UMBC/Towson Mascots

The UMBC and Towson Improvisation Ensembles are coached by Patrick Crossland and John Dierker. These student ensembles have worked so hard this semester. They will meet at this event to play three sets, one each and then in combination. UMBC and Towson University are two of Maryland’s great academic institutions that encourage experimental approaches to […]

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The Red Room is pleased host Asheville’s MANAS, the duo of guitarist Tashi Dorji and Thom Nguyen. If you caught Tashi at High Zero 2015, or in one of his many stops at the Red Room playing solo or in ad hoc ensembles, you know that his singular style of playing is not to be […]

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Solo electronic sets by two lifer Baltimore weirdos. Ring in the Holiday cheer with chakra clearing ego-shattering pulse waves. Baltimore based artist Door, who founded the (now defunct) mythic west-side warehouse venue ” America”, has been an integral part of the city’s underground electronic music scene for well over a decade. For the last eight […]

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Estamos Trio is an exploratory music ensemble formed through the cross-border Estamos Project founded by Thollem McDonas in 2010. The trio includes Carmina Escobar (vocals, electronics, guitarrĂ³n), Milo Tamez (percussion, found objects, electronics) and Thollem (keyboard, vocals, clay pot). The trio is celebrating their 2nd release on Relative Pitch Records with a series of east […]

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enticing image of Nat

Music pals, Lexie Mountain (sound art) and Nat Baldwin (double bass) collide for a set of amazing music. Lexie has been a champion and leader of experimental culture, sound, film, and performance art in Baltimore. Nat Baldwin pushes double bass performance technique to its outer boundaries. A student of Braxton, he has played with many […]

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Vaster Than Empires band photo

A violin subjected to toys, hardware implements and effects pedals; radios, bicycle wheels, and an amplified found-object sound-board; a modular synthesizer stirring electronic effects into a soup of sonic feedback: Vaster Than Empires. Since joining forces in Cincinnati in 2013, VTE comfortably/uncomfortably explores far-ranging textures and sound-scapes from all points along the space-time continuum. With our […]

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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.