A night of non-standard semantics and obtuse hotness.

Dutch soundpoet Jaap Blonk is a must-be-experienced phenomenon, one of the very few people who realize the potential of sound poetry as a crazy thing that spans all the evocative power of language, music, physical performance, and some other ineffable stuff we don’t want to mention, all at once. He’s also very tall, has a “shock” of white hair, an incredible voice, a flair for the dramatic, and will make you feel all sorts of stuff you don’t yet have names for. This is a rare Red Room / Baltimore appearance for Jaap and he blows audiences hair back across the globe.

And how many people knew Jaap also had a band in Baltimore? Yes! MONAD, the band that releases albums 5 years before they are recorded via time travel, is a trio including this monstrously unusual vocalist. Other (local) members include Tom Boram (synths) and John Berndt (computers). Their hotly anticipated trio record was recorded in THE PAST and as everyone knows THE PAST IS INACCESSIBLE. Their set can only be described in advance as “ULTRA.”

Opening up for Jaap’s two sets, a trio of SARAH HENNIES (vibraphone), DAVE GROSS (saxophone) and honorable High Zero alum MORGAN EVANS-WEILER (violin).

Event location:

The Red Room, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore

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