Saturday, May 18th
BRIDGES OF KÖNIGSBERG- Upper Midwest noise merchants Bridges of Königsberg (Christopher Burns, David Collins, and Peter J. Woods) make high-intensity sound waves. Using modular analog synthesizers, turntables, sheet metal, handmade electronics, custom audiovisual software, and a candelabra, they combine influences from harsh noise, computer music, free improvisation, techno and glitch into mesmerizing live performances. https://flagdayrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/considered-parallel-to-borders-or-dividers
LUCKY BONE- Neil Gravander (aka Lucky Bone) is a Milwaukee based noise musician and film maker. He roots his work within the interconnected and physical aspects of analogue technology, reimagining the outputs and uses of outdated film and audio equipment. While often playful, Neil’s output often revels in the abject elements of the human body to build tension between humor, the grotesque, and overt repetition. https://lucky-bone.bandcamp.com/album/bordeline
XEXYZ- Xexyz is the solo project of Milwaukee modular synthesist Sheila Teruty. Sheila weaves potent leads, spacey pads and ever evolving atmospheres to create soundscapes that are truly unique every time. Not one to shy away from individuality, Xexyz looks to push boundaries and walk you through a sonic journey to expand your mind and soul. Whether she finds herself playing techno or ambient, Xexyz transforms the sound space in effortless fashion to create unique and inspiring atmospheres for a mind bending experience. https://xexyz.bandcamp.com/
EEL YESAC- Fresh new harsh noise from Milwaukee. Crushing high end meditations and distractions. https://eelyesac.bandcamp.com/album/scarred-legs
Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts (926 E Center St)
All Ages//8:00//$6-12 Sliding Scale
The 2019 Experimental Education Series
The 2018 Experimental Education Series is a brand new music series presented by FTAM Productions, Present Music, Brinn Labs, 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.
FEBRUARY 9th- Lea Bertucci
APRIL 27th- Nephila/Vasculae
AUGUST 10th- Shanna Sordahl
NOVEMBER 2nd- Rusalka
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.
May 18th- Chris Burns
June 15th- Nicholas Elert
July 20th- Matt Taggart (of PCRV)
August 17th- August Traeger
September 21st- Dan Schierl (of Dan of Earth)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.