FTAM presents A Milwaukee Noise Showcase. Featuring:

LUCKY BONE- Maniacal tape and record manipulations.

BACHELORETTE PARTY- Heavy early industrial and experimental vocal techniques.

DAN OF EARTH- The best in weird electronics.

THE SMUDGE- Good times with audio collage.

The Wisconsin Expo Center on the State Fair Grounds
Part of the Milwaukee Maker Faire
5:00//All Ages//Free

EES Preshow. Featuring:

PENSADO/SCHOOFS- First meeting between two incredibly rad free improvisers. Heavy electronics and wild vocal techniques. Not to be missed.

TALLY MOSS- Ethereal vocal drones

LOOPLESS- Spastic noise rock blasts

Brinn Labs (433 E Stewart)
8:00//All Ages//$6-12 Sliding Scale

Thursday, November 8th
PHONED NIL TRIO- First show in three years and a brand new cassette to boot. Maximum weirdness from this Milwaukee Noise Collective. Featuring Peter J. Woods, Dan of Earth and Lucky Bone.

NICK ELERT- Galactic drones from synths, guitars, and laptops. Former member of Northless.

CITIZEN 2-13- Raw AF harsh noise

C. OLIVIA VALENZA- Highly technical clarinet and electronics improvisations

The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts (926 E Center)
All Ages//8:00//$10 Suggested Donation

The 2018 Experimental Education Series

The 2018 Experimental Education Series is a brand new music series presented by FTAM Productions, Freespace, WMSE, and the UW-Madison Network Fellowship. The four performances, spread out across 2018 but all happening at the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, will have two big goals: educate and amplify.

In regards to education, a workshop or lecture will accompany all four performances earlier in the day. These events will provide audience members with a glimpse into both the process of the featured performer and what these performers value and look for in experimental music. This focus will allow those new to experimental music to become acquainted with this often opaque genre and also give those seasoned listeners a chance to dig deeper into these fantastic artists’ work.

As for amplification, the programming for EES specifically aims to amplify the voices of female artists in experimental music. In an attempt to battle (in some small part) the false notion that experimental music, and noise in particular, is nothing but a boys club, all of the featured performers are either women or groups featuring women. And they also happen to be some of the best artists working in any genre, so there’s also that.

MARCH 3rd- Forced Into Femininity w/ Local Support from Lucky Bone, C Olivia Valenza, Dinitrephenol

MAY 5th- Sara Zalek w/ Local Support from Cooperative Performance

SEPTEMBER 1st- Victoria Shen w/ Local Support from August Traeger, Nummy, and Adoptahighway

NOVEMBER 3rd- Andrea Pensado w/ Local Support from Climax Denial, C. Vadi, and Mommy

All shows take place at The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts (926 E Center St)
All Ages//$6-12 Suggested Donation
4:00 Workshop//8:00 Concert

The Noise Knowledge Consortium

A low key, informal, all local version of the EES! Happening during the afternoon on the third saturday of every month. Same workshop and concert set up, but with only two acts.

Schedule October 20th- Neil Gravander (of Lucky Bone)
November 17th- Erik Schoster (of hecanjog)
December 15th- Peter J. Woods
January 19th- Dan Schierl (of Dan of Earth)
February 16th- The Smudge
March 16th- Amanda Schoofs

Presented with Present Music
All shows take place at Brinn Labs (433 E Stewart)
All Ages//$5 Suggested Donation
2:00 Workshop//3:30 Concert

For any questions on upcoming shows (including booking requests in Milwaukee), feel free to email I probably won't be able to help, as I am hesitant to get back into the booking game full fledged, but at the very least I can point you in the right direction.