Monday, October 2, 2017


Volunteers’ Collective

WHEN: 8pm, Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017; Elaborate set ups must occur prior to our 8pm start time. Doors will open at 7:45.
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore

You are cordially invited to come play free music! Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective, a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this cordial, informal setting, we focus on listening and collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate.

Try out a new technique or new instrument in a non-judgemental setting. Meet new and veteran improvisers. Bring a friend. Experience new brain-states.

We could use anyone who is a…
brass-buzzer             membrane-whacker          tine-tapper
tube-fluter                talk-boxer                        reed-blower
mouth-harper           bucket-dripper                  string-rubber
antenna-waver          invention-builder              party-crasher
gong-spinner            finger-dancer                    hallucination-projector
etc. & etc.

..for sublime non-idiomatic improvised music experiences.

Curious about the format? Loosely called a workshop rather than jam session, our main mode of operation involves selecting small subsets of attendees to play for several minutes at a time. It’s like a miniature High Zero Festival for locals. Typically, everyone gets opportunities to play multiple times with many different performers. We occasionally practice small and large group exercises to increase our options as performers. We have a projection screen and a nice PA, although many play unamplified or with their own loudspeaker. Come check it out!