Local legend Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar) joins San Francisco’s versatile Phillip Greenlief (reeds) for what we have to assume will be a tightly controlled YET UNPREDICTABLE explosion of thoughtful, varied improvisation.

Berlin-based Biliana Voutchkova (violin, voice) and Michael Thieke (clarinet) emerged from that city’s fecund “Echtzeitmusik” (real-time music) scene, a hothouse for radical and reductive new approaches to improvising. Both have played in the storied Splitter Orchestra alongside countless High Zero luminaries, “exploring reduction, detail and micro elements that increase the sensitivity of perception for themselves as well as their audiences. The music focuses on microtonality and intimate, slow moving soundscapes.”

The duo appears courtesy of Goethe Institut and The Trust for Mutual Understanding

Event location:

The Red Room at Normals Books & Records 425 e 31st Baltimore, MD 21218

The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.