoundland. A CD recording was released by Pogus Productions in Fall 2015.

Tom Hamilton has composed and performed electronic music for over 25 years. He most often features older analog synthesizers in performance and recording. Since 1979, he has been exploring the relationships between 'Formal and Informal Music' in an ongoing series of concerts and recordings that contrast structure with improvisation and textural electronics with acoustic instruments.  Since 1990, Hamilton has been a member of composer Robert Ashley's touring opera ensemble, performing sound processing and mixing in both recordings and concerts. An installation version of Tom Hamilton’s “Off-Hour Wait State” was presented at Woodland Pattern in 1997 with a performance that included guest soloists Rick Aaron and Steve Nelson-Raney. In 2002, the Tom Hamilton - Peter Zummo Duo performed the collaborative composition “Slybersonic Tromosone” in the Alternating Currents Live series.

 

Banner image: Fibonacci II by Larry Schulte