Post Archive

Sunday July 07, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Jeremy Young | simone baron/c.n./balakrishnan raghavan

Jeremy Young is a composer and maker of concrète electronic tape music from Tiohtià:ke/Montréal, Quebec. He is a member of the experimental poetry_sound unit Cloud Circuit, alongside writer Deanna Radford, and the electroacoustic modern classical trio Sontag Shogun, with pianist Ian Temple and sound/voice artist Jesse Perlstein, as well as other projects. In 2024, Young […]


Thursday May 09, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Susan Alcorn-Toshi Makihara-Simone Baron | Darien Baiza-Paul Neidhardt-Shelly Purdy

Simone Baron is a polyglot pianist, accordionist, improviser and composer whose work “ego-less, genre agnostic and without expectations” (JazzTimes) engages curiously and charismatically with a broad spectrum of idioms. Educated at Oberlin and Tel Aviv University and joyfully de-educated at festivals and performances across Europe and the Americas, Simone has won grants, fellowships and residencies […]


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 […]


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!


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 […]


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.


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Thursday October 03, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Fred Frith Trio · Jamal Moore

Red Room and Space 2640 are delighted to present Oakland’s Fred Frith Trio and local luminary Jamal Moore. The trio (Fred Frith, guitar; Jordan Glenn, drums; and Jason Hoopes, bass) will be joined by a sexret musical guest and live visuals by Heike Liss. Note that this event is not at the Red Room but […]


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      […]


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 […]


Thursday December 29, 2016 | 9:00 pm

A Dierker Xmas Story

It’s been a very trying year, and yet lovable John Dierker has been a very good boy. He has been diligently collecting his John Waters moustache coupons and has just about enough to buy that shiny new clarinet that Edith used to serende her fresh young egglings. Please help him make it over the top! […]


Tuesday December 13, 2016 | 8:30 pm


  DOUBLE DUO DIENSTAG at THE RED ROOM! Local legend Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar) joins San Francisco’s versatile Phillip Greenlief (reeds) for what we have to assume will be a tightly controlled YET UNPREDICTABLE explosion of thoughtful, varied improvisation. Berlin-based Biliana Voutchkova (violin, voice) and Michael Thieke (clarinet) emerged from that city’s fecund “Echtzeitmusik” […]


Sunday March 13, 2016 | 8:30 pm

Jen Baker & Patrick Crossland

GOOD GRACIOUS- BRASS BODACIOUS! Double the trombone-flavored fun at THE RED ROOM! As always, doors at 8:30, show at 9 Sharing a zest for the new and unpredictable, Jen met Patrick on the way to Berlin’s Total Music Meeting, a festival of improvised music. Now, 12 years later, they finally meet again in the same […]


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