• 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
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

Archived performances
Nov 18 Sunday, November 18
7:00pm, $6 member | $7 student/senior | $8 general

Alternating Currents Live presents The Bridge #15

featuring Josh Berman (cornet), Jason Stein (bass clarinet), Didier Petit (cello), & Edward Perraud (drums)

“One of way of speaking about the just excesses of any improvised music, which by nature make light of balance and imbalance, of stability and instability, would be to invoke another duality: that of reverence and irreverence. Because, passionately or soberly, soberly and passionately, each musician in this Bridge ensemble—the fifteenth, and the last of this cycle to start its journey—summons in his own way the resources of the most unbridled expressiveness or wholesome theatrics. Let’s mention, incidentally: about Didier Petit, that he is the world’s first cellist to have truly played his instrument in zero-gravity conditions, in the stratosphere, after thousands of attempts on this planet’s surface; about Jason Stein, that he is one of the very few improvisers to have lit a bass-clarinet-shaped fire at the Madison Square Garden, opening for one of North America’s most famous stand-up comedians when he was not pursuing underground avenues; about Edward Perraud, that he is an acrobatic drummer and sassy showman with a gift for multiplying himself, and that he was also able to create in France unprecedented dialogues between music and spoken word; about Josh Berman, that he’s leading a perfectly balanced double life as a cornetist and child psychologist, and that he reinvented in his spare time the music of the Austin High School Gang. However, that’s not all. Their lives as musicians don’t boil down to these feats.

There’s no program in sight. Only the adventurous alertness of play and invention.”

–Alexandre Pierrepont, 2018

 


The Bridge #15 has been generously funded by: