Friday, June 29, 2018

Volunteers’ Collective, Sunday, July 1, at the Red Room

WHEN:  Sunday, July 1, 7:30 PM. Elaborate set ups must occur prior to our start time. Doors will open at 7:15. 
WHERE:
The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore
ADMISSION: free

You are cordially invited to come play free music!

Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective. It’s 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-judgmental 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.

Our PA is sometimes in high demand at these events. Consider bringing an acoustic instrument or if you need amplification, bring a speaker. Access to the PA will go to those who arrive first.


Curious about the format? We loosely call it 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. We have a projection screen and a nice PA, although many play unamplified or with their own loudspeaker. Come check it out!