Volunteers Collective

You are cordially invited to come play free music! Every month, the Red Room hosts the Volunteers’ Collective, a free session of experimental and improvised music. In this cordial, informal setting, we focus on listeningand collaboration. Players of all skill levels participate.

Try out a new technique or new instrument in a non-judgemental 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 7pm start time. Doors will open at 6:45.


Curious about the format? Loosely called 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 to increase our options as performers. 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.