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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.

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.

7:30, Free

Elaborate set ups must occur prior to our start time. Doors will open at 7:15. 

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 at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

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