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Three busted guitar pedals patched together by kinked cables

Saturday February 24, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Community Modular Meetup

Come participate in the local modular synth community.

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Friday March 01, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Rachel Beetz // Alma Laprida

Rachel Beetz and Alma Laprida
Doors 8pm, Show 8:30pm

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Sunday March 03, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Volunteers’ Collective March 3 2023

You are cordially invited to come play free music! 7:30pm, Free Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this friendly, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate. Try out a new technique or new instrument in […]

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Thursday February 22, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Viola Yip/Bonnie Lander/Sam Pluta

Amazing night of electro-acoustic noise and sound! Composer, sound artist and performance artist Viola Yip brings a new project/invention “Liminal Lines,” a hybrid instrument/feedback system/dress to the Red room. Opening will be a duo of incredible locals electronic wizard Sam Pluta and vocalist extraordinaire Bonnie Lander. VIOLA YIP is a Berlin-based experimental composer, performer, improviser, […]

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Volunteers' Collective

Sunday February 04, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Volunteers’ Collective February 4 2024

You are cordially invited to come play free music! 7:30pm, Free Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this friendly, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate. Try out a new technique or new instrument in […]

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Friday February 09, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Alcorn/Parker Wells Duo, Nectar Gnome (Moon Tucker/Ragan Duo)

Awesome night of psychedelic and beautiful strings!!! Here in Baltimore we are well-acquainted with Susan Alcorn’s incredible music and pedal steel playing. On this occasion she’ll be joined in duo with bassist Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. Also appearing is the Red Room debut of new(ish) duo Nectar gnome with Jenny Moon Tucker and Meg Ragan on […]

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Saturday March 16, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Maffe Kaffews solo, duo with Nik Francis

Buckle up for a night of bold, DIY electronics! Maffe Kaffews will be bringing her new live sampling setup to the Red Room to be joined by a Nik Francis. Maffe Kaffews is a pioneering electroacoustic composer focusing her approach on site, accessibility, and the physical experience of music. Recently, she’s been playing a new […]

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Friday February 02, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Groundhog Day Concert w/ Ruby Fulton, Rachel Beetz & The Early

The Early is a Philadelphia based duo that make long-form improvisation-based music featuring electric guitar, drums, synthesizers, and other electronics. Ruby Fulton will be joined by our new local luminary Rachel Beetz on anything from flute, synthesizer, viola, horns, electronics … who knows what they’ll bring. You’ll have to come see to find out!

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picture depicting synthesizer modules made of yarn

Saturday January 27, 2024 | 7:00 pm

Community Modular Meetup

FILTERS! We are hopeful this will be the first of many Baltimore modular synthesizer meetups at the Red Room. Come meet fellow patchers. Each session will provide time for examining in detail one aspect of using modular synths followed by a performance by one of the attendees. This first session will focus on filters. We […]

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Tuesday January 16, 2024 | 8:00 pm

ANDREA SIMON (wi D. Baiza and E. Bailey Gould) BONNIE LANDER (wi J. Dierker and S. Purdy)

Hello, Martin Schmidt, here telling you about a show I put together. Both groups are skilled and both have group leaders from the same institution, and both groups will improvise, but I anticipate wildly different style results from them. As with most shows at the Red Room doors will open at 8 with sound beginning […]

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Wednesday March 20, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Dani Dobkin and Matt Sargent 

Dani Dobkin and Matt Sargent are on an east tour in support of “Bend,” out now on Waveform Alphabet. Beginning with a phrase from Gertrude Stein , “Act so that there is no use in a centre,” the improvising duo delights in the exploration of their contrasting sensibilities: “Bend” opens with a smash cut sampler/squelch beat […]

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Friday January 05, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Minimal Disturbance/Mojuba Duo Jan 5!

This Friday Jan 5th 8pm @ the Red Room – Minimal Disturbance – Jack Wright and Ron Stabinsky! Joining them, local trombone master and UMBC improvisation professor Patrick Crossland!! Also Mojuba Duo – Jamal Moore (reeds) and DC’s Nik Francis (percussion/electronics) Jack Wright, for anyone who may not know, is a spiritual father figure for […]

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Sunday January 07, 2024 | 7:30 pm

Volunteers’ Collective, January 7 2024

You are cordially invited to come play free music! Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this friendly, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate. Try out a new technique or new instrument in a non-judgmental setting. Meet […]

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Wednesday December 27, 2023 | 8:00 pm

60th Annual Feast of St. Dierker

John Dierker, Will Redman & Marc Miller two sets with special guests

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Wednesday December 20, 2023 | 8:00 pm

UMBC & Peabody Improvisation Ensembles

UMBC Improv Ensemble consists of Patrick Crossland, Ida Dierker, Brandon Gouin, Jeremy Keaton, and Henry Smith. The Peabody Improvisers Collective is a free-improv student ensemble that formed at the Peabody Conservatory in September 2022. Tonight’s ensemble consists of Darien Baiza (drums), Alex Wu (electronics), and Max Gong (electronics). PIC consists of improvisers of multiple musical […]

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Sunday December 03, 2023 | 7:30 am

Volunteers’ Collective December 3 2023

You are cordially invited to come play free music!Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this friendly, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate.Try out a new technique or new instrument in a non-judgmental setting. Meet […]

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Wednesday December 13, 2023 | 8:00 pm

The Lepidopterans! + Feldi/Lusk Duo!!! Wilson Shook!

Special appearance of improvising”supergroup” The Lepidopterans, featuring Jason Willett and Tom Borax (electronics- Leprechaun Catering), John Dierker (reeds- Microkingdom, New Volcanos etc) and Philly’s legendary Toshi Makihara (percussion, fake mustache, butoh). Opening set debut of the duo of locals Mickey Lusk (harp) and Obie Feldi (electronics), also Seattle’s Wilson Shook on solo reeds! Don’t miss!!!!

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Monday December 04, 2023 | 8:00 pm

Will Yager/Zach Rowden Duo + Lucas Yasunaga, Will Shorre

Superb night with upright bass, cassette manipulation, invented instruments and custom electronics New England & Baltimore unite. shape singing? unimaginable shapes that make sounds? Bass legend Zack Rowden takes to 4-track cassettes on a collaborative performance work w/bass brethren Bmore’s one and only Will Yager. This piece is inspired by “Sacred Harp Music” and the […]

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Sunday November 05, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Open Session 5 Oct 2023

Volunteers’ Collective You are cordially invited to come play free music! Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this friendly, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate. Try out a new technique or new instrument in a non-judgmental […]

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Sunday February 25, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Ben Richter’s just-intonation accordion w/ Sam Pluta, Sky Macklay & Ruby Fulton

Composer-accordionist Ben Richter’s just-intonation accordion solo Laramidia creates an alien tonal landscape alternating among timbral fluctuations, melody and drone, and gradual resolution of shimmering, pulsing microtonal intervals. Inspired by nonhuman consciousness, Ben’s music orients toward new orders of magnitude in musical parameters to auralize the vast and infinitesimal timescales we do not experience in everyday life. Portions of Laramidia are […]

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Saturday November 18, 2023 | 7:30 pm

DIFFUSION FESTIVAL of Electro-Acoustic Multichannel Music – 2640 St. Paul Street NIGHT 2

This is the night when MYSTERIOUS GUEST (see the previous calendar post) from Norway presents and diffuses his personal comprehensive survey of the history of electro-acoustic music of Norway. or Fra Æ til Å – En baklengs sledetur gjennom norsk eksperimentell, elektronisk og esoterisk musikk [2023-1958] or From Æ to Å  – A Backwards Sleigh […]

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Friday November 17, 2023 | 7:30 pm

DIFFUSION FESTIVAL of Electro-Acoustic Multichannel Music – 2640 St. Paul Street NIGHT 1

MYSTERY GUEST presents multichannel works live and John Cage’s “RYOANJI” Performed by The Daxophone Consort 2640 St. Paul St. Doors at 7:30pm Hi, Martin Schmidt, here, president of High Zero Foundation and one of the beginners of the DIFFUSION Festival. One of my original thoughts for this festival was that every year we would invite […]

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Saturday November 11, 2023 | 8:00 pm

DIFFUSION FESTIVAL of Electro-Acoustic Multichannel Music – RED ROOM NIGHT 2

DIFFUSION Festival (our sixth) takes place in two locations this year, at our year ’round home at the Red Room at Normals Books and on the second weekend at 2640 St. Paul Street. This second night SATURDAY THE 11th of November is at The Red Room. LIVE multichannel synthesis will be performed by Matthew Ryals […]

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Friday November 10, 2023 | 8:00 pm

DIFFUSION FESTIVAL of Electro-Acoustic Multichannel Music – RED ROOM

DIFFUSION Festival (our sixth) takes place in two locations this year, at our year ’round home at the Red Room at Normals Books and on the second weekend at 2640 St. Paul Street. This first night FRIDAY THE 10th of November is at The Red Room. Six pieces will be played with a break. Work […]

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