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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.

Yes, the High Zero program advertised this event as the week before, but Fred Frith is going to be here, performing, for your eager ears!

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.

7:00, Free

Elaborate set ups must occur prior to our start time. Doors will open at 6:45. 

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!

Event location:

The Red Room Normal's Books and Records

The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.