• 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

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
May 26 Sunday, May 26
10:00am, $10 all day access | FREE entry for readers, and for those who pledge a reader for $40 or more

Saxophonist Urs Leimgruber has been a key member of the European scene of contemporary improvised music since the 1970s. He specializes in solo concerts and performs regularly; in collaborations including Trio Leimgruber-Demierre-Phillips , Quartet Noir with Marilyn Crispell, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser, Jacques Demierre, Roger Turner, Thomas Lehn, Gerry Hemingway, Joëlle Léandre in performances in Europe, Canada, USA, Japan, and South-America. His recordings include work with Fred Frith, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Keith Rowe, Günter Christmann, Sunny Murray, Günter Müller, Sunny Murray, John Tchicai and many, many others.

Jim Baker has been playing in and around the Midwest as a pianist, keyboardist, and synthesist for more than three decades, mostly in improvisational contexts, and the list of his recordings and collaborations includes an extraordinary roster of significant contemporary improvisers and composers. Of his virtuoso work on synthesizer, critic John Corbett writes: “But listeners can't claim to have him pegged until they've heard him turn the knobs of an ARP 2600, the archaic but still-more-than-viable synthesizer on which he most frequently dials and deals. To hear him manipulate the analog monster (and other digital and electric gremlins) is an adventure in pure sound exploration and live electronic improvisation—he'll start with a simple unadulterated tone, then integrate, elaborate, extrapolate, and perhaps eventually defenestrate.

 

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