Elgar is Hans Koch on Bass Clarinet, Flo Stoffner on Guitar, and Lionel Friedli on drums.

This instrumental european free improv trio is a powerhouse, visiting the states for a spring tour.

The trio feels most at home in the midst of a conflict, in the twilight zone between brute power and fragile sound structures, between highly compressed sound and transparent lines, between pulsating beats and free improvisation. Never dry up the curiosity and appetite for new sounds; Every concert is a new research on the edge of the possible, of the beautiful and sometimes bearable.

Supported by: Pro Helvetia, SIS, Kanton Zürich, City of Biel, Kanton Bern


Squeak is an all horn quartet of free improvisers comprised of Victoria Banos on trumpet, John McCahey on trombone, Melanie Brown on tenor sax, and Zachary Reynolds on alto sax. Each concert is a different experience and they strive for new ways to create music.

Event location:

The Red Room at Normals Books and Records 425 E. 31st Street 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.