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  • 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

performances
Jun 3 Sunday, June 3
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Alternating Currents Live presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

with guest soloists

Rick Aaron - flute
Marielle Allschwang - guitar
Jon Mueller - percussion
Steve Nelson-Raney - saxophone

   

“City of Vorticity” is a constantly changing electronic sound environment composed by Tom Hamilton with a constantly changing sequence of improvising soloists who interact with the electronic sound. “City of Vorticity” was first presented at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY, as part of their Interpretations series and subsequently presented at the 2016 Sound Symposium festival in St. John’s Newfoundland. A CD recording was released by Pogus Productions in Fall 2015.

Tom Hamilton has composed and performed electronic music for over 25 years. He most often features older analog synthesizers in performance and recording. Since 1979, he has been exploring the relationships between 'Formal and Informal Music' in an ongoing series of concerts and recordings that contrast structure with improvisation and textural electronics with acoustic instruments.  Since 1990, Hamilton has been a member of composer Robert Ashley's touring opera ensemble, performing sound processing and mixing in both recordings and concerts. An installation version of Tom Hamilton’s “Off-Hour Wait State” was presented at Woodland Pattern in 1997 with a performance that included guest soloists Rick Aaron and Steve Nelson-Raney. In 2002, the Tom Hamilton - Peter Zummo Duo performed the collaborative composition “Slybersonic Tromosone” in the Alternating Currents Live series.

 

Banner image: Fibonacci II by Larry Schulte