10/17 – 11/1 | ‘The Baltimore Waltz’ @ Bartell Theatre

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In art, as in life, some things need no translation.” -The Baltimore Waltz – Carl – Scene XII

10/17 – 11/1  | The Baltimore Waltz

by Paula Vogel

@ The Bartell Theatre

a Strollers Theatre, ltd production

score and live music by BC GRIMM

(Madison, WI) Strollers Theatre is proud to present The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel, co-directed by John Cooper & Scott Albert Bennett. The show runs October 17th through November 1st at The Bartell Theatre’s Evjue Stage in Madison. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission; $15 for seniors, students and Strollers members. Group rates of $15 per person for groups of 10 or more are also available. Call the box office at 608-661-9696, Tuesday thru Friday 2 PM – 6 PM.

In this comedic satire by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, we follow Anna and her brother Carl on a European expedition. They strike out in search of adventure, hedonistic pleasure and the cure for her terminal illness, the fictitious ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease (the playwright’s metaphor for HIV).

A fantastical odyssey of the mind, with humor and heart, which suspends the apocalyptic catastrophe of losing a family member — a journey that celebrates life, art, sexuality, and the love of family. Paula Vogel won the Obie Award for this play.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.BartellTheatre.org.

SHOW TIMES

  • Friday, October 17……………….8:00PM
  • Saturday, October 18……………8:00PM
  • Sunday, October 19……………..2:00PM *Talk back
  • Wednesday, October 22……….7:30PM
  • Thursday, October 23…………..7:30PM *Talk back 
  • Friday, October 24……………….8:00PM
  • Saturday, October 25……………8:00PM
  • Thursday, October 30…………..7:30PM *Talk back 
  • Friday, October 31……………….8:00PM
  • Saturday, November 1………….2:00PM

* Shows with Talk back | requesting a separate $30 donation to an AIDS-related benefactor of your choice. $30 is suggested in keeping with the 30 years since the first HIV case was diagnosed.

CAST  |  Erin Baal – Anna, John Jajewski – Carl, Sean Langenecker – Third Man

DESIGN TEAM  |  BC Grimm – Composer/Sound Design; Designers: Paige Hathaway – Scenic; Phil Koenig – Lighting; Lucas Sevedge – Projections; Christina Giannini – Costumes; GW Rodriguez – Sound Design Consultant; Matt Hill – Assistant Stage Manager; Andrea Kleiner – Stage Manager; Joel Stone – Master Carpenter; Miranda Hawk – Producer

For videos, photos and more visit the Strollers Theatre, Ltd web site

or visit us on Facebook 


 [ all photos © J Miner Photography | Courtesy of Strollers Theatre, ltd. ]

 [ all photos © J Miner Photography | Courtesy of Strollers Theatre, ltd. ]


In Honor:

Strollers honors the past 30 years of the fight to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. On April 23, 1984 the first diagnosis of the AIDS virus was announced. After three decades, this production will serve as a reflection of public perception and progress society has made in this time.  Strollers Theatre has established opportunities for donations to local HIV/AIDS programs and clinics at all performances. Talk backs after certain shows are requesting a donation amount that reflects this 30-year mark. This play was inspired by the tragic passing of Paula Vogel’s brother who had succumbed to the AIDS virus and we honor his spirit.

For any additional information, contact Phil Klein, Strollers Theatre Publicist for this show at philjoannee@charter.net or call 608-445-0579. 


9/22 | Surrounded By Reality: Thollem McDonas & Sisters Three @ Audio For The Arts Studios

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SURROUNDED BY REALITY PRESENTS

THOLLEM MCDONAS 

SISTERS THREE

(aka Brothers Grimm + db pedersen)

 Join us for our reinvented concert series, Surrounded By Reality! This time, we welcome Thollem McDonas and The Sisters Three. Doors open at 7:00 pm for this 7:30 pm performance. Tickets are $10. Stream the concert live. 

Thollem’s solo piano work is a constant flow full of nuances and collisions of his studies of 350 years of keyboard musics and those found in the ever-changing environments along his perpetual travels. “Thollem McDonas does what few can: He combines extreme imagination with terrific post-classical chops and an ability to communicate through melody. A fresh, disciplined avant-pianist with an attractively extreme viewpoint.” (Greg Burk – LA Weekly)

“An intense and virtuosic keyboard improviser” (TimeOut, NY), Thollem ”inhabits a world uniquely his own, rhythmically, harmonically and formally. A true original.” (Terry Riley)



“The Sisters Three are: my brothers, my sisters, my challengers, my keepers, my fellow mossy stones, my companions in chaos.” – Huckleberry Grimm

The Sisters Three (Brothers Grimm + db pedersen), ‘so wither’d and so wild in their attire, that look not like the inhabitants o’ the earth,’ – on this autumnal equinox performance – invite you to both celebrate Summer’s end and to encourage the return of Fall. Bring elements of Autumn, memoirs of Fall. By time The Sisters Three convene this September 22nd, the current embers of Madison’s cicada choir will be totally absent as will all the anxious energy spun by Summer’s zeal. Provided silent sanctuary, The Sisters Three will pay special homage to those courageous leaves which cast off chlorophyll pretensions and reveal the wide spectrum of their honest selves.    


9/05 | Julian Lynch, Golden Donna @ SNAKE ON THE LAKE FEST 2014

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Golden Donna stops back in Madison during his inaugural National Tour

BCGrimm joins Julian Lynch band on Fretless Bass instead of Cello 


 

Fri, 9/05 | 6pm Free @ THE SETT, UW-Mad Union South

WSUM FM and WUD Music present

SNAKE ON THE LAKE FESTIVAL 2014

 

~ Featuring ~

Golden Donna (Mad) 

”    Golden Donna’s return to Madison! Heady electronic music to balance your groove chakra. “… trippy club-crunched double helixes .. skybath of breezy balcony themes, trap-flecked trampoline electronics, pale dream-pitched slow-rides, and diamond-headed aerodynamics … There’s a consistent looking-glass curvature to the way he bends textures and percussion, giving them this lens flare plasticity, like a warped sheen of translucent plastic … Dense but dispersed … towards warmer climes.” via100% SILK    ” (*From SnakeOnTheLake)

~ Featuring ~

| Julian Lynch (Mad) 

”    Beautiful experimental folk from Madison’s best. “New Jersey native Julian Lynch grew up playing with members of Real Estate and Titus Andronicus in the bedroom community of Ridgewood [NJ]. He’s continued his musical career at the University of Wisconsin, where he studies ethnomusicology during the day and records every instrument he owns (clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, Moog, iPhone) at night.” via NPR Music   ” (*From SnakeOnTheLake)

 

Also playing

White Mystery (Chi)   Frankie Teardrop (Mpls)  

Deastro (Det)   SAINT PEPSI (NYC)   

 


 

 

8/27 | Lovely Socialite w/ CONTROL @ Mickey’s Tavern

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Wed 8/27 | 10pm Free @ Mickey’s Tavern

Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps (Midwest – Jurassic Jazz)

CONTROL (Mad – Post Rock)

Cumstain (Oakland – Punk)

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Lovely Socialite is back and putting the final touches on a full set of new tunes for our second full length album (due out in 2015).  We'll be heading into Blast House Studios with our favorite recording engineer Landon Arkens this November to finish recording!  Come out to Mickey's Tavern this Wednesday around 10pm to hear us play first, followed shortly by Madison's own, CONTROL.  With a history of playing great bills together & both bands performing majority new material ~ I think we're all in for a special treat!

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7/18-7/20 | Tenderfoot Collective Summer Art Show @ ‘Art In’

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FREE ADMISSION 

@ ‘Art In’ 
1444 E Washington Ave, Madison

Gallery Hours
| Fri, 07/18,  5-8pm | Sat, 07/19, 4-8pm | Sun, 07/20, 1-4pm |

ART
Shoshanah Marohn, Renee Lund Helin, Kathleen White Wright, Christopher Fleissner, Mary Wright, Dan Constien, Keely Merchant, Deb Eide, Arra Van Galder.

Collage, Photography, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Assemblage, Dioramas, Animation, Printmaking 

Tea by Qi Hong Chai!

MUSIC

FRIDAY
Todo Cósmico
Taboo Blah Blah
Marathon
Ant’lrd
Dennis Glanville 7pm-8pm

SATURDAY
Metasun ft. Colin Higgins
BRAIN GRIMMER 5-6pm 
Charlie Painter and Friends 6pm-8pm

SUNDAY
Monica Bren
Brennan Connors and Stray Passage 3pm

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8/09 | Lyre Power workshops @ Edgewood College

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Sat, 08/09 | Lyre Power has over 10 workshops available for their August 9th festival at Edgewood College‘s center for visual & theater arts, The Stream.  I (BC Grimm) will teach a new workshop, ‘Conversation = Improvisation’, in parallel with other workshops taught by some very talented friends of GrimmusiK including; Rob Lundberg, Yid Vicious (Geoff Brady of Brennan Connors & Stray Passage), Nick Zielinski (ARP of the Covenant) & more!

The workshops are open to all ages, child to adult!  Choose your 2 favorite sessions & sign up today!  “The cost to participate is $35, which covers the full day (two workshops and performances) from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 9. No money is due upon pre-registering online. The registration form we send by mail will include payment information.”

LYRE POWER WORKSHOPS 2014

≽ Sign Up Now!

Special thanks to Jeff Stanek, Shad Wenzlaff, & Debbie Yee, the coordinators of Lyre Power, for organizing what will prove to be a most excellent day of improvisation & composition workshops!

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7/11 | ‘Saaz’ Indian Classical @ Indie Coffee

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BC Grimm will join members of Madison’s Indian classical music group ‘Saaz‘ this Friday at Indie Coffee.  We’ll perform pieces in Raga Vibhas & Raga Hamsadhwani ~ come join us at 6:15pm!

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7/6 | Unrehearsed MKE @ Jazz Estate

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Sun, 7/6 |  Unrehearsed MKE          7pm $2 @ The Jazz Estate, MKE

The idea is simple:  We are looking to bridge the gap between music scenes by randomly putting musicians that have never played together and give them a chance to create a set of improvised music.  Be a part of something new and great in MILWAUKEE.  When is this great thing, you ask?  Well it is the FIRST SUNDAY of the month at The Jazz Estate, first set starts at 7:30pm. 

Group 1
Matt Blair – Piano (Madison)
Wilberforce Anton Greene – Guitar (Madison)
Jason Nanna – Modular Synth

Group 2
Nick Weckman – trombone
Chris Bresette – trumpet
Michael Bettine – percussion/gongs
Nicholas Buchel – painting/visual art

Group 3
Jim Schoenecker – Electronics
John Schoenecker – Electronics
Brian Grimm – Stringed Instruments (Mad)
Barry Paul Clark – Bass

 

We’re back again and going strong. Thanks again to everyone for the continued support and curiosity in the unknown and creating such a beautiful scene of creative, improvising and listening musicians.  ~ www.unrehearsedmke.com

listen. learn. exchange. grow. communicate. create. experience!

The Jazz Estate   2423 N Murray Ave, Milwaukee, WI 5321

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6/17 | New Album THE IDEATING KNELL for sale on Signal Dreams

‘The Ideating Knell’ by BC Grimm is now available on Signal Dreams!

Limited Edition CD
16 tracks 70 mins $7
Order your copy today!

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A few words on the album from Signal Dreams

 Madison, WI-based avant-jazz explorer BC Grimm is well known locally not just for his phenomenal cello work in live collaborations with artists like Julian Lynch, Spires That In The Sunset Rise, and the mighty Db Pedersen (to name just a few), but also the mind-blowing improvisational chops he showcases with his brother A.J. Grimm in cello-guitar duo The Brothers Grimm and his worldly and detailed production work as Brain Grimmer. More recently, Grimm’s work has been shifting focus toward his intriguing work with two different Chinese zithers, Guqin and Guzheng. We’re extremely proud to present ‘The Ideating Knell,’ a staggering album that combines Grimm’s deep experimentation with the zithers with his love of detailed processing. Honestly, nothing we could say about it could match the beautiful clarity of this statement from BC Grimm himself:

“‘The Ideating Knell’ is an experimental acoustic album of compositions for two ancient Chinese zithers, Guqin 古琴 & Guzheng 古筝. This record includes 6 ‘doppler phase’ pieces for guqin, emulating tape composition techniques to create the movement of sound to/from the vanishing point on the horizon line to/from the listener’s ears. There are 6 pieces for prepared guzheng using: dulcimer hammers, cajon brushes, chopsticks, mate straw, metal bowls, broken teaware, clay sculpting tools, snare wires, & seashell strands. 3 pieces revisit the title track composition from BCG’s 2011 solo guqin album, “Flock Migrates Over The Pines”: with re-recorded, reconstructed versions in two custom tunings, and a new variation on the theme in a traditional tuning. The actual notes in the composition’s score visually depict various forms & shapes of birds taking off into flight, or in formation during flight. Also, specially devised for this project is a new ‘Pentatemperment’ tuning system on guqin, which splits the octave into 5 equal steps, instead of 12 [ low to high: C-40c D0c E+40c G-20c A+20c C-40c D0c ]. Guzheng 古筝, a 21 string bridged zither spanning 4 octaves, and Guqin 古琴, a 7 string fretless zither spanning 1 octave, tune to pentatonic scales. Both instruments share a culturally important performance history stretching back about 2,500 years to the Warring States period.”

Artwork by Nathaniel Ritter. Price is postage paid in the US. Please see shipping rates for Canada/World.  

This Signal Dreams batch also includes: Troy Schafer ‘Untitled No. 1‘ & Derek Rogers ‘Prevais‘.

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Solo Guqin Album F.M.O.P. Remastered + Upcoming Release “The Ideating Knell” on Signal Dreams

FLOCK MIGRATES OVER THE PINES [2011] by BC Grimm
a solo GUQIN album for meditation, yoga, & relaxation

June, 2014 – remastered & availalbe digitally for $8 on GrimmusiK.bandcamp

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FMOP has been remastered in anticipation of a new solo zither album, The Ideating Knell by BC Grimm coming out next Tuesday, 6/17 on Signal Dreams records.  Stay tuned for more details, follow Signal Dreams on bandcamp & soundcloud!

GD07  “The Ideating Knell”  available 06/17/2014 on Signal Dreams 
An experimental acoustic album of compositions for two ancient Chinese zithers, Guqin 古琴 & Guzheng 古筝. This record includes 6 ‘doppler phase’ pieces for guqin, emulating tape composition techniques to create the movement of sound to/from the vanishing point on the horizon line to/from the listener’s ears. There are 6 pieces for prepared guzheng using: dulcimer hammers, cajon brushes, metal chopsticks, mate straw, metal bowls, broken teaware, clay sculpting tools, snare wires, & seashell strands. 3 pieces revisit the title track composition from BCG’s 2011 solo guqin album, “Flock Migrates Over The Pines”: with re-recorded, reconstructed versions in two custom tunings, and a new variation on the theme in a traditional tuning.  The actual notation in the composition’s score visually depicts various forms & shapes of birds taking off and in formation during flight.  A new ‘Pentatemperment’ tuning system on guqin has been specially devised for this project – splitting the octave into 5 equal steps, instead of 12 [low to high: C-40c D0c E+40c G-20c A+20c C-40c D0c].  Guzheng 古筝, a 21 string bridged zither spanning 4 octaves, and Guqin 古琴, a 7 string fretless zither spanning 1 octave, both tune to pentatonic scales.  These instruments share a culturally important performance history stretching back about 2,500 years to the Warring States period.

Brothers Grimm farewell show at Color Field Ensemble Festival For Contemporary Music | 2013 KARJAKA Studios | http://karjaka.com/

Brothers Grimm farewell show at Color Field Ensemble Festival For Contemporary Music | 2013 KARJAKA Studios | http://karjaka.com/