• 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
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

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
November 1

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

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

Archived performances
May 26 Sunday, May 26
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

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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