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Friday April 12, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Jessica Keyes & Gabi Vanek

Jessica Keyes is a Baltimore-based performer and composer. Her compositions explore trickster characters, ecstatic energy, and communion with the audience. Her current solo project, Patien(t/ce) explores her experience with disability using homemade fiber controllers and modular synth. Jessica leads a 12-piece punk brass band called Bedlam Brass and co-organizes Mid-Atlantic Wilderness, a series of improvised music. Once […]

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Friday April 19, 2024 | 8:00 pm

RM Francis / Maria Shesiuk / Jeff Carey

An evening of electronic music in it many forms: computation based composition strategies, hardware synthesis, and computer controlled mechanical noise. R.M. FrancisRM Francis is an artist based in Seattle working with computer-generated sound and language via recording, installation, and performance. He has presented work at the Mills College Center for Contemporary Music (Oakland), Gray Area […]

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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 December 27, 2023 | 8:00 pm

60th Annual Feast of St. Dierker

John Dierker, Will Redman & Marc Miller two sets with special guests

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Wednesday December 20, 2023 | 8:00 pm

UMBC & Peabody Improvisation Ensembles

UMBC Improv Ensemble consists of Patrick Crossland, Ida Dierker, Brandon Gouin, Jeremy Keaton, and Henry Smith. The Peabody Improvisers Collective is a free-improv student ensemble that formed at the Peabody Conservatory in September 2022. Tonight’s ensemble consists of Darien Baiza (drums), Alex Wu (electronics), and Max Gong (electronics). PIC consists of improvisers of multiple musical […]

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Sunday February 25, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Ben Richter’s just-intonation accordion w/ Sam Pluta, Sky Macklay & Ruby Fulton

Composer-accordionist Ben Richter’s just-intonation accordion solo Laramidia creates an alien tonal landscape alternating among timbral fluctuations, melody and drone, and gradual resolution of shimmering, pulsing microtonal intervals. Inspired by nonhuman consciousness, Ben’s music orients toward new orders of magnitude in musical parameters to auralize the vast and infinitesimal timescales we do not experience in everyday life. Portions of Laramidia are […]

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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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Sunday October 29, 2023 | 8:00 pm

Lexie Mountain & In Defense of Memory

Solo Set from Lexie Mountain and more IDOM! In Defense of Memory is, itself, an Interculturally-situated ecology of everyday relations-warriors plucking, striking, bowing and flowing self-defense in Creative Music vibrational continuum. IDOM began in New Mexico as a performance-constellation in a confluence of principled, cultural activities set in an ecology of Indigenist trajectories of solidarity, […]

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Tuesday July 11, 2023 | 8:30 pm

Ruby Mars, Luis “Toto” Alvarez & Susan Alcorn

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 […]

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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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Saturday January 19, 2019 | 8:30 pm

JIM RYAN-NICK FRANCIS///// DAVE SEWELSON-WILLIAM PARKER-STEVE SWELL

NIK FRANCIS / JIM RYAN DUO DAVE SEWELSON QUARTET FEATURING WILLIAM PARKER & STEVE SWELL with Nik Francis (drum kit) PLUS A FREE JAM CLOSER FEATURING MYSTERY PLAYERS & THE RED ROOM, BALTIMORE SATURDAY 1.19.19 8:30 PM $10 THE RED ROOM • 425 E 31st Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 Dave Sewelson settled into the East […]

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Sunday May 07, 2017 | 7:00 pm

Volunteers’ Collective May 7, 2017

You should come play music with us. Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective, a free workshop for experimental and improvised music. In this cordial, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend and participate. We could use anyone who is a… brass-buzzer      […]

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Saturday January 28, 2017 | 8:30 pm

David Smooke // Bonnie Jones // The Witches

The Red Room presents a special program of Peabody faculty, students, and local electronic musician Bonnie Jones. An evening to explore the tensile boundaries of composition and free improvisation towards new forms for a new world. David Smooke (toy piano) Bonnie Jones (electronics, samples) The Witches – Ledah Finck (violin) and Louna Dekker-Vargas (flute) PROGRAM >> David Smooke […]

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Thursday November 10, 2016 | 9:00 pm

Steve Olson Solo ++ The X Trio

The Red Room is pleased to present an evening of jazz-influenced free improv by local musicians Steve Olson (drums), Mark Lysher (bass), and Todd Marcus (bass clarinet) expanding the auditory space occupied by the appearance of a jazz trio. Steve Olson will open the evening with a solo on drums/percussion/objects/recorded sounds.

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Saturday August 13, 2016 | 9:00 pm

Chen+Fleisenberg+Nørstebø+Rorison

AUDREY CHEN (voice/cello) and FLANDREW FLEISENBERG (percussion) with special Guest Henrik Monk (Trombone), from Norway and Margaret Rorison (Projections), from Baltimore Fleisenberg is a player of objects. Drums only fall peripherally into his spectrum, while he is mostly fascinated in coaxing out the inherent material characters of “mundane things”. These wide manipulations of external implements […]

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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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Thursday April 21, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Peter Evans & Travis Laplante // Susan Alcorn

The Red Room is pleased to present a night of trail blazing instrumental improvisation by some of the best players in the country: the duo of trumpeter Peter Evans and tenor saxophonist Travis Laplante, who are celebrating the release of their new record, Secret Meeting; and a solo by local pedal steel guitar hero Susan Alcorn. Travis Laplante […]

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