• 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 19

Alash Ensemble

special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

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
Aug 20 Thursday, August 20
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.


 

Milwaukee-based composer/vocalist Amanda Schoofs performs her haunting work Steal Into the World for voice, analog electronics, and pianolin. Created for the unique "found tuning" of her antique pianolin, Amanda combines ethereal melodies with both gritty and suffuse electronics. Throughout Steal Into the World her singing transforms and fragments, infused with extended vocal techniques and divergent poetic variations (set from artist Paul Mitchell's poetry of the same title).

 

"Schoofs’ work was essentially an extended improvisation, featuring the composer vocalizing wild, breathy grunts and primal noises and communicating with the ensemble through occasional intimate glances and bodily cues. The opportunity to witness such a creative process in real time, coupled with Schoofs’ courageous performance, elevated the evening to an entirely different level of sophistication." -  I Care If You Listen (2015)

 


 

Fuligin

 

Linda Binder - violin/electronics

Jay Mollerskov - guitar/electronics

Pat Reinholz - cello/electronics

Timothy Russell - percussion/electronics

Amanda Schoofs - voice/electronics

 

Fuligin is a group of Milwaukee-based improvising musicians who have performed together in various groupings for some time, although this is their premiere performance in this configuration.