Luis “Toto” Alvarez, Chilean composer, producer and guitarist. Director of Acéfalo Records and Acéfalo Festival Present in the chilean music scene since 1990, working as a guitarist and composer Inside the strong artistic underground movement. He has participated since 2001 in projects of composition, films, research, improvisation and experimental radio. Activist for new relationships in our society through the art and cultural values. The emancipation of sound and the trascendental heritage of Latin América.

Concerts, recordings and collaborations with international musicians :

Susan Alcorn, Lukas Ligeti, Aldo macha Asenjo, Talibam¡,
Eva Moltchanova , Christof Kurzmann, David Stackenäs, Zbigniew Karkowski,
Lukax Santana , Tetuzi Akiyama, Ryuta Kawabata, Leonel Kaplan,
Edén Carrasco, Sam Nacht, Good Morel, Julie Rousse, Neg – FI
Klaus Filip, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Noid, Christine Schorkhuber,
Pierre Borel, Sabu Toyozumi, Martín Escalante, and many others.

The year 2012 is chosen among the 5 best live shows of the year by the
prestigious magazine
New York Jazz Cadence; For his concert in Buenos Aires with Orkesta Sputnik,
Project of which he is director.
Guest artist at the Ende Tymes V ( 2015 ) and Dissident Arts Festival
Festivals 2016
in the city of New York.
His work has been reviewed by important magazines, such as Jazz Cadence
and The New York City Jazz Records Magazine.
Maintains constant collaboration in projects with producers and artists of the
Avant-garde music in the USA, Europe and Latin America.

Last Releases :

 -I NEVER META GUITAR vol. 6 ( CD 2022;  Klanggalerie.)
 -Y Sacó la Voz desde el Camaraín ; Bloque Depresivo ( vinyl, 2022.)
 -Oblicuo; Los Desinhibidos ( CD zOaR Music – BMI – 2022.)
 -Kaldo; Kaldo ( CD 2022.)
 -Solitaristas ; Guitarra Chilena ( vinyl, 2018.)

His work for film has been shown at numerous festivals in  America,
Central Europe and Eastern Europe.
Recent films in which he has participated as Composer and Performer :

– Parasang, de Cristobal Vicente, Work in progress 2019
– Kaffee Morgentau, de Inti Gallardo y Wolfgang Bongers, 2015
– Estrella Distante, de Jordi Lloret y Darinka Guevara. estrenado en
13cable, 2012
– Juan y la Virgen, de Mariana Mathews. 2010
– Riquelme, de Samuél León, estrenado el 2010
– Amargos, de Iñaki Moulian, estrenado el 2010
– Arcana, de Cristóbal Vicente, estrenado 2005

One of the world’s premiere exponents of her instrument, Susan Alcorn has taken
the pedal steel guitar far beyond its traditional role in country music. Having first
paid her dues in Texas country & western bands, she began to expand the
vocabulary of her instrument through her study of 20th century classical music,
visionary jazz, and world musics.
Though known for her solo work, she has collaborated with numerous artists
including Pauline Oliveros, Eugene Chadbourne, Chris Cutler, the London
Improvisors Orchestra, the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra, Joe McPhee, Ken
Vandermark, Nate Wooley, Ingrid Laubrock and Leila Bourdreuil, George Burt,
Evan Parker, Caroline Kraabel, Michael Formanek, Zane Campbell, and Mary
Halvorson among others. In 2017 she received the Baker Artist Award and in 2018,
along with saxophonist Joe McPhee, the Instant Award in Improvised Music. Her
album “Pedernal, released in 2020, was included in several “Best of theYear” lists
including the New York Times.
Wild and beautiful and disturbing and downright bloody odd in turn. Frankly, trying to describe
Alcorn’s music is bit like trying to paint wind: you’re better off just turning it on and letting it
happen – Bob Fitzpatrick, The Guardian
A pioneer of the pedal steel guitar in improvised music. – Bill Milkowski, Downbeat
Susan Alcorn pulls an energy out of the pedal steel that feels both ancient and otherworldly. – Lars
Gotrich, NPR

Ruby Mars is a poet & musician living in Baltimore. Her recorded solo output bounces between song-music and improvised instrumental. This performance will consist of modular synth-processed lever harp – Ruby’s public harp debut!  

Event location:

425 E 31st St, 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.