The Volunteer’s Collective is an open workshop at the Red Room for anyone interested in playing experimental improvised music in an uninhibited, non-competitive environment. Players who have often never met come together and try to make interesting music “never heard before” in a real-time environment. It involves as much or more listening as playing, and is a great chance to hone one’s improvising skills/approach. It is also a social chance to meet and connect with other players.

The Volunteer’s Collective has been running more or less continuously since The Red Room opened in 1996. Thousands of musicians have passed through it, including many notable ones.

Bring your instruments, extension cords, amplification, ears, etc. If your setup is elaborate, please, arrive early.

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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.