Doors: 8:00pm / Show: 8:30pm


As a composer, flutist, and improviser, Beetz explores presence through sound and listening. Her works recreate physical atmospheres based on her deep listening adventures in the wild, exploring hidden worlds of nature and machines. Combining experimental field recordings and electronically modified flutes, her works examine community, environmentalism, and women’s work through sound, textiles, and lighting. Her projects have been featured in concert halls and galleries in Australia, Iceland, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States. You can hear her on Orenda, Blue Griffin, iikki, Neuma, and Populist record labels. She is currently a co-director of Wasteland Music and Populist Records

For this event Rachel will perform:

The Gap, for amplified piccolo

Pareidolia, for perfectly tuned oscillators with glacial transformations, explores the phenomenon where our brains attempt to make patterns out of random information: auditory pareidolia. Performed alongside Bonnie Lander. Participation encouraged.


Alma Laprida (b. 1985, San Miguel, Argentina) is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creative pursuits encompass composition, improvisation, performance, installation, and radiophonic pieces. Armed with unconventional instruments and objects such as the trumpet marine, field recordings, synthesizers, megaphones and the lyre, her explorations traverse diverse realms in the pursuit of creating captivating sonic experiences. Alma has released three solo albums, collaborated on two other albums, and contributed to various compilations. She’s an MFA candidate (Music/Sound ’26) at the Milton-Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and has played, performed and exhibited installations in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Italy, Mexico and the USA. 

Event location:

Red Room at Normals Books and Records

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