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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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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 […]

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Wednesday March 20, 2024 | 8:00 pm

Dani Dobkin and Matt Sargent 

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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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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Thursday October 05, 2023 | 8:00 pm

BASrelief / Adam G Holofcener

Jamal Moore presents…

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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