Alternating Currents Live & Woodland Pattern Book Center celebrate 20 years of presenting new and creative music in Milwaukee.
The 20th Anniversary Season:
Sunday, September 27, 7 pm
James Falzone's Early Music Quartet interprets music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the filter of improvisation. This quartet, founded in 2010 for a performance at the inaugural Chicago Early Music Festival, features four of Chicago's most intrepid improvisers all of whom have performed at Woodland Pattern in the past in an impressive variety of projects.
James Falzone - clarinet
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello and electronics
Frank Rosaly - drums and electronics
Urs Leimgruber - Jacques Demierre Duo
Sunday, November 1, 7 PM
Urs Leimgruber - soprano saxophone
Jacques Demierre - toy piano, voice
This Milwaukee concert is part of a tour marking the 15th anniversary of the Urs Leimgruber - Jacques Demierre - Barre Phillips Trio and the 80th birthday of bassist Barre Phillips. Regrettably, Barre Phillips has been unable to participate in this tour due to a prolonged recuperation from health problems earlier this year. For this reason, the trio will be represented by a short video about Barre Phillips’ long career as an improvising double bassist, then Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre will perform a selection of solos and duos.
Both Urs Leimgruber and Jacques Demierre have visited Woodland Pattern in the past including a 2010 trio with violinist Charlotte Hug.
Sunday, November 8, 7 pm
Once again The Bridge - a Transatlantic Network for Jazz & Creative Music unites a unique and stellar constellation of musical forces. Our good friends Harrison Bankhead and Hamid Drake return with two equally creative French improvisers: Benjamin Duboc and Ramon Lopez. Two drummers and two double basses convene to, in the words of The Bridge manifesto, “reinforce the links between the creative practices of distinct musical communities.”
Harrison Bankhead - double bass
Benjamin Duboc - double bass
Hamid Drake - drums
Ramon Lopez - drums
Series passes are available for $20, and include admission to all three concerts plus a limited edition silk screened poster commemorating the 20th anniversary season.
$8 general | $7 students & seniors | $6 WPBC members