Upcoming Unruly Music

Short post to let everyone know about the Spring Unruly Music concerts to be held at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Vogel Hall, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202.

I will be performing that night, with both MiLO (Milwaukee Laptop Orchestra) and GLIO (Great Lakes Improvising Orchestra, lead by Hal Rammel).

Further details can be found here.

Both groups I’m involved with for this concert have been discussing group dynamics, texture and language (such as Hal’s hand gestures for conducting GLIO) for our improvisations during recent rehearsal, so I’m quite excited about what will all happen in the moment.

Paul Kosidowski wrote a brief pre-performance article for Milwaukee Magazine, which can be found on their website here.  You can see me in the center of the photo, playing my alto saxophone.

I’ll try to get some good audio of the performance to post later.

Upcoming Performances

I have a couple performances coming up that I wanted to let everyone know about.

The first will be Sunday, December 16th with the Great Lakes Improvising Orchestra at Woodland Patterns, in my very own Riverwest neighborhood (Milwaukee).  It’s an afternoon show, starting at 2pm, for a mere $4.  The ensemble consists of 14 of Milwaukee’s finest composers-who-improvise and improvisers-who-compose, with a very diverse list of instrumentation: voice, winds, strings, guitars, electronics and percussion.

Click here for Woodland Pattern’s website (in case you need the street address)

The second performance will be MiLO: A Very Special Holiday Extravaganza!  The gang has decided to throw our hats into the “holiday ring”, complete with bad Christmas sweaters.  I hope… well, maybe not.  Some Christmas sweaters are pretty scary. [shudder]  The event will take place on Thursday, December 20th at the Sugar Maple in Bayview (Milwaukee).  This one starts at 8pm and goes on till we’ve had enough holiday cheer, beer, and have generally forgotten the rest of the lyrics to “O Tannenbaum”; if we all ever even knew them.

Click here for Sugar Maple’s website

Hopefully I’ll see some of you for one, if not both of the events.  Ciao!