February 2014

February 23: The music of Roscoe Mitchell … from 1965 (“before there was sound”) to 2013 … including “Nonaah” and “The Maze.” Here’s a great interview with Roscoe Mitchell about composing, improvising, and “Nonaah.”

February 16: New music from Tim Hodgkinson (Onsets) and a variety of ensemble music from Roscoe Mitchell, Kaija Saariaho, Evan Parker’s ElectroAcoustic Ensemble and more.

February 9: Location, location, location: work by the Seattle Phonographers Union and sound recordist Peter Cusack.

February 2: Flutes and harps, with and without electronics, featuring Anne La Berge, James Newton, Nicole Mitchell, Eberhard Blum, Anne LeBaron, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and more.

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Alternating Currents on WMSE (91.7FM) in Milwaukee every Sunday night from 6 until 9 p.m. is a showcase for music that experiments both with form and sound, in other words, serious creative work from artists who challenge the concepts and shapes of modern music-making. Alternating Currents is about the adventure of sound as it surveys music of 20th and 21st centuries including modern classical music, contemporary open form free jazz, electroacoustic and electronic music, and freely improvised music.
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