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.
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!
The Red Room at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218