Alternating Currents on the radio

Last night, December 14, was my final evening hosting Alternating Currents on WMSE 91.7FM in Milwaukee. I send my heartfelt thanks to station manger Tom Crawford, all the staff and djs at the station, and all my dedicated listeners who made this such a gratifying 22+ years on the radio. Milwaukee has an incredible cultural resource in WMSE-FM. It well deserves all of your gratitude and support.

Alternating Currents Live, the concert series that takes place at Woodland Pattern Book Center in spring and fall of each year, will continue without interruption. The series resumes in March of 2015. Stay tuned!

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December 2014

December 14: Music from Katherine Young, Amy Cimini, Tim Daisy, Zeena Parkins, Kris Davis, Nicole Mitchell, and much, much more.

December 7: Jason hosts the show.

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November 2014

November 30: Our preview of Architeuthis Walks on Land and other music by Katherine Young and Amy Cimini … along with music by Xu Fengia, Roscoe Mitchell, Zeena Parkins, the Canvas Trio, and more.

November 23: Between 6:30 and 8pm we will help celebrate the 10th anniversary of Milwaukee-based Utech Records with a premiere broadcast of their latest release. On the remainder of the show we will preview Architeuthis Walks on Land coming to Milwaukee on December 7th.

November 16: The music of Luc Ferrari along with a variety of studio-based and live electronics from Maja S. K. Ratkje, Katherine Young, Ikue Mori, and Amy Cimini.

November 9: We’ll play our recording of Escape Lane at Woodland Pattern from last Sunday, plus a preview of Architeuthis Walks on Land, our next concert on December 7th . . . all during WMSE’s Fall pledge drive! Support WMSE!!!

November 2: Jason host the show while Alternating Currents Live presents Escape Lane at Woodland Pattern Book Center.

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October 2014

October 26: Brass and strings from Paul Rutherford, George Lewis, Marquis Hill, Russ Johnson, Bill Dixon, Rob Mazurek, and more . . . along with a further preview of Escape Lane coming to Milwaukee on November 2nd.

October 19: Reeds and strings, along with our preview of Escape Lane (Denis Fournier, Jeff Parker, Marquis Hill, and Joachim Florent) coming to Woodland Pattern on November 2nd.

October 12: Strings and reeds … We’ll continue our string theme (Hear in Now, Joelle Leandre, Mary Oliver, and more) and add reeds from James Falzone, John Butcher, Rudiger Carl and more. Plus, some new music from Ikue Mori and, of course, more.

October 5: The music of Anthony Davis including new performances by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.

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September 2014

September 28: Strings and more strings … Diedre Murray, Mary Oliver, Carlos Zingaro, Joelle Leandre, Billy Bang, LaDonna Smith, Kent Kessler, Leroy Jenkins, John Russell, Fred Hopkins, Peter Kowald, Joe Morris, Kent Carter, Mark Dresser, Mark Feldman, and more.

September 21: Remembering Tom Cora, solo and duos with guitarist/daxophonist Hans Reichel.

September 14: Music by Kyle Bruckmann and Wrack, Butch Morris, Elizabeth Harnik, and more.

September 7: New releases from James Falzone, Joe Morris, and David Rosenbloom … along with our recording of the Tomeka Reid Quartet from last Sunday at Woodland Pattern. They played one long set so we’ll divide the pieces up to play without a top of the hour interruption (45 minutes of music at 7pm and 30 minutes at 8pm).

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August 2014


August 24: A preview of the Tomeka Reid Quartet coming to Woodland Pattern Book Center on Sunday, August 31.

August 17: The music of Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara, and Jason Roebke … all playing in the Tomeka Reid Quartet at Woodland Pattern on Sunday, August 31.

August 3: Jason hosts the show.

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July 2014

July 27: Remembering violinist Leroy Jenkins.

July 20: Music for Stroh violins and violas by Mauricio Kagel (1898), Jon Rose, and Aleks Kolkowski.

July 13: A tribute to bassist/composer Charlie Haden.

July 6: We broadcast our recording of the concert by Tim Daisy and Jason Stein from last Sunday night at Woodland Pattern … along with some selections from Fred Lonberg-Holm’s recent Lightbox Orchestra performance featuring an ‘all drummers’ lineup.

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