Post Archive

Thursday October 17, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Jessica Pavone

What Happens Has Become Now is Jessica Pavone’s fifth solo viola album and her fourth for Relative Pitch Records. Over the past twenty years, Pavone has been developing solo music based on the pitches of the open strings intended to accentuate the natural sympathetic resonances of her particularly loud viola. Over the years, she has incorporated […]


Sunday July 07, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Jeremy Young | Simone Baron & Susan Alcorn

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 July 11, 2024 | 8:00 pm

The Rockers – Toshi Makihara/John Dierker/Caleb Duval – Logan Perry

The Rockers are the New York City based creative music quartet of James Mckain (saxophone), James Paul Nadien (drums), Shogo Yamagishi (bass), and Tom Weeks (saxophone). They perform high energy original compositions. All four members are prolific composer/performers and can be heard together on the 2024 recording A Man’s Image (Astral Editions). Toshi Makihara/John Dierker/Caleb Duval An […]


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 […]


Thursday March 14, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Sandy Ewen, Tom Carter & Lexie Mountain

The duo of Sandy Ewen and Tom Carter has been performing and recording since 2003. Their first recordings were released as Away Away (Collective Jyrk, 2006). This was followed up with Brighton Beach (Wholly Other, 2012) and In Between the Known and the Unknown (Wholly Other, 2016). The free improvisational guitar duo is a blend of texture, drone and psychedelia. Sandy […]


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!


Tuesday January 16, 2024 | 8:00 pm

ANDREA SIMON (wi D. Baiza and E. Bailey Gould) BONNIE LANDER (wi J. Dierker and S. Purdy)

Hello, Martin Schmidt, here telling you about a show I put together. Both groups are skilled and both have group leaders from the same institution, and both groups will improvise, but I anticipate wildly different style results from them. As with most shows at the Red Room doors will open at 8 with sound beginning […]


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 […]


Wednesday December 27, 2023 | 8:00 pm

60th Annual Feast of St. Dierker

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


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 […]


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 October 05, 2023 | 8:00 pm

BASrelief / Adam G Holofcener

Jamal Moore presents…


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 […]


Wednesday April 11, 2018 | 8:30 pm

Kate Amrine, Bonnie Lander perform Scelsi and more

Two masters of two of the more ancient instruments (the trumpet and the voice) make it new at The Red Room! Each will play a piece by everyone’s favorite mystic aristocrat, Giacinto Scelsi, a piece (or two) of their own and other works from the contemporary repertoire. Give yourself the gift of new music–you earned […]


Saturday March 10, 2018 | 8:30 pm

Judith Hamann · Julia Reidy · The Witches

Even considering the embarrassment of riches confronting this season’s Red Room goer, this show is a true gem! Two superb instrumentalists from down under, cellist Judith Hamann (who you may remember from their performance at RR in March 2016) and guitarist JR (who was recommended to your host by Judith at the said show, to […]


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 December 03, 2016 | 9:00 pm

FUTURE MINDS FREE // Laska, Fraser, Bennett, Foster

An evening of sound artists and improvising musicians from NYC and Philadelphia whose work explores the liberatory possibilities of system intelligence, generative musical practices and improvisation. PROGRAM PRESETS AND STUDIES Eric Laska Presets and Studies comprises recent audio material from low frequency ramp generators and field recordings of HVAC systems. The compositional structure of the […]


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.


Tuesday October 11, 2016 | 9:00 pm

Kyle Bruckmann / FLAMINGO (Heenan, Windfeld, Melbye)

The Red Room is excited to present a rare chance to catch these exceptional musicians as they travel through Baltimore.  An evening including two High Zero Festival alumni (Chris Heenan and Kyle Bruckmann). A gorgeous evening of thought provoking and stimulating music awaits! KYLE BRUCKMANN Oakland, CA-based composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a classical foundation […]


Saturday September 03, 2016 | 9:00 pm

Jacob Wick // Justin Porter // Meg Rorison

Jacob Wick (trumpet) Justin Porter (cello) Meg Rorison (projections/sound) Jacob Wick, Mexico City based trumpet player is joined by former Baltimorean now NY-based Justin Porter and local Meg Rorison for an evening of three solo performances exploring the visceral, the ephemeral and the immersive. JACOB WICK is a trumpet player and improvisor who lives in Mexico City […]


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