• 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
March 18 - Apr 3

Closed but Open (Here’s How)! 

Books + Events + More

readings & workshops
April 4

Virtual Poetry Reading: Mónica de la Torre + José Felipe Alvergue

readings & workshops
April 4

Virtual Workshop with Mónica de la Torre

readings & workshops
April 10

Virtual Poetry Reading: Marilyn Chin

film & video
April 17

Virtual Film Screening: The Collection

readings & workshops
April 19 - May 10

Intergenerational Self-Collaboration: A Multi-Arts Workshop with Paul McComas

Archived performances
Jan 16 Thursday, January 16
1:00pm, $100 General | $90 Member

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


Set 1: Armillaria

Eli Smith and Lonnie Martin - Eli and Lonnie started playing freely improvised music together around the middle of 2019, slowly accumulating instruments (autoharp, experimentally tuned acoustic guitars, found objects, cello, etc) and developing ways of playing with and responding to each other. The nature of their music is continually in flux and hard to define, but generally orbits between warped psych-folk implosions, ethereal vocal dialogues, colorific / atonal diffusions, and droning ambient sounds. The duo enjoys exploring the raw directness of experience that free improvisation makes possible, and their sonic explorations end up being simultaneously playful, explorative, and cathartic.

Set 2: Tony Catania Trio

Tony Catania - tenor sax

Barry Clark - bass

Devin Drobka - bass