||Our 25th anniversary waltz (without the waltz)
|A celebration of NEW music in Milwaukee
Sunday, November 20, 7pm
Woodland Pattern Book Center
For this final night of Woodland Patterns 25th anniversary festivities
we have assembled some of the most active musicians in Milwaukees
thriving experimental and improvised music scene. Representing a half
dozen a different ensembles (including I-Beam, Collections of Colonies
of Bees, Audiotrope, Hand to Mouth, and Raccoons) and the work of six
unique independent Milwaukee-based artist-run labels (Soutrane,
Topscore, Necessary Arts, Crouton, Cody Recordings, and Penumbra
Music), this 12-piece ensemble convenes for an evening of freely
improvised duos, trios, and quartets to celebrate Woodland Patterns
next 25 years supporting and hosting new music to Milwaukee audiences.
Christopher Burns is a composer of chamber and electroacoustic music.
He is also an active performer, whether improvising with a laptop, or
creating new versions of electronic classics. Christopher Burns
teaches composition and music technology at the University of
Thomas Gaudynski is an composer and improviser of electro-acoustic
music as well as an entrepreneurial scholar, writer, educator, and
marketing consultant. He has presented his work and the work of others
in Milwaukee since the mid-1970s.
David Gelting has been improvising with the contrabass since arriving
in Milwaukee in 1998. He has played and recorded in a trio with Byard
Lancaster and Jon Mueller, with his current group I-Beam, and many
other projects with his rock ensemble, The Danglers. He is also
currently studying classical bass playing and bow technique with Laura
Snyder of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
Jeff Klatt is a composer of electroacoustic and chamber music. As a
cellist, he is active both in free improvisation and as a private
Josh Lesniak plays drums and percussion in I-Beam and teaches in the
Fine Arts department of University of Wisconsin-Washington County.
Mike Lucas is an eclectic drummer/percussionist who has performed and
recorded music during the last 30 years in a variety of context. Lucas
has worked in various music, dance and theater projects in North America
and Europe, and recently performed in the improvised music project Hand
Jon Mueller's use of drums and material extends beyond rhythm and tempo
as witnessed in his collaborations with Asmus Tietchens, Bhob Rainey,
Jason Kahn, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Lionel Marchetti, and Jack
Wright. He is featured on numerous recordings and has performed
throughout the U.S. and Japan.
Steve Nelson-Raney is a composer/performer who is active in jazz,
contemporary music and free improvisation. His interest as a performer
is in the development of language systems for both solo and
Hal Rammel designs and builds unique acoustic and amplified musical
instruments and plays them in the groups Audiotrope, Raccoons, Whole or
by the Slice, and I-Beam.
Chris Rosenau plays the guitar. He has played the guitar for more than
half of his life with all sorts of interesting people in all sorts of
interesting places regardless of continent or inconvenience. When
home, he sleeps on a normal pillow. When touring, he sleeps on the
floor, with a pillow that has the word "mother" written on it in black
Jim Schoenecker, with an ongoing obsession for conventional and
alternative methods of synthesis, creates finely detailed electronic
sounds that beam across the room in razor-sharp lines.
Jason Wietlispach plays reeds and a wide variety of other instruments
in I-Beam, Field of Sound, the Chora Ensemble, and Castle Broadway. He
has released numerous recordings on the Soutrane label.
Here are links to the Milwaukee-based artist-run CD labels that
document the work of many of the musicians playing at Woodand Pattern
on November 20th: