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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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Wednesday March 20, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Dani Dobkin & Matt Sargent |  Jil Christensen, David Menestres & Will Redman

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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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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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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Thursday November 30, 2023 | 8:00 pm

Waco Mammoth | Bob Bellerue & Katie Porter

Eternities is a collaboration between bass clarinetist Katie Porter and sound artist Bob Bellerue. Their work is inspired by deep presence, resonant feedback, melodic drone, and overtone magic, in the fluid realm between intention and indeterminacy. We use harmonic tones from wind instruments played within feedback systems to create deep spectral drone.

Neume is Rose Burt, James Young, and Sarah Manley

James, Rose, and Sarah all push hot air through elaborately designed tubes with variable functional lengths, to cause both normal and highly unusual vibrations. They are all skilled improvisors, organizers, and recovering conservatory graduates.

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Friday May 05, 2023 | 8:30 pm

Qiujiang (秋江) Levi Lu / Samantha Kochis / Anacapa / Adam Kantz

Please join us at the Red Room for new electronic music composition from the academy! We are extremely excited recently to (finally?) be in touch with our colleagues from Peabody who make experimental music. Levi Lu contacted us about hosting this work and we enthusiastically said yes! Please come and listen to the sounds they […]

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Monday February 10, 2020 | 8:45 pm

Sandy Ewen · CK Barlow, Rose Burt, & Shelly Purdy

A Monday night to remember, inaugurating a February rich in sound at the Red Room. Brooklyn-based prepared-guitar champion Sandy Ewen (High Zero NYC ’18)—whose sonic palette is about as unguitarlike as is possible, and without electronics—faces off against Red Room’s in-house power trio Barlow (electronics), Burt (reeds), & Purdy (percussion). Doors at 8:30, music at […]

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Friday April 15, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Lesley Flanigan // Brian Chase

Lesley Flanigan presents Hedera, a vivid new extended recording on Physical Editions from the New York-based electronic musician and instrument builder, and an elegant new platform for the powerful vehicle of Flanigan’s voice. In a driving performance that steadily unfolds over time, Lesley Flanigan shapes blooming clusters of her voice around a continuous beat of […]

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Wednesday April 06, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Muyassar Kurdi, Al Margolis, Walter Wright

The Redroom presents an evening of improvised music by varied combinations of musicians Muyassar Kurdi (voice), Al Margolis (tapes & electronics) and Walter Wright (circuit bending and video synthesis) with Paul Neidhardt (percussion), and Jeff Carey (computer). MUYASSAR KURDI “Chicago resident Muyassar Kurdi is the final act, delivering a Dadaistic performance that falls between musical […]

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Saturday March 26, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Judith Hamann + Rosalind Hall (duo) /// Alexander Garsden // David Smooke

A most excellent evening of music featuring three outstanding Australian improvisers: Cellist Judith Hamann and saxophonist Rosalind Hall will perform their duo project and opening the night will be electronic musician Alexander Garsden. Special opening set by local composer David Smooke improvising on toy piano! About the artists: Judith Hamann, Cello Judith Hamann is an Australian-born cellist […]

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Saturday March 05, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Bonnie Kane // Raw Silk

East coast avant-improv veteran Bonnie Kane shares a bill with Baltimore’s Raw Silk (aka Ami Dang). Bonnie Kane – http://www.bonniekane.com/ Ami Dang/Raw Silk – http://amidang.com/   Kane writes of her work: “I view my work as part of the next generation of the avant-garde – or at least, an evolutionary branch – formed from equal exposure to […]

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Sunday January 17, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Todd Lerew // Bonnie Jones

Performances featuring the music of Todd Lerew and Bonnie Jones! Todd Lerew is a Los Angeles-based artist and composer working with invented acoustic instruments, repurposed found objects, and unique preparations of traditional instruments. Much of his work deals with the physical properties of sound and the nature of perception, exploring the use of sound as […]

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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.