• 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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performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived performances
Jun 18 Thursday, June 18
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

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


Scrawl

 

Chris Burns - electric guitar

Hal Rammel - amplified palette

Jim Schoeneker - electronics

 

Hal Rammel and Chris Burns have been improvising together for many years in a wide variety of ensembles in the Milwaukee area. In 2013 they began playing and recording as the duo Scrawl, focusing on amplified percussion, via Hal’s amplified palettes and Chris’ work with electric guitar. They have released the duo CD Scrawl (Penumbra Music) in 2014 and, most recently, Flares (Universal Reptile). Jim Schoenecker joined Scrawl for its first CD release concert in February 2014 at Woodland Pattern. In Scrawl, the trio edition, Jim continues to contribute unpredictable and dynamic analog synth sounds to the amplified instruments of Burns and Rammel.

 


 

Devin Drobka's BELL DANCE SONGS

 

Devin Drobka - drums

Chris Weller - tenor saxophone & clarinet

Tony Barba - tenor & soprano saxophones & bass clarinet

John Christensen - bass

Jay Mollerskov - guitar

 

"These songs were written over a period of 3 years while i lived in Brooklyn and Milwaukee and are a series of dedications to various people and experiences. The band was finally assembled when I moved back to Milwaukee in 2013. Chris, Jay, John, and Tony are some of the Midwest's most fearless improvisors and musicians and they make up the core of Bell Dance Songs." —Devin Drobka