• 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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readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived performances
Aug 20 Thursday, August 20
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

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.